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Alabama Germany Partnership honors companies, Commerce Sec. Canfield

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The long-standing economic and cultural ties between Alabama and Germany were on full display Thursday night as 10 German companies were recognized for their investments in the state and Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield was honored. The Alabama Germany Partnership’s Annual...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Fast-growing Landing moving HQ to Birmingham, creating over 800 jobs

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Landing, a company building a nationwide network of fully furnished apartments available to those in its membership model, plans to relocate its headquarters from San Francisco to Birmingham, where it will create 816 new full-time jobs as it accelerates growth plans.

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Amazon plans Huntsville fulfillment center as it expands Alabama presence

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Amazon announced plans today to open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Huntsville, a project that will create over 500 jobs and expand the internet retailer’s footprint in the state. Amazon spokesman Owen Torres said in a statement that the fulfillment...

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Analysis ranks Alabama among top states for economic momentum amid recovery

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Alabama ranks among the top states for economic momentum in a new analysis that evaluates key measurements of economic performance in 2021. State Policy Reports, a Washington, D.C.-based publication, ranked Alabama No. 8 in its Index of State Economic Momentum for the first quarter.

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New logistics projects coming to Mobile, Baldwin counties

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LOXLEY, Alabama – To fuel its growth plans in Gulf Coast region, Imperial Dade, a distributor of food service packaging and janitorial supplies, is planning a move into a new 220,000-square-foot logistics hub in Baldwin Count. The $20 million project, announced today, will support...

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Economic development report card shows $4.8 billion in 2020 investment

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MONTGOMERY -- Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, economic development activity across Alabama in 2020 generated close to $5 billion in new capital investment and almost 10,000 job commitments, Governor Kay Ivey announced today. With significant growth projects recorded in key strategic...

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Alabama team staging virtual trade mission to Israel in May

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The Alabama Department of Commerce and the Export Alabama Alliance will host a virtual trade mission to Israel on May 10-12 in preparation for an in-person trade mission to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to take place later this year. Alabama companies already exporting to...

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Alabama scores in Top 10 in publication’s 2020 economic development rankings

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 MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama's ability to overcome the complex challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to economic development earned the state a Top 10 ranking in “Site Selection” magazine’s annual Governor’s Cups analysis. Alabama ranked No. 9 among the states in job-creating economic development...

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Ren Seafoods plans processing facility, distribution hub in Mobile

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MOBILE, Alabama — Ren Seafoods plans to open a seafood processing facility and distribution hub in Mobile as part of a $12.4 million growth project that will create 54 jobs, according to the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. “This project further cements Mobile as...

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Alabama exports primed for rebound in 2021 after pandemic challenges

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In an unparalleled and unpredictable year of turbulence in global trade, Alabama’s exports of goods and services in 2020 totaled $17.13 billion. Reflecting the declines in export volumes recorded by nearly all states as well as the nation, Alabama’s total exports registered an overall...

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