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Alabama Checked All the Boxes to Land $1.6B Toyota-Mazda Plant - Area Development
By providing a large parcel of land ready for development, a skilled workforce, cooperative and responsive local resources, and competitive incentives, Alabama was able to land another high-profile auto manufacturer.
alabama  area-development-features  automotive-industry  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  toyota  mazda 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Site Selection Stories: Toyota/Mazda, Part 1 - JLL Chicago Blog
Toyota’s 14 American vehicle, assembly and component plants have proved to be major boons for the markets they locate in, creating jobs and economic ecosystems that far exceed each factory’s four walls.
economic-development  site-selection  Around-the-web  this-week-434-top  alabama  south  manufacturing  jobs  toyota  mazda 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Alabama, Louisiana and Utah Awarded Silver Shovels - States with 3 to 5 Million Population - Area Development
Area Development’s annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  jobs  alabama  south  louisiana  utah  mountain-states 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
How Opelika became Alabama’s gold standard for small-town downtown revitalization - Yellowhammer News
Long-time Opelika resident Glenn Buxton, a 50-year veteran of the radio business who now serves as the director of the local museum, explains how Opelika resurgence has become noticeable in just the last several years.
this-week-418  Around-the-web  Matt  opelika  alabama  south  manufacturing  economic-development 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Debate over ethics is being watched nationally in the economic development community - Alabama Political Reporter
On Wednesday, proponents of House Bill 317 argued before the Senate about passing the legislation that would exempt economic developers from Alabama’s landmark 2010 ethics bill.
this-week-417  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  government-policy  alabama  south 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Big incentive package grew bigger over time - Winston-Salem Journal
Over several weeks, North Carolina's proposed package of incentives grew from $600 million to more than $1.5 billion in cash, training and savings on taxes — almost the total cost of the factory.
this-week-412  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  toyota  mazda  automotive-industry  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  workforce  north-carolina  south-atlantic  alabama  south 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Toyota, Mazda walked away from $1.5 billion incentive package from NC - greensboro.com
The announcement — made by Alabama's governor and leaders of both car companies in Huntsville, the site of the new plant — was anticlimactic: News of the deal was leaked late Tuesday and spread like wildfire, stunning local and state leaders, some of whom admitted they were caught by surprise.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  location-USA  automotive-industry  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  north-carolina  alabama  south  south-atlantic  jobs  advanced-manufacturing  skilled-labor  toyota  mazda 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Toyota and Mazda Select Alabama for New Auto Factory - Bloomberg
Alabama edged out North Carolina as the winner in a multi-state contest for a prized Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. joint car factory worth $1.6 billion, a person familiar with the negotiations said.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  alabama  north-carolina  south  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  automotive-industry  location-USA  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  workforce  taxes-incentives  toyota  mazda 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Alabama's Sock Queen opens new shop as small-town manufacturing changes with the times - AL.com
Inside a squat metal building on the outskirts of Fort Payne, Ala., huge spools of cheerfully colored thread hang like nursery mobiles above rows of blue knitting machines the size of office copiers.

It's loud in this part of the mill, and Gina Locklear has to shout to be heard. Her eyes light up as she talks about her newest set of machines, installed last January, that can knit a sock with a seamless toe. It's a  It's a capability the mill's older machines don't have. Those were originally built to manufacture white athletic socks, a business that has largely left the country.
this-week-409  Around-the-web  textiles-clothing-industries  alabama  regional-reports  industry-reports  small-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Alabama auto executives say 'everything' about to change in industry - AL.com
Alabama's billion-dollar auto industry is positioned for the future, its executives say. But what that future will look like continues to be a mystery.
industry-reports  automotive-industry  regional-reports  alabama  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Ala., N.C. present stark differences in bid for $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda factory - Automotive News
Alabama and North Carolina are the last remaining candidates in the running to land a prized $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda plant, presenting stark differences spanning from production costs to talent availability.
toyota  mazda  alabama  site-selection-factors  north-carolina  automotive-industry  fdi-USA  Around-the-web  this-week-405 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Airbus teams up with Bombardier to deepen Delta ties and outmanoeuvre Boeing - CAPA
Building some of the CSeries jets in the US would also smooth ruffled feathers of two of the US’ major allies – Canada and the UK; each country has factories that help manufacture the CSeries. The leaders of Canada and the UK have voiced their vehement opposition to the tariffs, and pledged retaliation against Boeing if the charges are levied against the CSeries.
