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Maintaining its focus on the future, Alabama is regaining economic momentum for substantial growth.


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Maintaining its focus on the future, Alabama is regaining economic momentum for substantial growth.

Alabama Department of Commerce

Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. Alabama Department of Commerce articles below.


Alabama: Revving Up On The Road To Recovery

Maintaining its focus on the future, Alabama is regaining economic momentum for substantial growth.

Westwater Resources Plans First U.S. Graphite Processing Plant

Alabama Graphite Products LLC will invest an initial $80 million to build a first-of-its-kind advanced graphite processing plant in Coosa County, AL.

Landing Relocating HQ To Alabama

Fast-growing flexible apartment rental company Landing will move its corporate headquarters from San Francisco to Birmingham, AL, creating over 800 jobs.

HudsonAlpha Launches Expansion Project At Biotech Campus

The expansion will include a global headquarters for Discovery Life Sciences, and laboratory and greenhouse space for HudsonAlpha’s Center for Plant Science and Sustainable Agriculture.

Packaging Corp. Of America Plans $440M Investment In Alabama

PCA’s three-year project will convert a paper machine at its mill in Clarke County, AL to produce linerboard used for corrugated packaging.

AIDT, Hyundai Team Up For Revolutionary Job Training

The unique job-training initiative uses virtual reality simulation to train and certify employees on critical, in-demand skills.

Valeo North America Investing $5M In Alabama Expansion

Automotive supplier Valeo North America will create 70 new jobs when it begins operations at an existing facility in Bessemer, AL. 

Transportation Partners Team For New Logistics Park In Alabama

CN is collaborating with Alabama Export Railroad and Ray-Mont Logistics to launch the first phase of a new, high-tech logistics park in Mobile, AL.

Amazon Logistics Adding Two Delivery Stations In Alabama

The two new delivery stations will create hundreds of new jobs in the metro Birmingham region. 

Eight Companies Investing $71M In Huntsville Metro

The eight new economic development projects in 2020 will bring 510 new jobs to the Huntsville, AL area.

Wheel Pros Expanding In Alabama 

The aftermarket wheel supplier acquired the assets of an aluminum wheel manufacturing facility in Auburn, AL and plans to open a second U.S. operation there.

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing Investing Another $830M In Alabama 

MTM will add cutting-edge manufacturing technologies to its production lines and provide enhanced training to employees at its Huntsvillle, AL facility. 

SiO2 To Invest $163M In Alabama Expansion

In response to a contract to supply the federal government with COVID-19 vaccine vials, SiO2 Materials Science will create 220 jobs at its Auburn, AL facility.

Warrior Met Coal Investing $50M In Alabama Expansion

The met coal producer will build a new barge load-out facility to support its expanding metallurgical coal mining operation in Walker County, AL.

UAB Teams With Biotech Firm To Test Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is collaborating with biopharm company Altimmune for preclinical testing of a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 disease.

Alabama Researchers Join Global Fight Against COVID-19

Scientists and researchers in Alabama are engaged in the global effort to stem threats posed by the novel coronavirus/COVID-19.

South Korean Auto Supplier Investing $5M In Alabama Expansion

Seoyon E-Hwa Interior Systems will expand its industrial operation in Selma’s Craig Industrial Park, creating 60 jobs in Dallas County.

Borbet Investing $24M In Alabama Expansion

The German automotive industry manufacturer will create 25 news jobs at its Auburn, AL operation. 

Two Projects Will Add Up To 80 Jobs In Lawrence County, AL

CCI Manufacturing USA Corp. will invest $21.5 million to construct an advanced production facility and Progressive Pipe Fabricators has broken ground on a new 82,000-square-foot facility in Lawrence County.

Ascend Finalizes Plans For $175M Project In Alabama

The project will expand production capacity at the company’s Decatur, AL manufacturing facility and construct energy cogeneration units at the site.

Koch Foods Investing $50M In New Alabama Feed-mill

The company will new establish a state-of-the-art grain storage and distribution facility in Attalla, AL.

Lockheed Martin Hypersonics Program Bringing 272 Jobs To Alabama

Two buildings in Courtland will house the hypersonics programs' assembly, integration and testing; management and engineering will be located in Huntsville.

Daikin Investing $195M In Alabama

The company chose to expand and create 20 new jobs at its Decatur, AL fluorochemical plant over locations in Japan and China.

Airbus Begins A220 Production At Alabama Facility

The aircraft manufacturer will add a second assembly line and hire more than 400 new workers at its Mobile facility.

Motus Integrated Technologies Creating 90 New Jobs In Alabama

The interior automotive parts supplier will invest over $15 million and create 90 new jobs at its new manufacturing facility in Gadsden, AL.

Gerhardi Opens First U.S. Plant In Alabama

The German auto supplier invested $41.6 million and will employ up to 235 employees at the Montgomery, AL manufacturing facility. 

Alabama Lands $110M DaikyoNishikawa Manufacturing Facility

The Japanese auto parts manufacturer selected Huntsville, AL for its first U.S. facility, and will create 380 jobs at the new assembly plant.

Georgia-Pacific Investing $120M In Alabama Expansion

The company’s Naheola, AL mill will be the location for a new tissue machine and roll storage building to support the company's consumer bath tissue business.

Toyota Boshoku America Creating 400 Jobs In Alabama

The automotive supplier will invest more than $50 million to build a new manufacturing facility in the Breeding North Industrial Park in Athens, AL. 

Four Alabama Firms To Work On New Airbus Assembly Line

The new assembly line will allow Airbus to accelerate production of its A220 passenger jet and will increase its Mobile workforce by over 430 employees.

South Korean Auto Supplier Picks Alabama For First U.S. Facility

Yongsan Automotive USA will invest more than $5.5 million to open a manufacturing facility in Opelika, AL that will employ 150 workers after three years.

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Silver Award

A partnership between Japanese auto giants Mazda and Toyota brings a $1.6-billion automotive assembly plant to the Huntsville, AL region.

Hwashin Investing $26M In Alabama Expansion

Auto supplier Hwashin America Corp. will expand its manufacturing operation in Greenville, AL, creating 50 new jobs.

SSAB Investing $100M In Alabama Steel Mill

The Sweden-based company will increase steel production capacity and create up to 50 jobs at its plant in Axis, AL.

Continental Motors Investing $75 Million In Alabama Factory

The company's “Blue Marlin” project will transform its aircraft-engine manufacturing operations at the Mobile Aeroplex into an advanced manufacturing facility.

Honda Investing Another $54.8M in Alabama Operations

The expansion project will add more than 50,000 square feet at Honda Alabama’s Line 2 operations in Talladega County.

GE Appliances Investing $115M In Alabama Expansion

The company will add 255 new jobs at its refrigerator plant in Decatur, AL.

Amazon To Create 1,500 Jobs At First Alabama Fulfillment Center

The online retail giant will invest $325 million to locate its first Alabama fulfillment center in Bessemer.

Australian Defense Contractor Investing $2.5M In Alabama

Electro Optic Systems will locate its flagship U.S. manufacturing facility in Huntsville, AL, creating as many as 100 jobs in the first year. 

Hyundai Power Transformers USA Expanding In Alabama

The $33 million investment will result in 86 new jobs at the company's Montgomery, AL facility. 

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