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Trade mission connects Alabama firms to Nordic bioscience ecosystem

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a delegation of Alabama bioscience businesses on a trade mission to this week’s Nordic Life Sciences Days (NLSDays), the largest Scandinavian partnering conference dedicated to the life sciences industry. The Alabama team, which includes representatives...

Written by Jerry Underwood

New $30 million EV training center will support auto industry growth

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama is building a $30 million workforce training center in Decatur that will focus on electric vehicles and emerging technologies in order to position the state’s auto industry for the next chapter of its growth. The...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Nucor plans $280 million investment project at Tuscaloosa steel mill

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa plans to invest $280 million to support current and future operations at the Tuscaloosa County rolling mill, the Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority announced today. The investment will expand current product lines and add a new product line...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Digital health startup Acclinate plans to add 25 workers in Birmingham expansion

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Acclinate, a digital health company that’s confronting the problems posed by the underrepresentation of people of color in clinical research, plans to launch a growth project in Birmingham that will add 25 new full-time workers, according to the Alabama Department of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Long-standing Alabama-Japan bonds on full display at celebration

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Six Japanese companies embarking on investment projects in Alabama were recognized Thursday night at a ceremony that highlighted the deep economic and cultural connections that link the Southeastern state and the Asian nation. The Japan-America Society of Alabama (JASA) dinner at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce teams in free mental health training for businesses

Business supervisors across Alabama can now receive free training on recognizing and responding to mental health issues among their employees. The 8-hour training session is provided by the University of Alabama’s ViTAL partnership, which uses education and training to help improve mental health in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey: Alabama’s rural developers making ‘remarkable’ progress

PRATTVILLE, Alabama — Economic developers from rural communities across Alabama were urged Wednesday to keep their winning streak going at the 2023 RurAL Summit sponsored by the Alabama Department of Commerce and held at the Central Alabama Community College. Since 2020, the state’s rural...

Written by Jerry Underwood

BASF marks 2 major milestones at Huntsville catalyst plant

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — BASF Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions (ECMS) representatives joined local and state officials today to celebrate a pair of milestones for the company’s Huntsville facility — its 50th anniversary and the production of the 500 millionth catalyst at the site. “Since...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus marks milestone in growth project adding 1,000 jobs in Mobile

MOBILE, Alabama — At a special expansion ceremony on Wednesday, Alabama officials congratulated Airbus for progress on a growth project launched last year to ramp up aircraft production and add 1,000 workers at the company’s Mobile manufacturing facility. Governor Kay Ivey said the expansion...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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