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In rural Alabama’s workshops and plants, quality products spring to life

Alabama’s rural counties are the source of some of the state’s most distinctive products, from handcrafted, all-natural items for health and home to innovative technologies that are charting the future for business and industry. “Rural Alabama is making a remarkable impression both at home...

Written by Dawn Azok

CGI marks 10 years of growth at its IT Delivery Center in Troy

TROY, Alabama – Canada-based CGI is marking the 10th anniversary of the opening the company’s IT Delivery Center in Pike County, which through collaboration with state and local agencies and academic institutions has grown to employ 285 local professionals. In an announcement today, CGI...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Analysis ranks Alabama among top states for economic momentum amid recovery

Alabama ranks among the top states for economic momentum in a new analysis that evaluates key measurements of economic performance in 2021. State Policy Reports, a Washington, D.C.-based publication, ranked Alabama No. 8 in its Index of State Economic Momentum for the first quarter.

Written by Jerry Underwood

New logistics projects coming to Mobile, Baldwin counties

LOXLEY, Alabama – To fuel its growth plans in Gulf Coast region, Imperial Dade, a distributor of food service packaging and janitorial supplies, is planning a move into a new 220,000-square-foot logistics hub in Baldwin Count. The $20 million project, announced today, will support...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai debuts new Santa Cruz ahead of Alabama production launch

Hyundai’s newest production model — the highly anticipated 2022 Santa Cruz sport adventure vehicle — made its worldwide debut today as the automaker’s Alabama plant readies to launch its assembly. The Santa Cruz, which combines the versatile open bed of a pickup with the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Bonnie Plants plans greenhouse projects, e-commerce upgrades in Alabama

UNION SPRINGS, Alabama -- Bonnie Plants, the nation’s largest grower of vegetable and herb plants for home gardens, announced plans today to upgrade and expand its greenhouse facilities in Bullock County with a multimillion-dollar project that will improve production and strengthen its e-commerce operations.

Written by Jerry Underwood

New accelerator programs launching for North Alabama tech startups

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Technology startups in North Alabama have a new resource to speed their growth trajectory, thanks to a partnership announced today between national startup accelerator gener8tor and the MidCity Accelerator Foundation Inc. Starting in mid-2021, four annual programs for entrepreneurs will be...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Economic development report card shows $4.8 billion in 2020 investment

MONTGOMERY -- Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, economic development activity across Alabama in 2020 generated close to $5 billion in new capital investment and almost 10,000 job commitments, Governor Kay Ivey announced today. With significant growth projects recorded in key strategic...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama-grown: Chilton County farmer cultivates her dream

THORSBY, Alabama – Taylor Boozer Hatchett didn’t grow up on a farm, but she has a passion for tending the land and sharing its bounty like many who did. Her father, Bobby Boozer, worked with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University and...

Written by Dawn Azok

Austal USA’s Alabama shipyard eyes production of steel ships

MOBILE, Alabama -- Austal USA, a maker of aluminum vessels for the U.S. government, started construction Friday on a steel manufacturing line that positions the company to start steel production in April 2022. Austal USA said the addition of steel capability ensures that it...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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