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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

Delta connection: Auburn University teams with airline to train future pilots

A strategic partnership between Auburn University and Delta Air Lines aims to inspire and train the next generation of pilots and aviation industry professionals. The company and university recently dedicated the Delta Air Lines Aviation Education Building, a 23,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility designed exclusively for...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama aerospace exports surge as industry growth gains pace

Exports of Alabama-made aerospace products and parts increased in markets around the world last year, as the industry continued to invest in the state. The growth comes amid strategic efforts to expand Alabama’s aerospace presence. The total value of the shipments, which went to...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama team uncovers potential projects at 2019 Paris Air Show

PARIS – Alabama’s business recruitment team wrapped up its efforts at the 2019 Paris Air Show today, after engaging in around 20 appointments with high-ranking aerospace executives, along with many informal encounters with industry officials. Over three days at Paris’ Le Bourget airfield, the Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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