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SBA Paycheck Protection Program will help small business keep paying workers

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Small businesses across Alabama can benefit from a U.S. Small Business Administration program that is designed to help these enterprises keep their workers on the payroll during the coronavirus crisis. The Paycheck Protection Program provides a direct incentive for small businesses to maintain their workforces...

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UAB teams with biotech firm Altimmune to test potential COVID-19 vaccine

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The University of Alabama at Birmingham announced today that it is launching a collaboration with biopharmaceutical company Altimmune for preclinical testing of a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 disease. The testing at UAB will investigate immune responses to the vaccine in mice — a...

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Alabama small businesses can seek SBA COVID-19 disaster loans

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that small businesses across Alabama negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are eligible for assistance under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The SBA program will help qualified businesses and non-profit...

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Alabama earns Top 10 rankings in ‘Site Selection’ 2019 Governor’s Cups

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s economic development successes in 2019 earned the state a pair of Top 10 rankings in “Site Selection” magazine’s annual Governor’s Cups analysis. Alabama ranked No. 6 among the states in projects per capita, a measurement that places smaller states on...

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Alabama film industry set for blockbuster year after record 2019

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The cameras are rolling on a golden period for film activity in Alabama, which is generating a record level of production expenditures while creating jobs and elevating the state’s profile in the industry. The Alabama Film Office reported the 20 approved film and TV...

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Exports of Alabama-made autos, aerospace parts rise in tough trade year

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Despite ongoing disruptions in global trade relationships, Alabama's exports of goods and services totaled $20.7 billion in 2019 as overseas shipments of motor vehicles, auto parts and aerospace products continued to show strength. The value of Alabama exports last year declined...

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Growing Alabama Credit fuels improvements at Etowah County mega-site

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GADSDEN, Alabama – Plans are under way for a $2.7-million site-improvement project for the Little Canoe Creek Mega-Site funded through the state’s Growing Alabama Credit program. The Etowah County Commission’s application was approved by the Renewal of Alabama Commission in December, and funding has...

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Sec. Canfield to attend signing of historic trade deal with China

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Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will attend the ceremonial signing of the Phase 1 trade deal between the United States and China at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. President Donald Trump will sign an 86-page agreement with Chinese Vice Premier Liu...

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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...

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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,

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