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5 trends powering Alabama’s economic recovery and growth in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic threw a monkey wrench in Alabama’s economy last year, interrupting a golden period of substantial growth and casting doubt on whether the momentum could be regained. Fortunately for Alabama, the economic foundation built over the past several years looks resilient. Plus,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama’s auto industry primes for growth milestones in 2021

Alabama’s auto industry is poised for a stellar year in 2021, with plans to add thousands of new jobs along with highly-anticipated new products as companies deepen their roots in communities across the state. Automakers are in the midst of major new construction and...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama’s ‘Rocket City’ tapped for U.S. Space Command headquarters

The Secretary of the U.S. Air Force announced today that Huntsville has been selected as the preferred location for the headquarters of the new U.S. Space Command, a move that is a natural fit for Alabama’s “Rocket City” and its longtime support of space...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Veronica Crock joins Commerce team as senior project manager

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Veronica Crock, an experienced economic developer and former educator who focused on workforce preparedness, has joined the business development team at the Alabama Department of Commerce. Crock, who holds the title of senior project manager, will concentrate her efforts on advanced...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Resource Fiber plans groundbreaking bamboo products plant in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Resource Fiber, a national leader in efforts to manufacture commercial bamboo products, plans to establish its first full-scale production plant in Alabama as part of a project that will create 111 jobs in Sulligent. Resource...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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New venture to expand Jasper lumber production facility, creating 60 jobs

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Jasper Lumber Co. and Canada’s Tolko Industries Ltd. have formed a partnership that will expand lumber production at a Walker County facility through a $45 million project creating at least 60 jobs. The investment will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Germany’s Heiche plans Alabama manufacturing facility with 73 jobs

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Germany-based Heiche Surface Technologies plans a substantial investment to open an advanced metals coating facility in Jasper, creating at least 73 jobs and expanding Walker County’s footprint in Alabama’s auto industry. Heiche, whose customers include...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama treasures gift guide offers last-minute inspiration

If you’re still looking for last-minute shopping inspiration, you don’t have to look far. Alabama is home to talented artists, builders, growers and others who make distinctive items. For proof, see Part 1 and Part 2 of the 2020 Made In Alabama Holiday Gift...

Written by Dawn Azok

Auburn’s SiO2 launches production of high-tech COVID-19 vaccine vials

AUBURN, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined leaders of SiO2 Materials Science and other officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of a facility where the Auburn company has launched production of unique vials to be used in the delivery of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Transportation partners team for new logistics park in Alabama

MOBILE, Alabama – Alabama officials today announced that CN, a Canadian transportation company, is collaborating with Alabama Export Railroad and Ray-Mont Logistics to launch the first phase of a new, high-tech logistics park in Mobile. Opening in late 2021, the first phase of the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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