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Donated Mercedes SUVs add horsepower to auto training programs

VANCE, Alabama – As Mercedes-Benz U.S. International continues to expand its $6 billion Alabama auto assembly operation, the company is also investing in schools and training programs across the state, including those in rural counties. In turn, the schools and training programs are helping...

Written by Dawn Azok

Bounty of projects sets stage for $1.6 billion in new Alabama investment

Alabama’s economic development team has plenty to be thankful for this November, as growth projects announced during the month are poised to pump over $1.6 billion in new capital investment into the state’s economy. The bounty of projects, involving a range of industries from...

Written by Jerry Underwood

FedEx plans $57M logistics facility in Dothan as Alabama hubs multiply

DOTHAN, Alabama — FedEx Ground plans to open a $57 million logistics facility in Houston County, adding another hub to the robust network of distribution and logistics centers that has been expanding across Alabama through a series of new projects. Officials in Houston County...

Written by Jerry Underwood

J.M. Smucker to build $1.1 billion Alabama manufacturing plant with 750 jobs

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The J.M. Smucker Co. announced plans today to build a new manufacturing facility and distribution center in Alabama to support production of Smucker’s Uncrustables, generating large-scale job creation in the Birmingham area. With a total financial investment of $1.1 billion, the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Growing Alabama Credit spurs $3 million investment at Etowah mega-site

GADSDEN, Alabama – The Growing Alabama Credit program is helping accelerate improvements at the Little Canoe Creek Mega-Site through a $5.7 million, multi-phase project facilitated by a partnership between Norfolk Southern Corp., the Etowah County Commission and the State of Alabama. Railroad company Norfolk...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda reveals all-new CX-50 for 2022 debut on Alabama production line

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Automaker Mazda Motor Corp. today unveiled its brand-new CX-50 with a virtual world premier for the crossover vehicle that will be produced at the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM) assembly plant in Alabama beginning in January 2022. The CX-50 will join the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda Alabama marks milestone: 20 years of production at Lincoln plant

LINCOLN, Alabama -- Honda is marking 20 years of auto production in Alabama, an era that has transformed communities across the state touched by its vast network of business. At the same time, the company’s auto assembly plant in the Talladega County town of...

Written by Dawn Azok

Amazon expands Alabama investment with 4 new operational sites

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey today announced that Amazon.com Inc. plans to open three new operations facilities in Alabama while also launching a new fulfilment center that will support customer deliveries across the state. The projects -- located in Huntsville, Montgomery and Birmingham...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Virtual SEUS-Japan meeting focuses on strong ties, growth potential

The robust economic and cultural ties between the U.S. Southeast and Japan are on full display in a virtual meeting of organizations dedicated to strengthening the long-standing relationship between seven Southern states and the Asian nation. The 43rd joint meeting of the Southeast U.S.-Japan...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Distillery spurs vibrancy, new development in downtown Headland

HEADLAND, Alabama – When Lloyd Keel opened a distillery in Henry County three years ago, he envisioned a hobby business built on his longtime interest in making whiskey. As a boy growing up in rural Southeastern Alabama, Keel and his buddies sometimes ran across...

Written by Dawn Azok

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