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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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How teamwork is helping Shipt deliver

new tech jobs in its Alabama hometown

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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...

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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...

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Economic development projects to bring 510 new jobs to Huntsville area

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber today announced that new economic development projects will bring 510 new jobs and more than $71 million in investment to the community. This eight companies under taking the projects have expanded or located in Huntsville metro area...

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Site consultants rank Alabama a top state in Area Development survey

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Site selection professionals surveyed by national publication Area Development once again ranked Alabama among the top states for doing business, citing a range of factors that underpin a business-friendly environment. Alabama ranks No. 6 overall in the magazine’s 2020 “Top States for Doing Business”

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FedEx Ground to build $40 million logistics facility in Jefferson County

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – FedEx Ground plans to build a $40.6 million facility in Jefferson County that would create 285 full- and part-time jobs within three years of the project’s completion, the Birmingham Business Alliance announced today. The 300,000-square-foot FedEx Ground facility will stand on a...

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