Alabama

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Alabama.

Dothan Alabama

Alabama Forest Products Companies To Invest $92M, Create 70+ Jobs

In Dothan, AL, SmartLam North America will invest $62 million in a new glulam manufacturing facility and Peak Renewables will build a $30 million wood pellet production plant.
healthcare industry locations

Looking To A Healthy Future

Significant population shifts, the pandemic, and Industry innovations are shaping the site decisions healthcare and medical device companies are making.
American Rescue Plan

Good Jobs Challenge Awards 32 Entities Grant Money

Part of the American Rescue Plan, the program through the U.S. EDA focuses on assisting innovations in workforce development.
Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones: Revitalizing Communities

Still in its infancy, the U.S. Qualified Opportunity Zone Program shows promise to revitalize both large and small communities.
outdoor recreation

25 Towns Chosen For Outdoor Recreation Economic Boost

The Recreation Economy for Rural Communities (RERC) program administered by the U.S. EPA, USDA's Forest Service, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) identified 25 communities.
Canfor Alabama

Canfor To Invest $210M In New Southern Alabama Sawmill Complex

The forest products company's new facility will provide a new, modern work environment for approximately 130 employees.

Medical Products, Cabinet Manufacturers Expand In Alabama

Global Resources International will create 110 new jobs in Houston County, Wellborn Cabinet plans $17 million expansion in Oxford.
OMS Fayette Alabama

O’Neal Manufacturing Services To Invest $5.5M In Northwest Alabama

Carbon steel and aluminum parts maker OMS will create 70 jobs in Fayette, while Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. will add 76 jobs In Birmingham.
tech talent

CBRE Releases Annual Tech Talent Scorecard For 2022

CBRE's Scoring Tech Talent report ranks the top 75 tech markets in the U.S. and Canada and outlines the industry’s job-growth trends amid economic shifts and increased remote hiring.
Louisiana Customized Workforce Training

Louisiana Leads States In Customized Workforce Training

In Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report, Tennessee is rated tops in Recovery Leaders and Wyoming takes Best Business Tax Climate.
Everbloom Health

Everbloom Health Opens Food Manufacturing Facility In Alabama

Everbloom Health Inc. has opened a new food product manufacturing facility on the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology campus.
Lockheed Martin

FedEx Ground, Lockheed Martin Expanding In Alabama

FedEx Ground will invest $52 million in Montgomery; Lockheed Martin will invest $16.5 million in Huntsville.
Workforce Development

Workforce Development To Get The Job Done

Access to a quality workforce is a top priority for companies considering where to relocate or expand. Here’s a look at what some top locations across the U.S. are doing to address today’s workforce.
STEM skills labor market

STEM Leaders: This Will Be On The Test

Across the U.S., locations partner with educational entities to foster Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills to fill labor market demand.
Shinhwa Auburn Alabama

Shinhwa To Invest $78M In Alabama Expansion

The South Korea-based auto parts supplier will create 42 jobs with its second facility in the Auburn Technology Park West.
Novelis Baldwin County

Expanding Manufacturers To Create 2,000 Jobs In Alabama

In Alabama, Novelis will create 1,000 jobs at a new $2.5B aluminum mill in Baldwin County; Airbus will add 1,000 jobs in Mobile.
Cerrowire Alabama

Cerrowire Begins $100M Expansion Project In Alabama

Copper building wire manufacturer Cerrowire will create more than 130 jobs at its new facility at the Morgan Center Business Park in Hartselle, AL.
Life Sciences Industry

The Circle Of Life

The life sciences field has taken on much greater significance in recent years. Economic developers are responding with more options to make their communities more appealing.
Toyota vehicle electrification

Toyota Investing $383M In EV Growth Across Four States

Engine, casting investment across Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee will further Toyota’s vehicle electrification efforts.
Hyundai Alabama Electric Vehicles

Hyundai Will Add First EVs To Alabama Production Lineup

With a $300 million investment, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) will begin building electric vehicles and create 200 jobs at its Montgomery plant.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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