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Landing commits $1 million to growth of Birmingham tech ecosystem 

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Landing, a fast-growing company building a nationwide network of furnished apartments available to members, today announced a $1 million investment in Birmingham’s expanding tech ecosystem as it hosted officials at an event to unveil its new headquarters. The announcement follows last...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Fast-growing Landing moving HQ to Birmingham, creating over 800 jobs

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Landing, a company building a nationwide network of fully furnished apartments available to those in its membership model, plans to relocate its headquarters from San Francisco to Birmingham, where it will create 816 new full-time jobs as it accelerates growth plans.

Written by Jerry Underwood

OnBoard Birmingham launches to help companies develop their workforces

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A new effort aims to help Birmingham companies grow their workforces by showing the benefits of living and working in the city, as well as the successes of the companies that call it home. The Birmingham Business Alliance has launched OnBoard...

Written by Dawn Azok

FedEx Ground to build $40 million logistics facility in Jefferson County

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – FedEx Ground plans to build a $40.6 million facility in Jefferson County that would create 285 full- and part-time jobs within three years of the project’s completion, the Birmingham Business Alliance announced today. The 300,000-square-foot FedEx Ground facility will stand on a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Samuel Associated Tube Group plans $29 million Alabama expansion

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Samuel Associated Tube Group today announced plans to invest $29 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Jefferson County, an expansion project that will create new jobs and prepare for future growth. The company, which manufactures small diameter, electric-resistance-welded and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

$215M U.S. Steel project provides spark for Alabama steel industry

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – United States Steel Corp.’s plans to invest $215 million to install a technologically advanced electric arc furnace at Fairfield Works is expected to provide a boost to Alabama's steelmaking industry in its historic home. U.S. Steel had initiated construction of the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Amazon kicks off construction of first Alabama fulfillment center

Birmingham Business Alliance

BESSEMER, Alabama -- Internet retail giant Amazon officially kicked off a construction project today for a technologically advanced fulfillment center in Bessemer that will employ 1,500 workers once the sprawling facility is fully operational next year. Amazon’s 855,000-square-foot facility is being constructed on 133...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Birmingham’s Shipt to create 881 jobs in major expansion

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of Shipt, the same-day delivery marketplace, and local officials today to announce that the company plans to grow the state’s technology industry by creating more than 800 new jobs in Birmingham over the next several years.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Amazon to create 1,500 jobs at Alabama fulfillment center

Birmingham Business Alliance

BESSEMER, Alabama – Internet retail gaint Amazon confirmed plans today to open a fulfillment center in Jefferson County with 1,500 full-time employees working alongside advanced robotics technology. Amazon will build the 855,000-square-foot facility center on 133 acres of property being purchased from U.S. Steel off...

Written by Jerry Underwood

2017 Scorecard: Birmingham projects mean 3,000-plus new jobs

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The Birmingham Business Alliance today reported that economic development activity in the seven-county Birmingham region generated more than 3,000 anticipated jobs and nearly $575 million in new capital investment in 2017. The results were announced at the BBA’s annual Regional Economic...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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