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Study: Boeing’s Alabama economic impact reaches $2.7 billion

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Boeing contributes more than $2.7 billion each year to Alabama’s economy, along with 9,402 jobs in its sprawling operations and support network, according to a new study issued this week. The global space and defense manufacturer, which is marking its 60th year...

Written by Dawn Azok

Dothan officials launch project to build expandable spec building

DOTHAN, Alabama — Officials in Dothan have formally kicked off a project to build a 100,000-square-foot speculative building in the Sam Houston Industrial Park to better prepare the Southeast Alabama city for industrial prospects. The building will be located on a 41-acre site called...

Written by Jerry Underwood

James Hardie adding 200 workers with Alabama expansion project

PRATTVILLE, Alabama — James Hardie plans to hire 200 additional workers as the company expands its manufacturing plant in Prattville, where it produces high-performance fiber cement building solutions, according to an announcement by Governor Kay Ivey The growth project will double the size of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Linde plans to build $83 million hydrogen plant in Alabama

McINTOSH, Alabama — Linde, a leading global producer of industrial gases, plans to build a new hydrogen plant in Washington County as part of an $83 million growth project that will have a substantial impact on the community’s economy. Linde said the new plant...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama earns ‘Silver Shovel’ Award for 2021 economic development

Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for a Silver Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development successes in 2021. The honor reflects strong recruitment results for the Alabama team, with companies announcing new facilities and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Pioneering remote aviation control tower landing at Selma’s Craig Field

SELMA, Alabama — Craig Field, the airport and industrial park in Selma, will soon become home to the nation’s first Remote Tower Air Traffic Control Center and a unique training academy stemming from a project that could revolutionize airspace control services in the United...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Shinhwa investing $78 million in second Auburn facility

AUBURN, Alabama — Shinhwa Auto USA Corp. plans to add a second auto parts manufacturing facility in Auburn as part of a $78 million growth project that will create 42 jobs over the next three years, Governor Kay Ivey announced this morning. Shinhwa will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Novelis plans $2.5 billion Alabama aluminum mill with 1,000 jobs

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Novelis Inc., a world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, plans to invest more than $2.5 billion to build a new low-carbon recycling and rolling plant in Baldwin County, according to Governor Kay Ivey. The facility at the 3,000-acre South Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Alabama expansion project adding 1,000 jobs in Mobile

MOBILE, Alabama ­— Governor Kay Ivey joined Airbus officials, Mobile leaders and education professionals at a community event this afternoon to celebrate the aerospace company’s new growth plans at its Alabama manufacturing facility. Airbus’ latest expansion project calls for the addition of a third...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Report: 2021 growth projects bringing Alabama $7.7 billion in new investment

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that economic development activity across Alabama surged during 2021, with a new report showing that projects launched during the year will inject $7.7 billion in capital investment and almost 10,200 jobs into the state’s strengthening economy.

Written by Jerry Underwood

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