Alabama Archives

Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Awards


There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations who have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations.

Feature Story: Workforce Development Programs – The Recipe For Success


Workforce training programs are a top priority in economic development. Here are some of the most innovative training programs offering 21st-century workforce solutions.

Lockheed Martin Breaks Ground On New Cruise Missile Annex In Alabama

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The expansion, a response to an increased demand for Lockheed Martin’s cruise missiles, is expected to increase employment by approximately 10 percent over the next few years.

Deal of the Decade


States from coast to coast have put in mega-bids to try to land Boeing’s 777X assembly line.

One Year Later


The report cards are in for the Superstorm Sandy recovery and the grade is “incomplete” as misery continues for thousands who have lost their homes or businesses.

“Mitbestimmung” in Tennessee


Volkswagen seeks the middle ground as the UAW targets the German automaker’s assembly plant in a right-to-work state.

BUSINESS REPORT: Alabama – Donghee America Plans $48-Million Fuel Tank Plant In Auburn


Alabama’s automotive manufacturing sector is hitting on all cylinders, as OEM assembly plants and the supplier network that supports them continue to expand. From the July/August 2013 issue.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings


Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings


Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.