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Innovate Alabama debuts SEEK AL campaign to leverage outdoor assets

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Innovate Alabama has launched SEEK AL, a digital campaign dedicated to showcasing the rich variety of outdoor recreational assets the state has to offer to its citizens and to innovators looking for a place to play, work, and put down roots. “Alabama is home...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce’s Stimpson participating in European Union leadership program

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BRUSSELS, Belgium — Christina Stimpson, the top trade expert at the Alabama Department of Commerce, is in Belgium and Greece this week to participate in the EU-US Emerging Leaders Visitors Programme, which aims to strengthen ties between the two economic blocs. The five-day event,

Written by Jerry Underwood

‘Working for Alabama’ package aims to supercharge state’s economic growth

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey today signed the “Working for Alabama” legislative package into law, with the goal of transforming Alabama’s workforce, getting more Alabamians trained for high-paying jobs, streamlining Alabama’s economic development efforts and investing into Alabama communities, especially those in rural...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Meta plans to build $800 million, next-generation data center in Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that technology company Meta Platforms plans to open an $800 million data center in Alabama’s capital city that will support 100 operational jobs and build on the company’s previous investment in the state. Meta’s new 715,000-square-foot,

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5 Alabama companies claim ‘Trade Excellence Awards’ for export success

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey today honored five Alabama companies for their accomplishments in selling products in markets around the world and contributing to the robust exporting activities that are sparking economic growth at home. Governor Ivey presented leaders of the companies with...

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Team developing new strategic economic growth plan selects research allies

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that a consulting firm and two Alabama universities have been selected to assist in the creation of a new strategic economic growth plan that will guide the state into the next decade and beyond. The organizations...

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Montgomery Whitewater takes center stage as new development strategies take shape

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Ellen McNair joined a team from Innovate Alabama today for a tour of Montgomery Whitewater, a world-class recreational facility that’s now hosting Olympic athletes, as Alabama business development leaders consider new approaches to spark economic growth. McNair, who is...

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Alabama trade mission targets connections at FIDAE air show in Chile

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SANTIAGO, Chile — An Alabama delegation including five companies is in Chile’s capital city for this week’s International Air and Space Fair, or FIDAE, seeking to develop business connections at South America’s foremost aerospace exposition. The Alabama Department of Commerce is heading the trade...

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Alabama claims No. 1 spot among auto-exporting states for first time

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Alabama has become the nation’s No. 1 auto-exporting state, with international vehicle shipments surging past $11.2 billion in 2023 to overtake long-time leader South Carolina, according to new trade data. Alabama’s auto exports have climbed 45% in value since 2021, when they totaled $7.7...

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Alabama cities earn spots in Site Selection’s 2023 economic development rankings

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Cullman and Selma are among the Alabama small cities and metro areas that received a shoutout from Site Selection magazine for economic development success in the national publication’s extensive 2023 Governor’s Cups analysis. Cullman ranked No. 2 in Site Selection’s round-up of the nation’s...

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