Aerospace  bombardier  delta  Boeing  industry-reports  airbus  alabama  Around-the-web  this-week-401 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
A Look Inside Airbus’s Epic Assembly Line - The New York Times
A confluence of political and economic forces has prompted Europe’s
largest airplane manufacturer to place a factory in Alabama —
and to create one of the world’s most gargantuan supply chains.
Around-the-web  airbus  alabama  this-week-396  Aerospace 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
How big are incentives in economic development - Florida Today
With that in mind, do you think if Alabama hadn’t rolled out that $39 million incentive package, Blue Origin would have gone elsewhere.

That’s a good question and it’s part of a debate that will go on for quite some time.
Florida  florida-space-coast  alabama  taxes-incentives  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-391 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
2017 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Alabama, Iowa, South Carolina and Utah Awarded Silver Shovels - States with 3 to 5 Million Population - Area Development
Area Development’s annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities.
area-development-features  shovel-awards  Matt  alabama  south  iowa  midwest  south-carolina  utah  mountain-states  jobs  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
A Look Inside Airbus’s Epic Assembly Line - The New York Times
A confluence of political and economic forces has prompted Europe’s
largest airplane manufacturer to place a factory in Alabama —
and to create one of the world’s most gargantuan supply chains.
airbus  alabama  global-supply-chain  shop-floor  assembly-plants  u.s.-manufacturing  Aerospace  freight-logistics  parts-suppliers  this-week-384 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
GE Invests $4.3 Billion To Build Next-Gen Jet Engines, Open New Factories In The US - GE Reports
The U.S. investments include $214 million to build five new high-tech plants, adding about 2 million square feet of new manufacturing floor space. The locations for the plants, some of which are already open, are Ellisville, Mississippi; Auburn, Alabama; Asheville, North Carolina; Lafayette, Indiana; and Huntsville, Alabama.
Aerospace  GE  mississippi  alabama  north-carolina  indiana  Around-the-web  this-week-377  industry-reports 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Expands Research Campus In Huntsville, Alabama - Area Development
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology started construction on 800 Hudson Way, the latest addition to the 152-acre campus in Huntsville, Alabama.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  biotech  bioscience  life-sciences 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
MollerTech Plans Manufacturing Plant In Bibb County, Alabama - Area Development
German automotive supplier MollerTech will invest $46.3 million to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bibb County, Alabama. The company plans to hire 222 associates.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  germany  location-USA  FDI  automotive-industry  manufacturing  jobs 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Two Rivers Lumber Co. Plans Sawmill In Demopolis, Alabama - Area Development
Two Rivers Lumber Co. will invest $65 million to build a state-of-the-art sawmill in Demopolis, Alabama. The company plans to eventually hire 95 associates.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  lumber  jobs  south 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
HDT Global Expands Huntsville, Alabama Campus, Plans Spotsylvania, Virginia, Development Center - Area Development
HDT Global, a leading provider of highly engineered, application-specific solutions for military, civilian, commercial and industrial customers, will expand its campus in Huntsville, Alabama. The company will open a manufacturing operations center adjacent to its current facility.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  virginia  south-atlantic  manufacturing  military 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
2016 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Back in Top Spot Again - Area Development
What’s it take to be recognized as a top state for doing business? On one hand, it’s a complicated question to answer, because there are a lot of factors that go into that kind of a reputation. On the other hand, you can get a pretty good idea of what it takes by checking out the attributes of some of the states that top the list.
area-development-features  Matt  jobs  manufacturing  top-states-for-business  Georgia  south-atlantic  south-carolina  texas  southwest  tennesee  south  louisiana  alabama  Florida  indiana  midwest  north-carolina  mississippi  ohio  Nevada  mountain-states  california  pacific-states  kentucky  arizona  arkansas  oklahoma  Michigan  new-york  mid-atlantic  south-dakota  plains  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  workforce  workforce-development  skilled-labor  government-policy 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
How can we foster greater innovation in Alabama? - AL.com
Alabama has for years had a rich legacy of transforming research into new products, and that was reinforced in 2012 when the state of Alabama created the Alabama Innovation Fund with more than $17 million in competitive grants going to public colleges and universities to bolster high-tech research and innovative ideas, leading to more jobs for Alabamians.
economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-363  alabama  innovation-hubs  competitiveness  research-commercialization  opinion 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Brown Precision Plans $7 Million Manufacturing Facility In Atmore, Alabama - Area Development
Huntsville-based Brown Precision Inc., a company that performs precision machining for clients in the aerospace and medical industries, will invest $7 million to open its manufacturing facility in Rivercane Industrial Park in Atmore, Alabama.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  alabama  south  machinery  Aerospace  medical-industry  medical 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based Gerhardi Kuntstofftechnik Plans U.S. Manufacturing Plant In Montgomery, Alabama - Area Development
Germany-based Gerhardi Kuntstofftechnik, an auto supplier, will invest $37.9 million to create its first North American manufacturing facility in Montgomery Industrial Park. The company plans to create 235 jobs in Alabama.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI  alabama  south  automotive-industry 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Austrian-Based Voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Plans $11.1 Million Birmingham, Alabama Facility - Area Development
Austrian-based automotive supplier voestalpine Automotive Body Parts will open a $11.1 million manufacturing plant in Birmingham, Alabama. The company is expected to create 42 jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  automotive-industry  location-USA  FDI  manufacturing  alabama  south  jobs  birmingham  austria 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Austria-Based Kronospan Plans $362 Million Expansion Of Calhoun County, Alabama Plant - Area Development
Austria-based Kronospan, a leading manufacturer of wood-based panel products, will invest $362 million to expand its production plant in Calhoun County, Alabama. The company plans on adding 160 associates to its workforce.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  jobs  FDI  location-USA  austria  manufacturing  wood-products  lumber 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
NGC Industries Plans $26 Million Plant Expansion In Oxford, Alabama - Area Development
Gypsum paper producer NGC Industries, a subsidiary of National Gypsum Company, is investing $26 million to expand its manufacturing plant in Oxford, Alabama.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  paper-industry  manufacturing 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Huntsville, Alabama, “Mega Site” Certified By TVA For Large-Scale Manufacturing Projects - Area Development
A 1,252-acre site has been certified as a Tennessee Valley Authority Mega Site in Limestone County, Alabama. The site will help position the location to compete globally for large-scale manufacturing projects.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  manufacturing  TVA  certified-sites 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based Eissmann Automotive Expands St. Clair County, Alabama, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
Germany-based auto supplier Eissmann Automotive will invest $14.5 million to expand its manufacturing complex in St. Clair County, Alabama. The expansion will include the addition of a 130,000-square-foot building and advanced manufacturing equipment for a new production line.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  germany  location-USA  FDI  automotive-industry  alabama  south  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
2016 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Alabama, Kentucky and Louisiana Awarded Silver Shovels - States with 3 to 5 Million Population - Area Development
Alabama attracted $7.1 billion in capital investment in 2015 and nearly 20,000 new and future jobs. Much of this growth is in key sectors such as technology, aerospace, and automotive.
shovel-awards  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  jobs  alabama  automotive-industry  south  kentucky  louisiana  Aerospace  tech  technology  area-development-features  Matt 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
GE part of a national move away from big, suburban office parks - The CT Mirror
When General Electric first suggested that it might pull its corporate headquarters out of Connecticut, in June of 2015, the company’s rationale appeared to be taxes and the business climate. But when it made the actual announcement in January that it would move to Boston, the message had changed.
this-week-354  Around-the-web  Matt  suburbs  GE  general-electric  connecticut  new-england  taxes-incentives  site-selection  economic-development  headquarters  alabama  high-tech  tech  technology  innovation 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Farmers Home Furniture To Locate Distribution Center In Russellville, Alabama - Area Development
Farmers Home Furniture will invest $10 million to locate a new 325,0000-square-foot distribution center in Russellville Industrial Park, with plans to create up to 80 jobs in the northwest part Alabama.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  furniture-industry  distribution-facility  jobs 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Morganton Pressure Vessels To Locate Manufacturing Center In Bay Minette, Alabama - Area Development
Morganton Pressure Vessels, a compressed-air system manufacturer and North American subsidiary of Italy-based Baglioni Group SPA, will establish a new manufacturing facility in Bay Minette, Alabama. The firm plans to hire an expected 70 associates when the plant is at full production. The company will invest an initial $1.5 million in the new Bay Minette facility, located on the former Citation Aluminum site.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  alabama  south  location-USA  FDI  italy  jobs 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
UTC Aerospace Systems Expands Manufacturing Complex In Foley, Alabama - Area Development
UTC Aerospace Systems is expanding its production center in Foley, Alabama. The company is adding a new manufacturing and nacelle assembly facility that is expected to create 260 jobs in Baldwin County.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  Aerospace  jobs 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based Berghoff Group Locates Machining Manufacturing Plant In Auburn, Alabama - Area Development
Germany-based Berghoff Group, a company that specializes in precision Machining, will invest $30 million to locate its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Auburn, Alabama. The company expects to create 100 precision-machining jobs over the next five years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI  alabama  south  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  machinery 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
South Korea-Based Mando America Corp Expands Opelika, Alabama, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
South Korea-based Mando America Corp., one of the world’s largest auto parts suppliers, plans to invest $19 million in its manufacturing operation in Opelika, Alabama. The company expects to hire 32 new workers to support the expansion.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  opelika  manufacturing  korea  location-USA  FDI  automotive-industry 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
The Sock Queen of Alabama - The New York Times
When you hear the words textile mill, you may picture a brick building a century old and as big as a city block. You may hear the clack-clack of jittery machinery. But Emi-G Knitting is a modern contained operation in a squat metal building on the outskirts of Fort Payne.
