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6 trends fueling Alabama’s economic growth in 2020 and beyond

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Alabama’s economy is humming on all cylinders as a new decade begins, with job rolls swelling to record numbers and an ultra-low unemployment rate as major industries expand their operations in the state. While the foundations are firmly in place for more growth, there...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing set to launch hiring of production team

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA (MTMUS) is set to begin the hiring process for the production team at its $1.6 billion auto assembly plant in Huntsville on Monday, Jan. 13. MTMUS is getting an assist from AIDT, Alabama’s primary workforce development agency,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Homegrown treats sweeten the 2019 Made in Alabama Holiday Gift Guide

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Whether you live far away or down the street from Mom and Dad, there’s nothing that creates the warm feelings of the holidays quite like a taste of home. Alabama-made food and beverages have long been popular Christmas gifts. And these days, tried and...

Written by Dawn Azok

2019 Made in Alabama Holiday Gift Guide showcases craftmanship

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From the roads to the skies, the products created by the skilled hands of Alabama workers are in high demand in markets around the world. But the state’s automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing industries don’t have the corner on craftsmanship. In communities across the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Carvana plans to open Alabama distribution hub, creating over 450 jobs

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Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, plans to invest more than $40 million to construct an Alabama distribution and fulfillment center, creating over 450 jobs in Bessemer. Carvana, the fastest-growing auto retailer in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mobile to host annual Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

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Alabama’s Port City will play host to this year’s installment of the Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistic Summit, which explores key supply chain topics such as the changing international trade environment, workforce training and cybersecurity. The 8th annual summit will take place Tuesday,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama’s ‘Rocket City’ shows off advantages at international space conference

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Huntsville team including business leaders, economic development specialists and elected officials is representing Alabama’s “Rocket City” at this week’s International Astronautical Congress (IAC), a major conference focusing on space. Huntsville is the only community to participate among 170-plus corporate, state...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team kicks off SEUS Japan 42 amid rising Japanese investment

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Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a delegation of state business leaders at an international conference in Savannah, Georgia, that seeks to amplify the longstanding economic and cultural ties between seven Southeastern states and Japan. The 42nd annual joint meeting of the Southeast...

Written by Jerry Underwood

ULA’s Alabama-based RocketShip makes first delivery with new name

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Many folks may know that the United Launch Alliance produces powerful rockets at a sprawling factory in Decatur. But few people probably realize that the ULA has its own rocket delivery ship based in the Alabama city. The R/S RocketShip, as it’s now called,

Written by Jerry Underwood

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