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Tech startup CModel Data relocating HQ from San Francisco to Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Ellen McNair announced today that CModel Data Inc., whose proprietary software helps businesses operate more efficiently, is relocating its headquarters from San Francisco to Birmingham, where it plans to create 80 jobs as it grows its operations. The technology...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Allied Mineral Products breaks ground on $23.5M expansion at Alabama plant

PELL CITY, Alabama — Alabama Commerce Secretary Ellen McNair announced today that Allied Mineral Products LLC (Allied) is investing $23.5 million to launch an expansion of its Pell City plant that produces a variety of heat containment refractory products used in industrial applications. Allied...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Innovate Alabama debuts SEEK AL campaign to leverage outdoor assets

Innovate Alabama has launched SEEK AL, a digital campaign dedicated to showcasing the rich variety of outdoor recreational assets the state has to offer to its citizens and to innovators looking for a place to play, work, and put down roots. “Alabama is home...

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Commerce’s Stimpson participating in European Union leadership program

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Christina Stimpson, the top trade expert at the Alabama Department of Commerce, is in Belgium and Greece this week to participate in the EU-US Emerging Leaders Visitors Programme, which aims to strengthen ties between the two economic blocs. The five-day event,

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New venture focuses on pristine spring water in rural Alabama

MINERAL SPRINGS, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined the leaders of Alabama Mineral Springs LLC today to celebrate the company’s ambitious five-year project to sustainably distribute mineral-rich water from a free-flowing spring in Chilton County. Alabama Mineral Springs LLC is officially starting production today...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Toyota Alabama to expand production with 350 new jobs in Huntsville

Toyota is expanding the production capabilities at its Huntsville engine factory with a $282 million investment while also adding more than 350 new, high-quality jobs with long-term stability, according to an announcement today by Governor Kay Ivey. The growth project pushes the total investment...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama auto industry’s rapid growth fueled by billions in new investment

 For Alabama’s economic future, the pivotal moment came on Sept. 30, 1993, when executives of Mercedes-Benz arrived in Tuscaloosa with an announcement that shocked the global business community. In the months leading to that day, a Mercedes team had explored potential sites in at...

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Lockheed Martin opens $18 million Alabama engineering center

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Defense contractor Lockheed Martin on Thursday marked the opening of the company’s new $18 million engineering facility, labs and demonstration center in Huntsville, reinforcing its already large presence in Alabama. Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin said the 122,000-square-foot facility provides space for...

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Conecuh County receives ‘A’ rating for potential biomass development

EVERGREEN, Alabama — The Conecuh County Commission and Ecostrat Inc., a leading company in assessing and developing biomass supply chains, announced today that the county has received an investment grade BDO Zone ‘A’ Rating for Woody Biomass. The Conecuh County Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO)

Written by Jerry Underwood

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