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Dothan officials launch project to build expandable spec building

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DOTHAN, Alabama — Officials in Dothan have formally kicked off a project to build a 100,000-square-foot speculative building in the Sam Houston Industrial Park to better prepare the Southeast Alabama city for industrial prospects. The building will be located on a 41-acre site called...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama earns ‘Silver Shovel’ Award for 2021 economic development

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Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for a Silver Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development successes in 2021. The honor reflects strong recruitment results for the Alabama team, with companies announcing new facilities and...

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Report: 2021 growth projects bringing Alabama $7.7 billion in new investment

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that economic development activity across Alabama surged during 2021, with a new report showing that projects launched during the year will inject $7.7 billion in capital investment and almost 10,200 jobs into the state’s strengthening economy.

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Dothan Warehouse to invest $8 million in new Alabama expansion

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DOTHAN, Alabama — Dothan Warehouse plans to invest $8 million to expand its facility in Houston County in the second phase of a growth project, creating 25 jobs and broadening the commercial hub’s capabilities, according to the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce. Phase 2...

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Commerce book drive benefits Montgomery schools’ reading program

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The Alabama Department of Commerce, along with AIDT, conducted a book drive as part of National Reading Month, collecting about 200 books for donation to help advance a reading initiative organized by Montgomery Public Schools. The gift benefited the Montgomery school...

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Koch Foods begins operations at new $60 million Alabama facility

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ATTALLA, Alabama — Representatives of Koch Foods joined state and local leaders in Etowah County on Thursday to formally open the company’s state-of-the-art grain storage and distribution facility in Attalla. Koch Foods (pronounced “Cook”) said the new poultry feed-mill will create 32 new jobs...

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Kroger creating 160 jobs to launch grocery delivery service in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Kroger Co. announced plans today to hire 161 new employees in Birmingham as the national grocery chain rolls out its e-commerce grocery delivery service in the region. The BBA announced today that Kroger has leased a 50,000-square-foot facility at 30 West...

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Real estate firms plan new Alabama headquarters, creating 400 jobs

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HOOVER, Alabama — Lake Homes Realty and a sister company, RealSource Title Insurance and Real Estate Closing, plan to establish a new headquarters operation in Hoover, bringing 400 new jobs to the Birmingham suburb over the next five years. Lake Homes Realty, which calls...

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Governor Ivey honors 7 Alabama companies for exporting success

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey today recognized seven Alabama companies for success in selling their goods and services in markets across the globe, helping to sustain robust export activities that create jobs and spark economic growth across the state. In addition, Governor Ivey...

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Alabama exports regain momentum with 22% increase in 2021

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s exports in 2021 surged more than 20% in value compared to the previous year, surpassing pre-pandemic levels and indicating the underlying resilience of the state’s economy. New federal government figures show that Alabama’s exports...

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