textiles-clothing-industries  alabama  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-348 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Mobile takes wing: First U.S.-built Airbus is flown in test flight - AL.com
Airbus (then under the consortium name EADS) had sought to build tankers for the U.S. Air Force in Mobile. It won the contract, then ultimately lost it as Boeing challenged the deal. In the process, Boeing supporters made some unkind, and widely published, comments about Alabama's capability to build jetliners. So for some, Monday's flight wasn't just a red-letter day. It was a major told-you-so moment.
alabama  airbus  Aerospace  Around-the-web  this-week-347 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Golden State Foods Begins Construction On $63 Million Processing Facility In Opelika, Alabama - Area Development
Golden State Foods started construction on its new 165,000 square-foot, state of the art $63 million meat processing facility in Opelika, Alabama. Being built in the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park, the project is expected to create 173 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  jobs  food-processing  food-industry  opelika 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Kobay Enstel Plans Manufacturing Plant In Calhoun County, Alabama - Area Development
Canadian automotive supplier Kobay Enstel plans to create at least 75 jobs over three years at a new facility in Calhoun County, Alabama.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  location-USA  FDI  automotive-industry  jobs 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation Upgrades Clarke County, Alabama, Mill - Area Development
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation broke ground on a project that will add a FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing line at its oriented strand board mill in Clarke County, Alabama. Plans call for the multi-million dollar project to be completed in the third quarter of 2016, with production scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  manufacturing 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP): An Innovative Training Center - Area Development
Workers from Alabama manufacturers train on the latest robots and automation tools at RTP, which will open Phase III in the first quarter of 2016.
economic-development  site-selection  Matt  alabama  south  robotics  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  technology  high-tech  tech 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Leads the Way in the South
With strong automotive and aerospace sectors, as well as highly developed workforce training programs, the South continues to attract business investment.
economic-development  site-selection  regional-reports  south  manufacturing  automotive-industry  Aerospace  workforce-development  workforce  workforce-training  mississippi  alabama  tennesee  kentucky  louisiana  arkansas  high-tech  logistics  Matt  side-insider-1-20-16 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Supplying demand: How Alabama's automotive growth is generating jobs - Birmingham Business Journal
Over the last three decades, Alabama has attracted four of the biggest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the world, and following them have been scores of suppliers that have generated thousands of jobs for the state.
industry-reports  regional-reports  industry-clusters  automotive-industry  alabama  Around-the-web  this-week-330 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Sunbelt Forest Products Adds Pressure Treated Wood Facilities In Montgomery, Alabama - Area Development
Sunbelt Forest Products of Bartow, Florida, a wholly owned subsidiary of PalletOne, Inc. purchased two pressure treated wood facilities from Southeast Wood Treating of Montgomery, Alabama.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  lumber  wood-products 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
GE Aviation Invests $200 Million In Two Huntsville, Alabama, Manufacturing Centers - Area Development
GE Aviation will invest $200 million to build two manufacturing centers that will produce silicon carbide materials in Huntsville, Alabama. The facility, expected to employ 300 associates, will manufacture ultra-lightweight components for jet engines.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  general-electric  manufacturing  Aerospace  jobs  alabama  south 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
GE Builids new Silicon Carbide Ceramic Fiber Plant - IndustryWeek
GE Aviation’s two new plants will help to establish a supply chain for CMCs needed for rapidly expanding jet engine demand, in particular the LEAP turbofan engine. 
