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2021 Made in Alabama Holiday Gift Guide features down-home innovations

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Buying local has taken on a new urgency this holiday season, and Alabama’s artisans, manufacturers and other homegrown businesses offer plenty of options to help check off your shopping list. Whether your loved one is a fashionista, budding gardener, avid sportsman or someone with...

Written by Dawn Azok

Bounty of projects sets stage for $1.6 billion in new Alabama investment

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Alabama’s economic development team has plenty to be thankful for this November, as growth projects announced during the month are poised to pump over $1.6 billion in new capital investment into the state’s economy. The bounty of projects, involving a range of industries from...

Written by Jerry Underwood

FedEx plans $57M logistics facility in Dothan as Alabama hubs multiply

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DOTHAN, Alabama — FedEx Ground plans to open a $57 million logistics facility in Houston County, adding another hub to the robust network of distribution and logistics centers that has been expanding across Alabama through a series of new projects. Officials in Houston County...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Growing Alabama Credit spurs $3 million investment at Etowah mega-site

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GADSDEN, Alabama – The Growing Alabama Credit program is helping accelerate improvements at the Little Canoe Creek Mega-Site through a $5.7 million, multi-phase project facilitated by a partnership between Norfolk Southern Corp., the Etowah County Commission and the State of Alabama. Railroad company Norfolk...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Amazon expands Alabama investment with 4 new operational sites

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey today announced that Amazon.com Inc. plans to open three new operations facilities in Alabama while also launching a new fulfilment center that will support customer deliveries across the state. The projects -- located in Huntsville, Montgomery and Birmingham...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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Virtual SEUS-Japan meeting focuses on strong ties, growth potential

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The robust economic and cultural ties between the U.S. Southeast and Japan are on full display in a virtual meeting of organizations dedicated to strengthening the long-standing relationship between seven Southern states and the Asian nation. The 43rd joint meeting of the Southeast U.S.-Japan...

Written by Jerry Underwood

MTC Logistics opens $61 million cargo hub in Alabama’s ‘Port City’

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MOBILE, Alabama – Baltimore, Maryland-based MTC Logistics today formally opened a sprawling refrigerated cargo facility in Mobile, a $61 million project that will add 75 new jobs and has growth potential for the future. MTC broke ground in 2019 on what is now one...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Southern Auto Manufacturers Alliance taps Sec. Canfield for Hall of Fame

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The Southern Automotive Manufacturers Alliance (SAMA), an organization representing one of the region’s most dynamic growth industries, today announced that Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield has been named to the SAMA Hall of Fame. Secretary Canfield, a key figure in the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

‘Made in Alabama’ Showcase features top homegrown companies

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Commerce, today honored a dozen homegrown businesses at the Inaugural “Made in Alabama” Showcase. To celebrate October as “Manufacturing Month,” Governor Ivey selected 12 businesses for their work in producing exceptional...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce promotes Jones to government affairs, marketing position

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Department of Commerce announced today that longtime employee Stefania Jones has been promoted to Manager of Governmental Affairs and Marketing, giving her responsibility for key activities at the state’s lead economic development agency. In her new role, Jones will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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