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In response to COVID-19, business leaders in Birmingham, AL created #BhamStrong, a new initiative that offers agile, fast-response solutions to problems caused by the pandemic.


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In response to COVID-19, business leaders in Birmingham, AL created #BhamStrong, a new initiative that offers agile, fast-response solutions to problems caused by the pandemic.

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Birmingham, AL Business Strong In The Face Of COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, business leaders in Birmingham, AL created #BhamStrong, a new initiative that offers agile, fast-response solutions to problems caused by the pandemic.

The Automotive Sector: Adding Some Torque To Growth

Upheaval in supply chains is likely to increase in the short term, a trend that may be exacerbated by changing patterns of supply and demand, consumer-driven connectivity and alternative powertrain systems.

Biotech: Finding The DNA For Success

The integration of artificial intelligence within life sciences is making drug discovery and development more innovative, less labor intensive and more cost-effective, says Deloitte’s annual global outlook.

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.

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. 

Norfolk Southern Supported Nearly $2B In Investment In 2019

Industrial customers across 16 states developed 54 new and 23 expanded rail-served commercial projects which are expected to create more than 1,160 jobs.

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.

Life Sciences: A Data-Driven Diagnosis For Success

Digital transformation is driving innovation in the life sciences sector, making transparency a top priority and heralding an era of “relationship-driven partnerships among all of the sector’s stakeholders.

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.

Digital Mobility: Yellow Light For Driverless Cars

Connectivity is transforming the automotive industry, but the rush to fully autonomous vehicles has hit a speed bump: robot cars can’t figure out human behavior.

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. 

Navistar To Invest $125 Million In Alabama

The commercial truck and bus manufacturer’s expansion will bring an additional 145  jobs to Huntsville, AL.

Global Investment: Destinations Of Choice

Attracting foreign direct investment has become a top priority for economic development organizations seeking to leverage the status of the U.S. as the top global destination for FDI.

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.

Biotech: Finding The DNA For Growth

Life-changing biotech breakthroughs are poised to move out of the labs and into the marketplace, as the emerging science of genomics uses DNA to customize medicine.

Toyota Ramps Up U.S. Investment

By 2021, Toyota will now invest nearly $13 billion in its U.S. operations with plans to add nearly 600 new jobs at American manufacturing plants

January / February 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 1)

The January / February 2019 issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards, our editor's picks for top utilities, and more.

Amazon HQ2 Sites Share BF’s 2018 Deal Of The Year Award

New York and Virginia, which each got selected to host Amazon’s HQ2 mega-project, are co-winners of the Gold Award in our 2018 contest.

AL Named Best Business Climate, NV No. 1 In Growth Potential

Alabama is the state with the Best Business Climate and Nevada is the top-ranked state for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 14th Annual Rankings Report, released this week.

Workforce Development Training & Talent Acquisition

Workforce training is still job one for locations vying to compete for high-tech projects, but talent acquisition—a.k.a. recruiting—now is a critical component for success.

HudsonAlpha Receives $150,000 Grant For Bioinformatics

The grant from the Alabama Power Foundation will help HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology introduce bioinformatics to students across the state.

Auto-Tech Is Revving Up

Automakers are joining forces with tech giants in a full-throttle race to install amazing high-tech advances in vehicles that are ready to roll off the line and hit the road today.

HudsonAlpha Breaks Ground On New Biotech Facility

The 100,000-square-foot building is the latest addition to the 152-acre HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology campus in Huntsville, AL, and will house a mix of research laboratories and life sciences companies.

January/February 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 1)

The State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards are the focus of Business Facilities January/February 2016 issue, plus an Automotive Industry Focus.

Business Facilities’ 2015 State of the Year: Alabama

The Crimson Tide is rolling, big time, and now it’s brought in our top honor: Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year.

BF In The News: Alabama Businesses Celebrate 2015 State Of The Year Award

At least one local business owner wasn't surprised that Alabama took the top spot in Business Facilities’ 2015 State of the Year Award, according to a January 4 newscast from ABC News affiliate WAAY 31.

Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year

The Crimson Tide has rolled in a bevy of big-ticket projects, laying a solid foundation for future growth.

Auto Supplier Kamtek To Create 350 Jobs, Invest $530M in Alabama Expansion

Auto supplier Kamtek will invest $530 million and create 350 jobs in an expansion of its Birmingham, AL operation that includes opening a new aluminum casting facility to meet automaker demands for lighter parts.

Google to Build $600 Million Alabama Data Center

Google will build a $600 million data center in Alabama’s Jackson County, creating up to 100 jobs at a facility powered by renewable energy.

Boeing Opens Research Center In Huntsville, AL

Boeing's new research and technology center in Huntsville, Alabama will serve as the company's hub for collaborative technology development with academic institutions and research partners in analytics and simulation.

Alabama Looks to Industry of the Future

To put Alabama ahead of the pack, Governor Bob Riley is investing in the robotics research industry.

Get Ahead in Alabama

Companies choose Alabama because of its pro-business attitude, its strong infrastructure, and especially because of its best-in-class employee training program.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Fairfax County, VA Launches Virtual Career Fairs

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the FCEDA is presenting virtual career fairs to connect college grads with Northern Virginia companies seeking employees.

Indiana Serves 10,000 Small Businesses Through PPE Marketplace

Since launching in early May, the Indiana Small Business PPE Marketplace has received nearly 20,000 orders for personal protective equipment (PPE) and has fulfilled 10,000 orders.

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