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Commerce teams for updated primer on starting a small business in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Commerce's Office of Small Business Advocacy and the Alabama Small Business Development Center Network (ASBDC) today announced the publication of "Alabama's Answers: Starting Your Business in Alabama," a comprehensive primer for starting a small business in Alabama. This partnership publication’s 16th...

Written by Jerry Underwood

HudsonAlpha teams with Dothan on Wiregrass biotech institute

DOTHAN, Alabama — The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announced a public-private partnership today with the City of Dothan to create the HudsonAlpha Wiregrass Institute to advance education, agricultural research and economic development through entrepreneurship. Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba said the partnership has the potential to...

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Market Wagon provides new way for farmers to connect with customers

There’s a new avenue for Alabama farmers to take their products to market, and it’s providing a growing number of residents with fresh, local food. Market Wagon, an Indiana-based company that has expanded into the Birmingham area, connects farmers and other food producers with...

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O’Neal Manufacturing Services plans steel fab center in Fayette with 70 jobs

FAYETTE, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield announced today that O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) plans to invest $5.5 million to open a 130,000-square-foot steel fabrication facility in Fayette as part of a project that will create 70 full-time jobs within three years after operations...

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Auburn University soars as launchpad for aerospace, aviation careers

With highly skilled alumni and innovative research efforts, Auburn University is a key contributor to Alabama’s aerospace and aviation industries. Enrollment has risen significantly in recent years in degree programs related to the sector, including aerospace engineering, aviation management and professional flight. Auburn also...

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Alabama team uncovers 6 potential projects, new insights at Farnborough

LONDON — Alabama’s business recruitment team wrapped up its mission at the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow today with its sights on at least six growth project opportunities and fresh insights into the trends shaping the future of aerospace, aviation and defense. While in London...

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Boeing’s Alabama operations on growth trajectory with $1B missile seeker contract

A longtime linchpin of Alabama’s aerospace industry continues to expand in the state, focused on next-generation technology that is charting the future of national defense and space exploration. Boeing employs more than 3,000 people across a diverse lineup of operations based in Huntsville, where...

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Work in rural Alabama spearheads advances for aerospace industry

Rural Alabama is setting the stage for some of the most pivotal advancements in the state’s aerospace and aviation industries. From Lockheed Martin’s plan to boost production of its in-demand Javelin missile in Troy to a pioneering project involving remote air traffic control in...

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Aerospace research in Alabama powers new industry discoveries

Researchers in Alabama are leading efforts to expand and sharpen the capabilities of the global aerospace and aviation industries. Their focus varies widely, from deep space exploration to military helicopter operations, with the projects happening in laboratories across the state. “Some of the most...

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Defense contractor Kratos plans to add 76 jobs at Birmingham facility

FARNBOROUGH, England — San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced plans today to expand its newly established business unit in Birmingham. With the support of critical enhancement programs provided by the State of Alabama, Jefferson County and the City of Birmingham, Kratos...

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