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Alabama treasures gift guide offers last-minute inspiration

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If you’re still looking for last-minute shopping inspiration, you don’t have to look far. Alabama is home to talented artists, builders, growers and others who make distinctive items. For proof, see Part 1 and Part 2 of the 2020 Made In Alabama Holiday Gift...

Written by Dawn Azok

Transportation partners team for new logistics park in Alabama

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MOBILE, Alabama – Alabama officials today announced that CN, a Canadian transportation company, is collaborating with Alabama Export Railroad and Ray-Mont Logistics to launch the first phase of a new, high-tech logistics park in Mobile. Opening in late 2021, the first phase of the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Part 2 of the 2020 Made in Alabama Holiday Gift Guide showcases local bounty

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It’s always important to shop local, but in 2020, it means so much more. Businesses across Alabama have stretched, pivoted and endured in ways they never dreamed possible to meet the huge challenges of this year. And now, with Christmas around the corner, they’re...

Written by Dawn Azok

Home for the holidays: Outfit the abode with Alabama-made gifts

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It’s been a year marked by working at home, schooling at home and just generally staying at home, so the star of the 2020 Made in Alabama Holiday Gift Guide should come as no surprise. This year, it’s all about the home, and there...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey announces $200M Revive Plus program to support small businesses

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey today announced Revive Plus, a $200 million grant program to support small businesses, non-profits and faith-based organizations in Alabama that have been impacted by COVID-19. Revive Plus is the second wave of funding for these organizations with 50...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Online Global Program gives new marketing tools to exporters

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The Alabama Department of Commerce’s Office of International Trade is working with its partners to help export-minded companies across the state maintain their global focus and create new trade relationships overseas. Commerce’s trade team, in collaboration with The Export Alabama Alliance, is aligning with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Lowe’s Home Improvement plans $61 million Alabama distribution hub

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BESSEMER, Alabama — Lowe’s Home Improvement announced this week plans to construct a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution facility in Jefferson County, creating 150 jobs as part of a $61 million project. The Birmingham Business Alliance said the facility will be located in Bessemer next to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Amazon expands Alabama footprint with 2 delivery stations in metro Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Amazon Logistics announced plans today to open two new delivery stations in the Birmingham metro area, creating hundreds of jobs and speeding up deliveries for the internet retailer’s customers in the region. One of the delivery stations will be located at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama business climate rates near top in ‘Site Selection’ rankings

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Alabama’s business climate ranked near the top of the states in a comprehensive analysis released today by “Site Selection,” a national publication that focuses on economic development. In the magazine’s 2020 analysis, Alabama ranked No. 7, tied with Arizona, and up two spots from...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama business leaders meet with Ambassador Lighthizer, key trade official

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VANCE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey and a group of Alabama industrial leaders on Friday hosted Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative, at the Mercedes-Benz manufacturing complex for a high-level discussion on the Trump Administration’s trade and economic growth policies. Ambassador Lighthizer shared...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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