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IBM report ranks Alabama No. 1 for jobs from 2018 foreign investment

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that a highly respected survey of international corporate investment decisions from experts at IBM Services names Alabama as the top U.S. state for job creation from foreign investment in 2018. Alabama also scored high rankings in...

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Alabama ranks No. 4 in publication’s 2019 ‘Top States for Business’ survey

Alabama ranked near the top of Area Development magazine’s 2019 “Top States for Business” survey, continuing a streak of high rankings in the national publication’s annual analysis. Overall, Alabama earned a No. 4 ranking and Top 10 marks in 11 different individual categories in...

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At Alabama robotics facility, officials unveil expansion of training program

DECATUR, Alabama – Ivanka Trump, advisor to the president, joined leaders of Toyota Motor North America and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park to announce an expansion of a program to develop skilled workers. At an event held...

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BIO Alabama names director as bioscience sector growth is targeted

BIO Alabama said today that experienced healthcare executive Sonia Robinson has joined the statewide bioscience trade association as its first full-time executive director, leading efforts within the sector to grow employment, increase research development and expand international trade. “The entire life sciences ecosystem is...

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Officials mark opening of Henry County sawmill after $40 million investment

ABBEVILLE, Alabama — State and local leaders on Tuesday marked the official opening of Abbeville Fiber LLC, a state-of-the-art sawmill that will employ 115 people in Henry County once the facility is fully staffed. The project represents the largest economic development project in the...

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Alabama to open European office to advance economic development

The Alabama Department of Commerce has opened a business development office in Stuttgart, Germany, to enhance the state’s strategic efforts to attract European companies considering job-creating investments in the U.S., Governor Kay Ivey announced today. Christoph Dörr, an experienced German businessman who spent seven...

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Auto supplier DaikyoNishikawa kicks off construction on $110 million Alabama plant

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of DaikyoNishikawa US (DNUS) and local leaders at a groundbreaking event today to officially launch construction on the auto supplier’s $110 million manufacturing plant in North Alabama. The DNUS facility, which will produce plastic automotive parts...

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Auto supplier Vuteq to create 200 jobs at Alabama parts plant

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that global automotive supplier Vuteq plans to invest more than $60 million to open a manufacturing facility to serve the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. (MTMUS) auto assembly plant in Huntsville. Japan-based Vuteq, which has operated in North...

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Marshall Space Flight Center to lead NASA lander program in return to moon

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine today announced that the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville will lead the agency’s Human Landing System Program for its return to the Moon by 2024. Bridenstine made the announcement in front of the 149-foot-tall Space Launch System (SLS) rocket liquid...

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Josh Laney to head Alabama Office of Apprenticeship as skills program expands

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Ed Castile, deputy secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce and director of AIDT, announced that Josh Laney has been named director of the newly established Alabama Office of Apprenticeship (AOA) as the state moves to expand a program that elevates...

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