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Walton joins Commerce business development team as senior project manager

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Gary Walton Jr., a community and economic development professional whose experience includes working on strategic innovation initiatives, has joined the Alabama Department of Commerce’s business development team as senior project manager. Walton joins Commerce as Alabama’s lead economic development agency seeks...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Growing companies adding 240 jobs with Mobile County projects

MOBILE, Alabama — Two companies are launching growth projects in the Mobile area, bringing a combined $98 million in new capital investment and almost 240 jobs, according to the Mobile Chamber. The companies are: Georgia-based Chart Industries plans to invest $73.7 million to open...

Written by Jerry Underwood

‘Building 100’ in I-85 logistics hub opens amid ambitious growth plans

TUSKEGEE, Alabama — The Regional East Alabama Logistics (REAL) Park, which aims to supercharge economic growth in the Tuskegee region, is open for business with the commissioning of the first building in the logistics hub. Doster Construction Co. and Farpoint Development announced this week...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Unique partnership enables broadband network in rural Macon County

TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Many businesses and homes in Macon County now have the capability of connecting to a next-generation fiber broadband network, thanks to a partnership that pools state grants, private investment and philanthropic funding. Joe Turnham, director of the Macon County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA),

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Tuskegee University, Alabama exporters claim ‘Trade Excellence Awards’

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey today recognized six Alabama companies for success in selling their goods and services in markets across the globe, helping to sustain robust export activities that create jobs and spark economic growth across the state. In addition, Governor Ivey...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Tquila Automation to create 200 high-tech jobs in new Birmingham hub

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Alabama officials announced today that Tquila Automation plans to open a regional delivery center in an historic downtown Birmingham building, creating 200 jobs over the next five years and providing a boost to the city’s growing high-tech sector. The jobs include...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Polaris’ Alabama plant ships first all-electric off-road vehicles

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Polaris Inc. today announced a milestone for its Alabama manufacturing facility — the first fully electric RANGER XP Kinetic off-road vehicles are headed out of the Huntsville factory to dealerships for customer pickup. Production of the electric vehicles began earlier this...

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North Alabama airport to host MRO operation creating up to 250 jobs

TANNER, Alabama — Huntsville-based Acquisition Integration, a distribution, logistics and services company serving the commercial and military aerospace and vehicles industries, plans to establish a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operation at Pryor Field Regional Airport. Acquisition Integration (AI) has developed a four-phase plan...

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Governor Ivey signs ‘Game Plan’ to solidify Alabama’s economic future

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey today signed four economic growth bills that she has coined as The Game Plan. The package of bills, designed to secure Alabama’s economic future, received overwhelming approval from the Legislature. At a ceremony this afternoon, Governor Ivey thanked...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes’ Alabama operation gears up for all-electric Maybach SUV

Mercedes-Benz’s Alabama operation is preparing to take the automaker’s concept of the ultra-luxury automobile to an electrifying new level, with the upcoming production launch of the 2024 Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 sport utility. Mercedes debuted the head-turning vehicle this week, saying “the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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