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Boeing’s Alabama operation writes new chapters in innovation

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Boeing’s deep roots in Alabama continue to help shape the state’s flourishing aerospace industry while also notching global milestones. A major highlight for the company’s Huntsville operations this past year was the successful performance of NASA’s Space Launch System, the next-generation...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama firms make international connections at Paris Air Show

PARIS — The Alabama team at the 2023 Paris Air Show has a major focus on recruiting new aerospace jobs and investment, but this year’s mission has a wrinkle — helping homegrown companies claim a spot on the international business stage. For the first...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Growing Alabama to support improvements at Wiregrass industrial park

DOTHAN, Alabama — The Industrial Development Board of the City of Dothan is receiving $1 million in grant funding to assist in making infrastructure improvements to the Napier Field Industrial Park thanks to the Growing Alabama program. The Alabama Renewal Commission this month approved...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Birmingham team pitches aerospace growth potential at Paris Air Show

PARIS — A group of economic development specialists, airport leaders and government officials from the Birmingham region has landed at the 2023 Paris Air Show with a strategic plan to elevate the profile of Alabama’s largest metro area in the aerospace industry. “Team BHM”

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team renews mission on Day 2 of the 2023 Paris Air Show

PARIS — The Alabama business recruitment team at the 2023 Paris Air Show began a second day of appointments with aerospace companies this morning in the intensely competitive environment of the industry’s key trade event this year. No fewer than 15 other states are...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team wraps up Day 1 of 2023 Paris Air Show with optimism

PARIS — Alabama economic development professionals completed Day 1 of meetings at the 2023 Paris Air Show encouraged that the talks advanced relationships with aerospace companies and could pay off with future growth projects. Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, said...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus growth project in ‘full swing’ at Alabama manufacturing center

MOBILE, Alabama — The throttles are going up on a major expansion project at Airbus’ U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile that will double production space at the aviation giant’s strategically important Alabama facility in a little over two years. HPM, Airbus’ program manager for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team at Paris Air Show seeks to amplify aerospace investment

PARIS — The rich history of Alabama’s aerospace industry stretches back to when the Wright Brothers established their first civilian flight school in Montgomery in 1910. Alabama later became the cradle of the nation’s fledgling rocket program and spearheaded development of the mighty Saturn...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team prepares to kick off 2023 Paris Air Show mission

PARIS — On the eve of the Paris Air Show, Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield today urged a group of Alabama economic specialists to capitalize on opportunities to grow the state’s aerospace sector by advancing relationships that can spark new industry investment and jobs. Secretary...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Paris Air Show panel to spotlight Alabama aerospace workforce development

Leading Alabama educators will discuss the state’s extensive aerospace workforce development resources during a panel discussion at next week’s 2023 Paris Air Show, the industry’s premier trade event this year. The panel discussion, titled “Made in Alabama: Tapping into the Aerospace Workforce Pipeline” will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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