alabama  Aerospace  supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-328 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Japan-Based Yorozu Corp. Plans Manufacturing Plant In Jasper, Alabama - Area Development
Japan-based Yorozu Corp., a global Tier 1 automotive supplier, plans to invest more than $100 million to build an advanced metal stamping facility on a 50-acre site at Jasper Industrial Park in Jasper, Alabama. The company plans to create 300 jobs in the region.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  automotive-industry  location-USA  FDI  jobs  alabama  south 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Shape Corp. Plans Athens, Alabama, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
Shape Corp., a company that engineers, tests and manufactures metal and plastic components, will open a injection molding and roll forming manufacturing center in Athens, Alabama.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  alabama  south  plastics  TVA 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
States Competing for Data Centers Extend $1.5B in Tax Breaks - The New York Times
Similar competitions for business are playing out across the country as states increasingly offer lucrative tax breaks to attract the data centers that function as the brains of the Internet.
this-week-324  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  data-centers  economic-development  site-selection  Washington  pacific-states  amazon  alabama  high-tech  south  Nevada  mountain-states  oregon 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Mercedes-Benz To Expand Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Assembly Plant - Area Development
Mercedes-Benz will invest nearly $1.3 billion in a major expansion at its assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The company plans to create 300 jobs and will prepare the factory to launch production of its next-generation sport utility vehicles. The plant’s workforce now numbers around 3,500.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  manufacturing  automotive-industry  mercedes-benz  jobs  2015-review-top-projects 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
First U.S. Airbus Factory Gives Wings to Revival in Mobile, Ala. - The New York Times
The new plant, which formally opened on Monday, offers Airbus an opportunity to expand its customer base in the lucrative American market. In Mobile, Airbus will make the latest, most fuel-efficient planes.

It also provides the city a significant lift, representing a revival for a community that until the late 1960s owed much of its post-World War II growth to aviation.
this-week-323  Around-the-web  alabama  mobile-alabama  airbus  regional-reports  Aerospace  business-globalization  industry-reports 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based REHAU Opens U.S. Technical Center In Cullman, Alabama - Area Development
European auto parts manufacturer REHAU opened its first North American technical center at the company’s production facility in Cullman, Alabama. The site will handle research and development functions that had been conducted primarily in Germany.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  automotive-industry  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI  alabama  south  technical-center 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Oxford Pharmaceuticals Begins Construction On $29.4 Million Generic Drug Plant In Birmingham, Alabama - Area Development
Oxford Pharmaceuticals, a British-based company, started construction on a $29.4 million, 120,000 square foot, generic drug manufacturing plant. The facility will be located on 23.4 acres at the Jefferson Metropolitan Park-Lakeshore in Birmingham, Alabama.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  pharmaceuticals  bioscience  location-USA  FDI  alabama  south  birmingham  manufacturing 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
'Closing loopholes' for 'out-of-state' corporations is a tax increase in disguise: guest opinion - AL.com
Individuals, families, and businesses make long-term decisions based on a very complex tax code. Instead of increasing the complexity of the tax code in Alabama, we should instead be discussing ways to simplify it and even reduce tax rates so that Alabama businesses and families can invest and employ their capital.
this-week-319  Around-the-web  Matt  alabama  south  taxes-incentives 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based Samvardhana Motherson Group Plans $150 Million Manufacturing Plant In Tuscaloosa County, Alabama - Area Development
Germany-based Mercedes-Benz supplier Samvardhana Motherson Group plans to open a $150 million, 700,000-square foot, manufacturing facility at Cedar Cove Technology Park in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The facility will create 650 jobs by the fourth year of operation.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  automotive-industry  mercedes-benz  location-USA  FDI  manufacturing  alabama  south  jobs  supply-chain  advanced-manufacturing 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Kamtek Plans $530 Million Expansion Of Its Birmingham, Alabama, Auto Parts Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
Auto supplier Kamtek plans to invest $530 million in an expansion of its auto parts manufacturing plant in Birmingham, Alabama. The expansion includes opening a new aluminum casting facility to meet automaker demands for lighter parts.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  alabama  south  birmingham  automotive-industry 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH Opens First US Manufacturing Plant In Auburn, Alabama - Area Development
German auto parts manufacturer Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH will open its first United States manufacturing operation, in Auburn, Alabama. Schmidt USA will produce engine components including balance shafts and gear wheels for Mercedes-Benz and other German car manufacturers.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  location-USA  FDI  automotive-industry  alabama  south  manufacturing  mercedes-benz 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
REEL USA To open Operations Hub At Mobile Alabama Aeroplex Facility - Area Development
REEL USA Corp. will open an office hub, warehouse and workshop at the Aeroplex at Brookley in Mobile, Alabama. The location will service the critical jigs and tools used in Airbus’ first U.S. manufacturing facility.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  Aerospace  warehouse-facility  office  manufacturing  airbus 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Gov. Deal, Georgia Ports Authority sign off on inland port - savannahnow.com
Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority, Murray County and CSX Transportation signed a memorandum of agreement today to establish the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth. Its service area will include north Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and parts of Kentucky.
this-week-316  Around-the-web  Matt  intermodal  logistics  ports  tennesee  south  Georgia  alabama 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Governor Bentley Creates Office of Broadband Development - Birmingham Business Journal
Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday signed an executive order creating the Office of Broadband Development, which will be aimed at helping meet the growing demands of businesses and citizens in the digital age.
