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Biotech firm BioGX to invest $5 million in Alabama growth plans

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Birmingham-based molecular diagnostics company BioGX plans to expand its R&D and manufacturing capabilities at a new corporate headquarters location in Shelby County, where it will beef up its workforce. The Birmingham Business Alliance announced today that BioGX has purchased a building on Valleydale Road...

Written by Jerry Underwood

5 trends powering Alabama’s economic recovery and growth in 2021

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The COVID-19 pandemic threw a monkey wrench in Alabama’s economy last year, interrupting a golden period of substantial growth and casting doubt on whether the momentum could be regained. Fortunately for Alabama, the economic foundation built over the past several years looks resilient. Plus,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama’s ‘Rocket City’ tapped for U.S. Space Command headquarters

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The Secretary of the U.S. Air Force announced today that Huntsville has been selected as the preferred location for the headquarters of the new U.S. Space Command, a move that is a natural fit for Alabama’s “Rocket City” and its longtime support of space...

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Veronica Crock joins Commerce team as senior project manager

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Veronica Crock, an experienced economic developer and former educator who focused on workforce preparedness, has joined the business development team at the Alabama Department of Commerce. Crock, who holds the title of senior project manager, will concentrate her efforts on advanced...

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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...

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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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