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Alabama exports set new record in 2017

Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Thursday that in 2017 Alabama exports reached a record setting $21.7 billion, up 6 percent from 2016's export total...

Kimber to open Alabama firearms manufacturing facility with 366 jobs

American firearms manufacturer Kimber Manufacturing, said Tuesday that it’s opening a new manufacturing plant in Troy, Ala., where it expects to employ 366 workers. The...

Alabama Launchpad selects 2 innovative Birmingham startups for funding

Two Birmingham firms prevailed in the latest round of the Alabama startup competition that has pumped millions of dollars into innovative ideas across the...

Manufacturing jobs on rise in Dothan area

Manufacturing jobs are on the rise in southeast Alabama. The Dothan Eagle reports that Houston County experienced a 21 percent increase in manufacturing jobs within...

Alabama forest products industry poised for gains after strong year

After a banner year for the forest products industry in Alabama, the sector is primed for even more growth and innovation. Last year, Alabama recorded...

Bolta marks opening of $49 million Alabama auto parts plant

Global auto parts supplier Bolta Group announced the opening of its new $48.7 million production facility at the Tuscaloosa County Airport Industrial Park. The factory will employ 350...

EDPA projects new image with Birmingham HQ, digital wall

For years, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama had a bird’s-eye view of the state’s largest city. From its home on top of Red...

Alabama wins Silver Shovel award for economic development

Area Development, an economic development-focused publication, awarded Alabama a Silver Shovel for solid business recruitment and support in 2016, keeping alive a winning streak...

Amazon to open $30 million Alabama ‘sortation center’

Amazon plans to invest nearly $30 million to open a 362,000-square-foot “sortation center” in Mobile, a facility that allows the Internet retail giant to...

Alabama exports surging in unexpected corners of the world

It’s clear that 2016 was a stellar year for Alabama exports, with rising shipments in a number of markets worldwide, signaling even more optimism...



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