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Commerce to lead Alabama trade mission to German business hub

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a delegation of Alabama business leaders on a trade mission to Germany this week, resuming the strategic trips to overseas commercial hubs that have helped state-based companies explore new markets and partnership opportunities. The journey...

Written by Jerry Underwood

German state celebrates ties to Commerce with partnership award

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An organization promoting economic ties to the German state of Niedersachsen recognized the Alabama Department of Commerce as its “Outstanding Economic Development Partner of the Year” at an international trade show in Chicago. The award from Invest in Niedersachsen reflects Commerce’s strategic efforts to...

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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...

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Gateway Tire growing in Dothan with $9 million expansion project

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DOTHAN, Alabama — Gateway Tire announced plans today to invest $9 million to expand its distribution hub in Dothan through a growth project that will create 30 jobs at the Houston County facility. The project will add 100,000 square feet to Gateway Tire’s existing...

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Commerce teams for updated primer on starting a small business in Alabama

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The Alabama Department of Commerce's Office of Small Business Advocacy and the Alabama Small Business Development Center Network (ASBDC) today announced the publication of "Alabama's Answers: Starting Your Business in Alabama," a comprehensive primer for starting a small business in Alabama. This partnership publication’s 16th...

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Alabama delegation to strengthen ties with Canada at SEUS-CP Alliance Conference

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Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will lead an Alabama delegation to Savannah, Georgia, for the Southeastern United States-Canadian Provinces Alliance Conference, a high-level gathering that reinforces common economic ties, expands commercial opportunities and broadens cultural exchange. SEUS-CP, as the event is known, runs Sunday through...

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Study: Boeing’s Alabama economic impact reaches $2.7 billion

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Boeing contributes more than $2.7 billion each year to Alabama’s economy, along with 9,402 jobs in its sprawling operations and support network, according to a new study issued this week. The global space and defense manufacturer, which is marking its 60th year...

Written by Dawn Azok

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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