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$120 million AUBix data center in Auburn to become economic catalyst

Innovation

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that AUBix LLC plans to open a $120 million data center in Auburn that will benefit communities across Alabama by providing a technological edge to businesses and individuals plus enhanced access to high-speed internet. Construction has...

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New policies aim to spur growth in Alabama’s Innovation Economy

Innovation

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – After getting a shout out on Thursday, new policies designed to strengthen Alabama’s innovation economy are ready to drive growth and make a long-lasting impact. Governor Kay Ivey hosted a commemorative bill signing ceremony at the State Capitol on Thursday for...

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Bronze Valley Accelerator selects 5 startups for mentoring program

Innovation

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Startup accelerator gener8tor announced today that five companies have been selected for its Summer 2021 Bronze Valley Accelerator program, giving them access to individualized coaching and a national network of mentors, customers, corporate partners and investors. The startups, recruited from Alabama...

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HudsonAlpha launches expansion project at its biotech campus 

Innovation

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Officials at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology on Monday marked the start of a significant expansion project at its biotech campus, positioning the Huntsville facility for new scientific advances. The expansion will consist of two facilities: a global headquarters for Discovery...

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Montgomery TechLab showcases first class of startups on Demo Day

Innovation

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Montgomery TechLab hosted Demo Day for its inaugural cohort of 10 tech startups on Thursday, allowing potential investors, stakeholders, and technology professionals from around the state to see the businesses and solutions that have been developed over the past 12 weeks at the...

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How teamwork is helping Shipt deliver

new tech jobs in its Alabama hometown

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CGI marks 10 years of growth at its IT Delivery Center in Troy

Innovation

TROY, Alabama – Canada-based CGI is marking the 10th anniversary of the opening the company’s IT Delivery Center in Pike County, which through collaboration with state and local agencies and academic institutions has grown to employ 285 local professionals. In an announcement today, CGI...

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New accelerator programs launching for North Alabama tech startups

Innovation

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Technology startups in North Alabama have a new resource to speed their growth trajectory, thanks to a partnership announced today between national startup accelerator gener8tor and the MidCity Accelerator Foundation Inc. Starting in mid-2021, four annual programs for entrepreneurs will be...

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Initiative aims to elevate Alabama as hub for tech, innovation

Innovation

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A proposal in the Alabama Legislature would establish the Alabama Innovation Corp. as a catalyst to spark economic growth, technology-focused innovation and job creation throughout the state. The Alabama Innovation Corp. would act as a public-private partnership to promote specific initiatives to...

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Department of Defense launches aerospace research center at Tuskegee University

Innovation

TUSKEGEE, Alabama -- The U.S. Department of Defense has launched an Aerospace Education Research and Innovation Center (AERIC) at Alabama’s Tuskegee University, enhancing research in critical areas and expanding the future technical talent pipeline for the industry. In an announcement, the DOD said Tuskegee’s...

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AIDT teams for unique job-training initiative using virtual reality simulation

Innovation

 MONTGOMERY, Alabama — AIDT, Alabama’s primary workforce development agency, is teaming with Hyundai Power Transformers USA and a firm specializing in virtual reality technologies on a revolutionary jobs training program. The collaboration with immersive learning startup TRANSFR stands to make cutting-edge job training accessible...

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