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Greg Canfield, Secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce discusses landing Toyota-Mazda’s $1.6B investment, workforce development initiatives, foreign direct investment, food processing, and more.


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Greg Canfield, Secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce discusses landing Toyota-Mazda’s $1.6B investment, workforce development initiatives, foreign direct investment, food processing, and more.

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Latest: Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Greg Canfield, Alabama Department of Commerce - Greg Canfield, Secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce discusses landing Toyota-Mazda’s $1.6B investment, workforce development initiatives, foreign direct investment, food processing, and more.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Greg Canfield, Alabama Department of Commerce

Greg Canfield, Secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce discusses landing Toyota-Mazda’s $1.6B investment, workforce development initiatives, foreign direct investment, food processing, and more.

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Ernst & Young Expansion Creating 375 Jobs In North Carolina

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Lockheed Martin Expanding, Creating 500 Jobs In Florida

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2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

A partnership between Saudi Arabian Basic Industries and Exxon chooses Corpus Christi, TX for a new $10-billion ethane cracker.

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Washington, DC, San Francisco land in Top 10 of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index’s city rankings.

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Novelis Investing $300M In Kentucky Automotive Finishing Plant

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Sumitomo Machinery Investing $10M In Virginia Expansion

The expansion of the company’s manufacturing operation in Chesapeake, VA will create 26 new jobs.

Food Manufacturer, Distributor Expanding In Illinois

Located in Montgomery, IL, Carl Buddig and Company’s fourth manufacturing facility in the state will create up to 300 new jobs in the coming year.

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