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Chambers County’s Gray wins top Alabama economic development honor

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Valerie Gray, executive director of the Chambers County Development Authority (CCDA), has been named the 2019 recipient of the David R. Echols Distinguished Service Award for exemplary service in economic development. The award, presented by the Alabama Department of Commerce, represents...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Research funding jumps 43 percent at the University of South Alabama

MOBILE, Alabama – Research funding at the University of South Alabama topped $87 million in 2019, a significant increase from the previous year and the result of an ongoing strategy to raise the institution’s profile across the U.S. and beyond. External grant and contract...

Written by Dawn Azok

Growing Alabama Credit fuels improvements at Etowah County mega-site

GADSDEN, Alabama – Plans are under way for a $2.7-million site-improvement project for the Little Canoe Creek Mega-Site funded through the state’s Growing Alabama Credit program. The Etowah County Commission’s application was approved by the Renewal of Alabama Commission in December, and funding has...

Written by Jerry Underwood

AIDT promotes Allen to high-level communications position

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – AIDT announced today that Jacqueline Allen has been promoted to assistant director of communications and external affairs at Alabama’s premier workforce development agency. Allen has over 30 years of experience in communications and marketing, with nearly 20 years of that experience...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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Sec. Canfield to attend signing of historic trade deal with China

Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will attend the ceremonial signing of the Phase 1 trade deal between the United States and China at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. President Donald Trump will sign an 86-page agreement with Chinese Vice Premier Liu...

Written by Jerry Underwood

2 industrial operations to open in Lawrence County, creating nearly 80 jobs

MOULTON, Alabama – An automotive supplier and a pipe fabricator will open new industrial facilities in Lawrence County, creating a combined 78 new jobs, according to the Lawrence County Industrial Development Board. CCI Manufacturing USA Corp., a Tier 1 auto supplier, will invest $21.5...

Written by Jerry Underwood

6 trends fueling Alabama’s economic growth in 2020 and beyond

Alabama’s economy is humming on all cylinders as a new decade begins, with job rolls swelling to record numbers and an ultra-low unemployment rate as major industries expand their operations in the state. While the foundations are firmly in place for more growth, there...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Officials welcome Airbus plans to expand Alabama A320 production

Alabama leaders hailed plans announced today by Airbus to increase production of A320 aircraft at the company’s Mobile manufacturing facility, where it will invest $40 million to construct a new support hangar. On top of a project to add a new A220 assembly line...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing set to launch hiring of production team

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA (MTMUS) is set to begin the hiring process for the production team at its $1.6 billion auto assembly plant in Huntsville on Monday, Jan. 13. MTMUS is getting an assist from AIDT, Alabama’s primary workforce development agency,

Written by Jerry Underwood

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