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  alabama  south  broadband 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Google Plans $600 Million Data Center In Jackson County, Alabama - Area Development
Google has chosen The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Widows Creek, a soon-to-be retired coal plant site in North Alabama, to build its newest $600 million data center east of Stevenson, in Jackson County, Alabama.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  data-centers  Google  renewable-energy  energy  public-power 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Michelin North America Invests $22 Million To Expand Its Dothan, Alabama, Plant - Area Development
Michelin North America is investing $22 million to expand its manufacturing plant in Dothan, Alabama. The company will increase production of its high-performance light truck and SUV passenger tires. The investment will add 40 new associates at its plant, which currently employs 560 people.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  alabama  south  jobs  manufacturing  automotive-industry  michelin 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
MAAS Aviation Partners With Mobile Airport Authority On Paint Facility In Brookley, Alabama - Area Development
The Mobile Airport Authority entered into a partnership with MAAS Aviation to construct a new $39 million dollar twin bay paint facility at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, Alabama. MAAS estimates the creation of over 80 new, full-time jobs at its multiple aircraft painting facilities at the Mobile Aeroplex and will be offering extensive training in accordance with the company’s well established and industry leading programs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  Aerospace  jobs 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty To Open Operations Center At Mobile Aeroplex In Brookley, Alabama - Area Development
The Mobile Airport Authority entered into a partnership with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems, to open an operations center and workshop at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, Alabama.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  Aerospace 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Alabama, Kentucky and Louisiana Awarded Silver Shovels - States with 3 to 5 Million Population - Area Development
The state has been advancing in a major way as a locus of automotive and aerospace manufacturing over the last several years, and its biggest economic development wins of 2014 strongly reflected this important trend.
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june 2015 by areadevelopment
Southern Class Food Group Creates Magnolia Vegetable Processors In Brundidge, Alabama - Area Development
Southern Classic Food Group will invest $3.2 million to expand its production center and add about 20 members to its workforce in Brundidge, Alabama.
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june 2015 by areadevelopment
Leggett unveils new economic development structure — but legal battle looms (Video) - Washington Business Journal
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, backed by a majority of the county council, on Thursday formally unveiled his plan to replace the Department of Economic Development with a nonprofit managed by private sector business leaders.
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may 2015 by areadevelopment
Honda Opens $71.4 Million Lincoln, Alabama, Engine Assembly Facility - Area Development
Honda launched its new $71.4 million engine assembly facility at its manufacturing complex in Lincoln, Alabama. Company officials said the plant is so advanced, with automated systems that can handle tasks such as assembly and piston installation, that its 250 workers and 92 robots can turn out 1,500 V-6 engines per day.
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april 2015 by areadevelopment
Made in Alabama Jobs Incentives will make State more Competitive, Officials Say - AL.com
A top economic development official in Baldwin County says proposed legislation to modernize incentives designed to attract large-scale employers isn't revolutionary but will make Alabama more competitive. Over the last year-and-a-half, Lee La
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march 2015 by areadevelopment
Lockheed Martin Expands Its Troy, Alabama, Manufacturing Facility - Area Development
Lockheed Martin plans to expand its production center and add an additional 240 employees at the company’s Pike County Operations Facility in Troy, Alabama.
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february 2015 by areadevelopment
Canada-Based Carlson Engineered Composites USA Opens Anniston, Alabama Manufacturing Center - Area Development
Carlson Engineered Composites USA Inc., a Canadian firm that manufactures fiberglass components, plans to expand its operations to Anniston, Alabama. The project represents a capital investment of $3 million and will create 75 new jobs in Calhoun County.
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february 2015 by areadevelopment
What Alabama Incentives Overhaul Could Mean for Birmingham - Birmingham Business Journal
Alabama has reeled in a number of huge economic development projects in recent years, including Airbus, Remington Arms and, most recently, Polaris.
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january 2015 by areadevelopment
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