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Alabama firms sign pact to team on projects in South America’s Guyana

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MOBILE, Alabama – Leaders of Myer Marine Services and Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, both based in Mobile, have signed a pact with a firm in Guyana that aims to accelerate the growth of oil and gas sector in the South American nation. The memorandum...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team staging virtual trade mission to Israel in May

foreign trade

The Alabama Department of Commerce and the Export Alabama Alliance will host a virtual trade mission to Israel on May 10-12 in preparation for an in-person trade mission to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to take place later this year. Alabama companies already exporting to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama exports primed for rebound in 2021 after pandemic challenges

foreign trade

In an unparalleled and unpredictable year of turbulence in global trade, Alabama’s exports of goods and services in 2020 totaled $17.13 billion. Reflecting the declines in export volumes recorded by nearly all states as well as the nation, Alabama’s total exports registered an overall...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Online Global Program gives new marketing tools to exporters

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The Alabama Department of Commerce’s Office of International Trade is working with its partners to help export-minded companies across the state maintain their global focus and create new trade relationships overseas. Commerce’s trade team, in collaboration with The Export Alabama Alliance, is aligning with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama business leaders meet with Ambassador Lighthizer, key trade official

foreign trade

VANCE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey and a group of Alabama industrial leaders on Friday hosted Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative, at the Mercedes-Benz manufacturing complex for a high-level discussion on the Trump Administration’s trade and economic growth policies. Ambassador Lighthizer shared...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Exports of Alabama-made autos, aerospace parts rise in tough trade year

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Despite ongoing disruptions in global trade relationships, Alabama's exports of goods and services totaled $20.7 billion in 2019 as overseas shipments of motor vehicles, auto parts and aerospace products continued to show strength. The value of Alabama exports last year declined...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

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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

Mobile to host annual Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

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Alabama’s Port City will play host to this year’s installment of the Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistic Summit, which explores key supply chain topics such as the changing international trade environment, workforce training and cybersecurity. The 8th annual summit will take place Tuesday,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama to open European office to advance economic development

foreign trade

The Alabama Department of Commerce has opened a business development office in Stuttgart, Germany, to enhance the state’s strategic efforts to attract European companies considering job-creating investments in the U.S., Governor Kay Ivey announced today. Christoph Dörr, an experienced German businessman who spent seven...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team targets international connections at SelectUSA Investment Summit

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Alabama is home to a diverse lineup of international companies, and the state’s business recruiters are looking to expand those ranks. The economic development team is in Washington D.C. at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit, which starts today and is the premier foreign direct...

Written by Dawn Azok

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