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JELD-WEN adds product line at Alabama facility, creating 40 jobs

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WEDOWEE, Alabama – Charlotte, North Carolina-based JELD-WEN Inc., one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, plans to expand production at its plant in Randolph County, creating up to 40 new jobs at the facility, officials announced today. The expansion at the Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Chambers County’s Gray wins top Alabama economic development honor

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Valerie Gray, executive director of the Chambers County Development Authority (CCDA), has been named the 2019 recipient of the David R. Echols Distinguished Service Award for exemplary service in economic development. The award, presented by the Alabama Department of Commerce, represents...

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Commerce taps Brenda Tuck as first rural development manager

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, today announced that Brenda Tuck has been hired as the department’s first rural development manager to assist rural counties and communities better compete for job-creating projects. Tuck previously served in Commerce’s Workforce...

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Alabama earns No. 3 spot in magazine’s new business climate rankings

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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...

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Georgia-Pacific to invest $120 million in Choctaw County mill

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NAHEOLA, Alabama -- Georgia-Pacific today announced plans to invest more than $120 million to add a new tissue machine and roll storage building at its mill in Choctaw County, the latest substantial investment in the facility. The new projects continue Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific's modernization of the...

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Ag equipment maker AGCO expands in Alabama with 50 jobs at new line

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BREMEN, Alabama – Agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO Corp. announced plans today to invest $5.7 million to relocate production of its Farmer Automatic Aviary Systems to Cullman County as part of a project that will create 50 jobs. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey joined company officials...

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GD Copper USA to add 40 jobs at Wilcox County manufacturing facility

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PINE HILL, Alabama -- GD Copper USA announced plans today to invest $3.5 million in its Alabama precision copper products manufacturing facility and create between 30 and 40 new jobs in Wilcox County. GD Copper USA, which operates a $100 million plant in the...

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Commerce creating specialist post to assist rural Alabama on projects

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The Alabama Department of Commerce is adding a rural development manager to work with rural communities and counties across the state to enhance their competitiveness in the economic development process and better prepare them for projects. Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of...

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Alabama makes strides in bringing high speed Internet to rural communities

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Fiber infrastructure is a key tool in attracting new and expanding businesses across Alabama, and local providers are actively working to install innovative internet technologies, particularly in the state’s rural areas. In recent years, AT&T has invested nearly $1.2 billion in Alabama to enhance...

Written by Dawn Azok

Cullman ranks as a top ‘micropolitan’ for economic development

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CULLMAN, Alabama – Site Selection magazine placed Alabama among the top states in a new measure of economic development success, while Cullman ranked No. 2 in the publication’s ranking of top U.S. small cities. Cullman ranked behind only Findlay, Ohio, in the Site Selection...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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