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OMCO Solar plans Huntsville manufacturing facility with 70 jobs

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Ellen McNair announced today that Phoenix, Arizona-based OMCO Solar, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of steel structures for solar panels, plans to invest over $10 million into its second production facility in Alabama, creating 70 full-time jobs in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Rural Monroe County getting economic boost from 3 growth projects

MONROEVILLE, Alabama — Three companies have launched growth projects in Monroe County, creating as many as 30 jobs while also pumping at least $7 million in new investment into the Southwest Alabama county’s economy. The Monroeville-Monroe County Economic Development Authority (MMCEDA) said the investment...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Montgomery Whitewater takes center stage as new development strategies take shape

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Ellen McNair joined a team from Innovate Alabama today for a tour of Montgomery Whitewater, a world-class recreational facility that’s now hosting Olympic athletes, as Alabama business development leaders consider new approaches to spark economic growth. McNair, who is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Two Rivers Lumber plans $115 million sawmill project in Coosa County

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Two Rivers Lumber Co. LLC plans to invest $115 million to build a state-of-the-art sawmill in Coosa County as the company’s second operation in Alabama. Demopolis-based Two Rivers Lumber has committed to creating 130 jobs...

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Alabama trade mission targets connections at FIDAE air show in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile — An Alabama delegation including five companies is in Chile’s capital city for this week’s International Air and Space Fair, or FIDAE, seeking to develop business connections at South America’s foremost aerospace exposition. The Alabama Department of Commerce is heading the trade...

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Alabama claims No. 1 spot among auto-exporting states for first time

Alabama has become the nation’s No. 1 auto-exporting state, with international vehicle shipments surging past $11.2 billion in 2023 to overtake long-time leader South Carolina, according to new trade data. Alabama’s auto exports have climbed 45% in value since 2021, when they totaled $7.7...

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Alabama cities earn spots in Site Selection’s 2023 economic development rankings

Cullman and Selma are among the Alabama small cities and metro areas that received a shoutout from Site Selection magazine for economic development success in the national publication’s extensive 2023 Governor’s Cups analysis. Cullman ranked No. 2 in Site Selection’s round-up of the nation’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Report: 2023 growth projects to inject $6.4 billion into Alabama communities

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that companies launching operations or expanding existing facilities in Alabama during 2023 are poised to make investments totaling over $6.4 billion, building on the state’s winning economic development track record with another year of steady job...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Southern Roots Nut Co. plans Alabama processing hub with 120 jobs

DOTHAN, Alabama —  Southern Roots Nut Co. plans to open a pecan processing facility in Dothan, where the New Mexico-based company will create 120 jobs in Alabama’s Wiregrass region, according to an announcement today by Governor Kay Ivey. Southern Roots will invest nearly $16.6...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Firm’s $230 million broadband project to give lift to Selma, Black Belt counties

Major new investments aimed at expanding high-speed internet service across Alabama are poised to give many rural communities an important tool to better compete for job-creating projects and to fuel economic growth. The latest evidence: Selma, Demopolis and 15 other cities in Alabama’s “Black...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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