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Statement on AlabamaWorks jobs website service interruption

MONTGOMERY, Alabama —, the state’s online jobs database, has been temporarily taken down after the vendor that operates the site suffered a service outage affecting its network operations. Geographic Solutions Inc., the third-party vendor, notified the Alabama Department of Labor and the Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Lockheed Martin plans Missile System Integration Lab in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Lockheed Martin announced plans today to invest $16.5 million to open a new facility focusing on missile defense on its campus in Huntsville, another milestone marking the defense contractor’s growing footprint in Alabama. The 25,000-square-foot Missile System Integration Lab (MSIL) facility will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

‘Transformational’ logistics park project kicks off in Macon County

TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined leaders of Farpoint Development and the Macon County Economic Development Authority at an event today to mark the launch of an ambitious project to build the Regional East Alabama Logistics (REAL) Park, which aims to supercharge economic...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama delegation to strengthen ties with Canada at SEUS-CP Alliance Conference

Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will lead an Alabama delegation to Savannah, Georgia, for the Southeastern United States-Canadian Provinces Alliance Conference, a high-level gathering that reinforces common economic ties, expands commercial opportunities and broadens cultural exchange. SEUS-CP, as the event is known, runs Sunday through...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Study: Boeing’s Alabama economic impact reaches $2.7 billion

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Boeing contributes more than $2.7 billion each year to Alabama’s economy, along with 9,402 jobs in its sprawling operations and support network, according to a new study issued this week. The global space and defense manufacturer, which is marking its 60th year...

Written by Dawn Azok

Dothan officials launch project to build expandable spec building

DOTHAN, Alabama — Officials in Dothan have formally kicked off a project to build a 100,000-square-foot speculative building in the Sam Houston Industrial Park to better prepare the Southeast Alabama city for industrial prospects. The building will be located on a 41-acre site called...

Written by Jerry Underwood

James Hardie adding 200 workers with Alabama expansion project

PRATTVILLE, Alabama — James Hardie plans to hire 200 additional workers as the company expands its manufacturing plant in Prattville, where it produces high-performance fiber cement building solutions, according to an announcement by Governor Kay Ivey The growth project will double the size of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Linde plans to build $83 million hydrogen plant in Alabama

McINTOSH, Alabama — Linde, a leading global producer of industrial gases, plans to build a new hydrogen plant in Washington County as part of an $83 million growth project that will have a substantial impact on the community’s economy. Linde said the new plant...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama earns ‘Silver Shovel’ Award for 2021 economic development

Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for a Silver Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development successes in 2021. The honor reflects strong recruitment results for the Alabama team, with companies announcing new facilities and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Pioneering remote aviation control tower landing at Selma’s Craig Field

SELMA, Alabama — Craig Field, the airport and industrial park in Selma, will soon become home to the nation’s first Remote Tower Air Traffic Control Center and a unique training academy stemming from a project that could revolutionize airspace control services in the United...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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