Alabama

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

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.
Birmingham, AL

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Bibb County, AL

Mercedes-Benz, Niagara Bottling Growing Jobs, Investment In Alabama

Mercedes-Benz celebrates the opening of its new Woodstock, AL EV battery factory, while Niagara Bottling plans a new $112 million investment in Opelika.
Bonnie Plants

Greenhouse Facilities, Real Estate Firms Expand In Alabama

Bonnie Plants unveiled its expanded greenhouse facilities in Bullock County; Real estate firms plan $1 million Alabama headquarters.
Utilities Economic Development

Top Utilities: More Power To You

From municipally-owned power providers to expansive regional entities, these top utilities of 2021 did much more than provide energy.
Alabama Port Authority

Alabama Port Authority To Build ICTF Facility In Montgomery

The inland container intermodal transfer facility (ICTF) will extend intermodal rail service from the Port of Mobile to support regional growth in manufacturing, retail, distribution, and agribusiness sectors.
Fetch Rewards Birmingham, Alabama

Fetch Rewards To Create 200 Jobs In Alabama

Consumer rewards app Fetch Rewards will invest over $1 million to open a new office and support hub in Birmingham, AL.
HWI Alabama One AL1

HarbisonWalker International Investing $25M To Create Alabama One

HWI will convert its closed Fairfield, AL plant into an advanced refractories manufacturing hub for southern U.S. steelmakers.

FGP Holding Investing $20M In Alabama Expansion

The private label frozen novelties manufacturer's new production facility in Mobile will create approximately 200 new jobs over three years.
Alabama rail projects

Alabama Launches $231M Rail Project Program

A $231.6M program of rail projects has been proposed to upgrade economic development infrastructure in central and southern Alabama.
automotive industry

The Automotive Industry: The Road To Everywhere

While we are still deep in the drive toward technical and autonomous, what’s old is new and what’s mine is yours when it comes to next year’s auto trends.
manufacturing industry

The Manufacturing Industry: Building Back Fast

Despite turbulence caused by labor and supply chain challenges, the manufacturing industry is experiencing a positive trajectory as it recovers from the pandemic.
J.M. Smucker Co. Uncrustables

J.M. Smucker Co. Picks Alabama For $1.1B Uncrustables Facility

A new $1.2 billion Jefferson County, AL facility will be dedicated to production of Smucker’s fast-growing Uncrustables sandwiches, and create 750 jobs.
Amazon Alabama

Amazon Expands In Alabama With Four New Operational Sites

Amazon is set to open new facilities in Birmingham, Huntsville, and Montgomery, creating more than 900 full-time jobs in Alabama.
Agribusiness

Locations For The Agribusiness Industry: Setting The Table

The USDA is adding ethanol and whiskey to its annual tally of agricultural products, with U.S. exports expected to outpace imports by nearly $20 billion.

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Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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