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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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Commerce taps Christina Stimpson to lead international trade efforts

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The Alabama Department of Commerce announced today that Christina Stimpson, an international business professional with experience in export promotion, foreign direct investment strategy and business recruitment, will take the helm of the department’s Office of International Trade later this month. Stimpson...

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Commerce’s Lockhart retires after 24 years of helping Alabama firms go global

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Hilda Lockhart, the international business expert who helped countless Alabama companies explore new markets and opportunities in every corner of the globe, is retiring from her position at the Alabama Department of Commerce. For the past 24 years, Lockhart has served...

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Fetch Rewards to create 200 jobs at new Alabama office and support hub

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Fetch Rewards, the nation’s fastest-growing consumer rewards app, plans to open an office facility and customer service hub in Birmingham, where it will create 200 full-time jobs. The project, which involves an investment totaling $1...

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Publication names Landing HQ recruitment its Startup ‘Deal of the Year’

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Business Facilities, a national publication focusing on economic development, has selected Alabama’s recruitment of Landing’s headquarters relocation project as one of its “Deals of the Year” in a new ranking. Landing, a company building a nationwide network of fully furnished apartments available in a...

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FGP Holding, maker of Frios pops, plans $20 million expansion in Mobile

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MOBILE, Alabama – Mobile-based FGP Holding, which owns Frios Gourmet Pops and FGP Manufacturing LLC, announced plans today for a rapid expansion and production ramp-up along with a move into the former Crown Products facility at 3107 Halls Mill Road in Alabama's "Port City." The project features...

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