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Alabama film industry set for blockbuster year after record 2019

The cameras are rolling on a golden period for film activity in Alabama, which is generating a record level of production expenditures while creating jobs and elevating the state’s profile in the industry. The Alabama Film Office reported the 20 approved film and TV...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Exports of Alabama-made autos, aerospace parts rise in tough trade year

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Despite ongoing disruptions in global trade relationships, Alabama's exports of goods and services totaled $20.7 billion in 2019 as overseas shipments of motor vehicles, auto parts and aerospace products continued to show strength. The value of Alabama exports last year declined...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Blue Origin officially opens Alabama rocket engine factory

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Blue Origin  on Monday opened a sprawling factory in Alabama’s “Rocket City” that will allow the spaceflight company to accelerate production of its heavy-lift BE-4 rocket engine and create hundreds of jobs. The BE-4, which is under development, will power Blue Origin’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

High-ranking research programs power UAH aerospace collaborations

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Aerospace engineering researchers at The University of Alabama in Huntsville are modeling how a future U.S. spacecraft might be engineered for nuclear propulsion. They are also studying how reliable rocket engine components can be printed using advanced manufacturing techniques. These two...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Chambers County’s Gray wins top Alabama economic development honor

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Valerie Gray, executive director of the Chambers County Development Authority (CCDA), has been named the 2019 recipient of the David R. Echols Distinguished Service Award for exemplary service in economic development. The award, presented by the Alabama Department of Commerce, represents...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Research funding jumps 43 percent at the University of South Alabama

MOBILE, Alabama – Research funding at the University of South Alabama topped $87 million in 2019, a significant increase from the previous year and the result of an ongoing strategy to raise the institution’s profile across the U.S. and beyond. External grant and contract...

Written by Dawn Azok

Growing Alabama Credit fuels improvements at Etowah County mega-site

GADSDEN, Alabama – Plans are under way for a $2.7-million site-improvement project for the Little Canoe Creek Mega-Site funded through the state’s Growing Alabama Credit program. The Etowah County Commission’s application was approved by the Renewal of Alabama Commission in December, and funding has...

Written by Jerry Underwood

AIDT promotes Allen to high-level communications position

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – AIDT announced today that Jacqueline Allen has been promoted to assistant director of communications and external affairs at Alabama’s premier workforce development agency. Allen has over 30 years of experience in communications and marketing, with nearly 20 years of that experience...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Sec. Canfield to attend signing of historic trade deal with China

Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will attend the ceremonial signing of the Phase 1 trade deal between the United States and China at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. President Donald Trump will sign an 86-page agreement with Chinese Vice Premier Liu...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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