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Record year for foreign investment sparks growth in Alabama

With major new growth projects moving forward across Alabama, foreign direct investment continues to play a vital role in the state’s economy, building on a record total of foreign investment approaching $4.2 billion last year. These FDI projects represent major job-creation engines for many...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Milestone: Airbus launches A220 production at Alabama facility

MOBILE, Alabama -- Airbus announced today that it has begun manufacturing A220 aircraft at its Alabama production facility, a key milestone in growth plans that will see the company add a second assembly line at its Mobile facility and hire more than 400 new...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce taps Brenda Tuck as first rural development manager

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, today announced that Brenda Tuck has been hired as the department’s first rural development manager to assist rural counties and communities better compete for job-creating projects. Tuck previously served in Commerce’s Workforce...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama earns No. 3 spot in magazine’s new business climate rankings

Business Facilities, a national publication that focuses on economic development, ranked Alabama’s business climate among the top states in a new analysis that evaluated a range of key economic categories. Alabama earned the No. 3 spot in the magazine’s flagship business climate ranking, while...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Motus Integrated Technologies chooses Alabama for new plant

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey today announced that Motus Integrated Technologies, a Tier 1 supplier of automotive interior products to the world’s automakers, has selected the City of Gadsden, in Etowah County, as the location for its new manufacturing facility. Motus will invest...

Written by Jerry Underwood

German auto supplier Gerhardi opens first U.S. plant in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – German auto supplier Gerhardi Inc. today marked the official opening of its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Montgomery, a $41.6 million plant that will employ up to 235 employees. Gerhardi Managing Director Rienhard Hoffman said the company is excited to launch operations at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

4 Alabama Honda vehicles score in Top 10 of American-made index

Four Alabama-made vehicles have been named in the top 10 of the 2019 American-Made Index, a list of new models that contribute the most to the U.S. economy, compiled by the digital automotive marketplace All four are built at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama’s...

Written by Dawn Azok

Texas-based Ben E. Keith to open $100M Alabama distribution center 

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Ben E. Keith, a major food and beverage distribution company, plans to invest $100 million to open an advanced foodservice distribution center in Coffee County. The facility will also serve as the company’s Southeast Regional...

Written by Jerry Underwood

3 Alabama projects selected for publication’s impact awards

Trade and Industry Development, a leading publication dedicated to site selection for business, today named three Alabama projects as winners of its top 2019 economic development awards. The Alabama projects were among a total of 30 across the nation claiming the magazine’s 2019 Corporate...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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