Made in Alabama: Small Business

News Archive

Publication gives Alabama high marks for business climate, workforce training

Alabama auto industry

Alabama received high rankings for its workforce development programs and auto manufacturing strength in a new report from Business Facilities magazine, which also picked Birmingham and Huntsville as top cities for business climate. In the 16th installment of its Annual State and Metro Rankings...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Milestones bring Toyota Alabama closer to increased engine production

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Toyota Alabama announced todady that it achieved two significant milestones this month as part of an ongoing expansion, a $288 million project originally announced in March 2019. The milestones include the start of production for the all-new, redesigned 4-cylinder engine at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama automakers adopt COVID-19 safety measures as production ramps up

Alabama auto industry

Alabama automakers have been ramping up production following the COVID-19 outbreak, with strict new protocols in place to prevent the spread of the virus. Toyota, Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz all are implementing similar measures as employees return to work, including temperature checks, staggered shifts,

Written by Dawn Azok

Gov. Ivey: New investment across Alabama topped $7 billion in 2019

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that economic development activity across Alabama last year generated $7.1 billion in pledged capital investment and 13,454 job commitments, providing a potential spark for economic revival once the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic ease. Governor Ivey...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes resumes production in Alabama with new safety measures

Alabama auto industry

VANCE, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz is beginning to gradually ramp up production at its Alabama manufacturing plant after adopting robust safety measures to protect workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI), as its Alabama operation is known, said operations began Monday with one...

Written by Jerry Underwood

How teamwork is helping Shipt deliver

new tech jobs in its Alabama hometown

Learn More

Auto supplier HTNA expanding in Jasper to serve Mazda Toyota Manufacturing

Alabama auto industry

JASPER, Alabama -- Hayashi Telempu North America (HTNA), a Michigan-based supplier of automotive interior components, plans to expand its operations in Walker County with a $7 million project that will create 19 jobs. The announcement makes HTNA’s facility in Jasper the first outside of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Seoyon E-Hwa plans expansion, creating 60 jobs in Selma

Alabama auto industry

SELMA, Alabama – Seoyon E-Hwa Interior Systems, a Tier 1 supplier to Alabama’s Hyundai assembly plant, announced plans Tuesday to invest more than $5 million to expand its industrial operation in Dallas County. Seoyon E-Hwa will add 60 jobs to its current workforce of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama earns Top 10 rankings in ‘Site Selection’ 2019 Governor’s Cups

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s economic development successes in 2019 earned the state a pair of Top 10 rankings in “Site Selection” magazine’s annual Governor’s Cups analysis. Alabama ranked No. 6 among the states in projects per capita, a measurement that places smaller states on...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Borbet to invest $24 million in Auburn expansion, creating 25 jobs

Alabama auto industry

AUBURN, Alabama – Manufacturer Borbet Alabama announced plans Tuesday to expand its Auburn operation with a $23.9 million project that will create 25 jobs over the next two years. The Germany-based company was founded in 1881 as a family-run business and has become a leading...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

Alabama auto industry

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

Stay connected to what's happening in Alabama now.

  • Enter your email address to receive periodic updates on the evolution of business in Alabama.

Ready to start your company's next chapter in Alabama?

Alabama may be small in size, but its ability to accommodate businesses seeking success is vast. See why companies like Mercedes, Airbus, Hyundai, and Honda have decided to call Alabama home.

Find A Site Learn More About Alabama