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Alabama companies pivot to produce supplies for health care workers

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Alabama industries large and small are coming together to support health care workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Boeing in Huntsville and Mercedes-Benz in Tuscaloosa County are among the state’s biggest employers that are deploying resources to produce face masks and face shields for hospitals...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey launches state’s guide to COVID-19 relief efforts

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey today announced the launch of altogetheralabama.org, an online resource that will serve as a hub of information for the state’s response to the coronavirus crisis. The site becomes the state’s official guide to COVID-19 relief efforts, to help...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama automakers lend a helping hand in COVID-19 battle

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Alabama automakers are stepping in to aid their communities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, including support of crucial testing services and production of protective face shields for healthcare workers. Toyota’s Huntsville engine factory is producing 7,500 protective face shields for local hospitals.

Written by Dawn Azok

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

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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