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Second ‘Made in Alabama’ Showcase features top homegrown products

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey recognized 14 companies and their exceptional homegrown products at the second “Made in Alabama” Showcase at the state Capitol today. Governor Ivey invited the businesses to exhibit their products in the Old Supreme Court Library during a ceremony...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Microsoft taps Randolph County to lead digital skills initiative in Alabama

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ROANOKE, Alabama — Microsoft Philanthropies is teaming with the Randolph County Economic Development Authority (RCEDA) on a program that helps job seekers and professionals gain new skills for in-demand roles in the digital economy. The RCEDA received funding from Microsoft Philanthropies to launch the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

ISA Corp. selects Geneva County for glove manufacturing operation

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HARTFORD, Alabama — Oregon-based ISA Corp., a manufacturer of nitrile and latex gloves, announced plans today to open a production facility in Geneva County, creating 80 jobs over two years at the location in rural Alabama. ISA Alabama Corp., as the new venture is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Amazon teams with Tuskegee University for advanced training programs

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TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Tuskegee University has a new partnership with Amazon that will establish advanced training programs in mechatronics, robotics, supply chain management and logistics operations for students at the Macon County institution. Amazon donated $1.2 million to fund the programs, which will also...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama joins top states in publication’s new site selectors survey

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — A national economic development publication reports that site-selection professionals it surveyed have again ranked Alabama among the top states for business, citing a broad range of factors contributing to a fertile growth environment. Area Development says Alabama ranks No. 6 overall...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Ecore plans Alabama manufacturing facility with $25 million project

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OZARK, Alabama — Ecore International plans to invest $25.5 million to open a state-of-the-art manufacturing and recycling facility in the Southeast Alabama city of Ozark, where it will create 84 jobs, according to Governor Kay Ivey. Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Ecore specializes in transforming reclaimed materials...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Market Wagon provides new way for farmers to connect with customers

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There’s a new avenue for Alabama farmers to take their products to market, and it’s providing a growing number of residents with fresh, local food. Market Wagon, an Indiana-based company that has expanded into the Birmingham area, connects farmers and other food producers with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

O’Neal Manufacturing Services plans steel fab center in Fayette with 70 jobs

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FAYETTE, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield announced today that O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) plans to invest $5.5 million to open a 130,000-square-foot steel fabrication facility in Fayette as part of a project that will create 70 full-time jobs within three years after operations...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Work in rural Alabama spearheads advances for aerospace industry

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Rural Alabama is setting the stage for some of the most pivotal advancements in the state’s aerospace and aviation industries. From Lockheed Martin’s plan to boost production of its in-demand Javelin missile in Troy to a pioneering project involving remote air traffic control in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

‘Transformational’ logistics park project kicks off in Macon County

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TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined leaders of Farpoint Development and the Macon County Economic Development Authority at an event today to mark the launch of an ambitious project to build the Regional East Alabama Logistics (REAL) Park, which aims to supercharge economic...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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