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NASA Marshall expands ties with UA to advance in-space manufacturing

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville is expanding its partnership with The University of Alabama to collaborate on advanced and in-space manufacturing, a priority in the space agency’s efforts to take American astronauts back to the Moon and beyond. The agreement aims to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Carvana plans to open Alabama distribution hub, creating over 450 jobs

Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, plans to invest more than $40 million to construct an Alabama distribution and fulfillment center, creating over 450 jobs in Bessemer. Carvana, the fastest-growing auto retailer in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Koch Foods to expand Alabama operations with new Attalla feed-mill

ATTALLA, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey today joined representatives of Koch Foods and local leaders in Etowah County to announce that the company plans to invest more than $50 million to establish a state-of-the-art grain storage and distribution facility in Attalla. Koch Foods said...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mobile to host annual Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

Alabama’s Port City will play host to this year’s installment of the Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistic Summit, which explores key supply chain topics such as the changing international trade environment, workforce training and cybersecurity. The 8th annual summit will take place Tuesday,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai begins production of redesigned Sonata amid new investments

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama’s Hyundai plant launched mass production of the redesigned Sonata sedan on Friday, another key milestone for the $1.8 billion, 3,000-worker Montgomery facility. The 2020 Sonata, which Hyundai unveiled last spring at the New York International Auto Show, features improved safety,

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama’s ‘Rocket City’ shows off advantages at international space conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Huntsville team including business leaders, economic development specialists and elected officials is representing Alabama’s “Rocket City” at this week’s International Astronautical Congress (IAC), a major conference focusing on space. Huntsville is the only community to participate among 170-plus corporate, state...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Raytheon’s next-generation Army radar will have Huntsville roots

Turns out, Alabama’s "Rocket City" knows a lot about radars, too. Huntsville picked up its nickname after serving as the cradle of the nation’s rocket program and hosting NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, a key player in the space program for decades. The North...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team kicks off SEUS Japan 42 amid rising Japanese investment

Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a delegation of state business leaders at an international conference in Savannah, Georgia, that seeks to amplify the longstanding economic and cultural ties between seven Southeastern states and Japan. The 42nd annual joint meeting of the Southeast...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Techstars teams with Alabama Power, Commerce and EDPA to open EnergyTech Accelerator

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, is partnering with Alabama Power to launch the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator, a startup accelerator focused on innovations in energy technology to be located in Birmingham. The venture is receiving additional support from the Economic Development...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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