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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.


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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.

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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.

Life Sciences Hubs: Good Genes, GREAT Growth

Billions in private equity and public funding are flowing into the life sciences sector, which is front and center in the battle against the pandemic.

Coca-Cola Bottling Investing $48M In Alabama Expansion

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. UNITED will expand its existing Mobile, AL warehousing operations by 120,000 square feet.

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.

Electric Vehicles: Charging To The Top

Electric vehicles are no longer the wave of a distant future: 2021 will be a breakout year for e-vehicles in the wake of General Motors’ announcement that it will end production of internal combustion engines in 2035.

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. 

U.S. Space Command Headquarters Headed To Huntsville

Alabama’s "Rocket City" has been selected as the preferred location for the headquarters of the new U.S. Space Command.

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. 

Agribusiness: Both Sides Of The Coin

Even when it would seem so, not everything is simply win-win—especially when adjusting to the reality of COVID-19 and keeping vital supply lines open for essentials.

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. 

Renewable Energy: Shifting The Balance Of Power

EIA’s Energy Outlook 2020 forecasts a rapid decline of coal and nuclear power in this decade, the continuing expansion of renewables and the growth of U.S. exports of oil and gas.

ALDI To Invest $100M In New Alabama Regional HQ

The retail grocer's new regional headquarters and distribution center will bring 200 new jobs to Loxley, AL.

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.

Workforce Training: Coping With Crisis Requires A New Skillset

Companies are building digital training programs and creating ecosystems of “learning partners” to produce and deliver digital content to a broad base of employees.

HudsonAlpha Biotechnology Campus Scales Up To Fight COVID-19

The world-class biotech research hub in Huntsville, AL has marshalled its resources to fight the pandemic, with increased lab space.

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.

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Wilson County, Tennessee: Rising To The Challenge With Resilience

They call it "Wilson Strong:" devastated by a pandemic and a tornado, this Tennessee community met the challenge and kept its dreams intact.

Post-Pandemic Industrial Parks: Risk-Resilient, Resource Efficient

Industrial parks can mitigate social, health and environmental risks by embracing a resource-efficient eco-industrial concept.

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