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Boeing grant prepares Decatur students for in-demand STEM careers

DECATUR, Alabama – A $50,000 grant from Boeing will help train Alabama students for jobs in the innovation economy. The global aerospace firm and longtime Alabama employer awarded the funding to the Decatur City Schools Foundation for initiatives involving elementary and high school students.

Written by Dawn Azok

New $54M parts facility will boost Mercedes EV production in Alabama

VANCE, Alabama – A new parts facility planned near the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant in Tuscaloosa County is expected to add 373 jobs to the sprawling network that supports the state’s auto industry. The $53.6 million, 530,000-square-foot project will primarily serve as a storage...

Written by Dawn Azok

Auto supplier IAC plans Alabama expansions creating over 180 jobs

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that International Automotive Components Group North America Inc. (IAC) plans to invest over $55.9 million in expansion projects that will create 182 jobs at two Alabama facilities. IAC is committing $34.3 million in new capital investment...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama business leaders meet with Ambassador Lighthizer, key trade official

VANCE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey and a group of Alabama industrial leaders on Friday hosted Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative, at the Mercedes-Benz manufacturing complex for a high-level discussion on the Trump Administration’s trade and economic growth policies. Ambassador Lighthizer shared...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Bronze Valley names first startup class in gener8tor accelerator

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama ​-- Startup accelerator gener8tor announced today the participants selected for 10 Fall 2020 gBETA cohorts, including five promising companies in the program’s inaugural class at the Bronze Valley Accelerator. Birmingham’s Bronze Valley​ is a non-profit, early stage venture investment platform that focuses...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Global Resources to invest $9.5M in Alabama medical manufacturing venture

DOTHAN, Alabama – Global Resources International announced plans today to invest $9.5 million to open a medical manufacturing company in Dothan, creating 70 jobs and expanding local manufacturing capabilities. The company, Advanced Product Solutions, will anchor GRI’s family of companies in the manufacturing of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing Huntsville gets contract boost for key missile defense system

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Aerospace giant Boeing Co.’s Huntsville operation has been awarded a $249 million contract modification in support of the only operationally deployed missile defense capable of shielding the entire U.S. against long-range ballistic missile attacks. Boeing’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes Alabama plant launches production of $200,000 Maybach

VANCE, Alabama – Workers at Alabama’s Mercedes-Benz plant have produced an all-new model that the company calls the peak of SUV luxury. The first customer-ready Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 built in Alabama rolled off the assembly line at the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International facility in Tuscaloosa...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama’s robust bioscience sector steps into spotlight at BIO Alabama event

The bioscience industry has a far-reaching influence in communities across Alabama and beyond, a fact that’s been shown most recently in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s researchers and entrepreneurs have stepped up in a major way, with contributions that support diagnostic...

Written by Dawn Azok

Economic development projects to bring 510 new jobs to Huntsville area

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber today announced that new economic development projects will bring 510 new jobs and more than $71 million in investment to the community. This eight companies under taking the projects have expanded or located in Huntsville metro area...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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