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With CARES funding, HomTex plans Selma PPE factory, creating 300 jobs

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- HomTex Inc. plans to open a manufacturing plant in Selma that will produce personal protective equipment and will create over 300 jobs, made possible by $10.5 million in funding from the CARES Act. In an announcement this morning, Governor Kay Ivey...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Flight Works Alabama launches We Build It Better learning program

MOBILE, Alabama – Flight Works Alabama has developed an innovative learning program that will provide a set of classroom kits and interactive techniques designed to help instructors expand students’ creative capacity and encourage discoveries. The program, delivered through seven We Build It Better innovation...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey announces $200M Revive Plus program to support small businesses

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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Golden Boy Foods to expand Alabama manufacturing operation

 MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Golden Boy Foods, a leading manufacturer of private label food products, plans to invest more than $13 million in an expansion project at its production facility in Troy, creating 67 full-time jobs. To expand peanut...

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Alabama Online Global Program gives new marketing tools to exporters

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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Hyundai to add next-gen Tucson SUV to Alabama family of vehicles

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai announced plans today to expand the production lineup at its Alabama manufacturing plant to include the next-generation Tucson SUV, its best-selling U.S. model. During a virtual press event in Los Angeles, José Muñoz, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America,

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Auto supplier Mobis to invest $15.8 million in new Alabama facility

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Auto supplier Mobis US Alabama LLC, a subsidiary of South Korea’s Hyundai Mobis, plans to open a $15.8 million facility at the Jefferson County Metropolitan Industrial Park near Birmingham, creating 120 jobs within three years. The Birmingham Business Alliance said the...

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Lowe’s Home Improvement plans $61 million Alabama distribution hub

BESSEMER, Alabama — Lowe’s Home Improvement announced this week plans to construct a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution facility in Jefferson County, creating 150 jobs as part of a $61 million project. The Birmingham Business Alliance said the facility will be located in Bessemer next to...

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Amazon expands Alabama footprint with 2 delivery stations in metro Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Amazon Logistics announced plans today to open two new delivery stations in the Birmingham metro area, creating hundreds of jobs and speeding up deliveries for the internet retailer’s customers in the region. One of the delivery stations will be located at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama business climate rates near top in ‘Site Selection’ rankings

Alabama’s business climate ranked near the top of the states in a comprehensive analysis released today by “Site Selection,” a national publication that focuses on economic development. In the magazine’s 2020 analysis, Alabama ranked No. 7, tied with Arizona, and up two spots from...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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