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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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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Homegrown treats sweeten the 2019 Made in Alabama Holiday Gift Guide

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Whether you live far away or down the street from Mom and Dad, there’s nothing that creates the warm feelings of the holidays quite like a taste of home. Alabama-made food and beverages have long been popular Christmas gifts. And these days, tried and...

Written by Dawn Azok

2019 Made in Alabama Holiday Gift Guide showcases craftmanship

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From the roads to the skies, the products created by the skilled hands of Alabama workers are in high demand in markets around the world. But the state’s automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing industries don’t have the corner on craftsmanship. In communities across the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Carvana plans to open Alabama distribution hub, creating over 450 jobs

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Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, plans to invest more than $40 million to construct an Alabama distribution and fulfillment center, creating over 450 jobs in Bessemer. Carvana, the fastest-growing auto retailer in...

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Mobile to host annual Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

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Alabama’s Port City will play host to this year’s installment of the Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistic Summit, which explores key supply chain topics such as the changing international trade environment, workforce training and cybersecurity. The 8th annual summit will take place Tuesday,

Written by Jerry Underwood

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