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Walmart to invest $135M in Alabama import distribution center

Infrastructure

MOBILE, Alabama – Retail giant Walmart Stores Inc. plans to invest at least $135 million to open a massive import distribution facility in Mobile County, creating 550 jobs and providing a major boost to the Port of Mobile. Walmart’s new 2.5 million-square-foot facility will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit set for Mobile

Infrastructure

For the first time, the annual Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, which brings participants from across the state and region, will be held in Mobile. Hosted by the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, the event is set for Oct. 6-7 at the...

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3 Prattville industrial parks certified AT&T Fiber Ready

Infrastructure

Telecommunications giant AT&T said three industrial parts in fast-growing Prattville have been certified “Fiber Ready,” meaning they’re prepared to meet the needs of businesses needing high-speed data access. The designation positions South Industrial Park, Legends Park at HomePlace and Interstate Business Park for growth...

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TVA certification primes Huntsville Mega Site for development

Infrastructure

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Officials said today that a 1,252-acre site off Powell Road in Limestone County has been certified as a Tennessee Valley Authority Mega Site, positioning the location to compete globally for large-scale manufacturing projects. For a site to receive TVA certification, it...

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Business Alabama publishes 2015 Alabama Economic Development Guide

Infrastructure

Business Alabama has published its 2015 Alabama Economic Development Guide, a comprehensive examination of the state's economic climate, its key industry sectors and resources, as well as the advantages it offers for investment. The 2015 Alabama Economic Development Guide features in-depth articles focusing on...

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Intermodal hub positions Alabama in Norfolk Southern’s future

Infrastructure

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- You can almost gauge the state of the economy by watching the train and truck traffic at Norfolk Southern Corp.’s Birmingham Regional Intermodal Facility (BRIMF). Shipping containers packed with everything from retail goods bound for stores to auto parts bound for factories...

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Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit set for Aug. 19

Infrastructure

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The State of Alabama will hold its third annual Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at The Wynfrey Hotel (Hyatt Regency) in Birmingham. Hosted by the Birmingham Business Alliance, this Export Alabama Alliance event will provide attendees...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Update: Port of Huntsville sees surge in international air cargo, improves runway

Infrastructure

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- When you think of a port, images of water, piers, docks and ships usually come to mind. When someone mentions the Port of Huntsville,  however, those images aren’t present. And while this key component of Alabama’s transportation infrastructure is just as active...

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Alabama energy providers assist with aerospace industry meetings

Infrastructure

One of the unique components Alabama brought to its recruiting efforts at the Paris Air Show was attendance from energy provider representatives. Energy supply and cost is always a critical consideration when a company decides on a location for their business or expansion, and...

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Airbus Alabama hometown parallels German base of aviation giant

Infrastructure

MOBILE, Alabama – The hometown of Mobile Brookley Aeroplex, the site of a future Airbus passenger jet production facility, shares a lot in common with another city that has a major Airbus presence – Hamburg, Germany. Both Mobile and the much larger Hamburg are...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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