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Alabama Economic News

Huntsville, AL

Huntsville, AL is ranked the 30th best place in America to find a job according to online website WalletHub. In order to determine the best job markets in the U.S., WalletHub compared 182 cities — including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least…

House is sold

ValleyMLS.com and the Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® (HAAR) reported today that the number of active available listings of homes for sale in Madison County sits at 988, a figure lower than the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) has seen since 1998 when inventory data was first…

Kay Ivey Hyundai

On Thursday, Hyundai announced that their Alabama plant produced 336,000 vehicles in 2019 and their total output increased about 4 percent over the previous year. The Santa Fe SUV was the primary contributor to the production increase at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Workers at the…

A lightbulb on dollar bill, energy saving concept

On Thursday, Governor Kay Ivey announced that twenty-one community service agencies in Alabama will receive $46.2 million in grants to assist low-income families by helping pay their energy bills. The grants were provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through their Low-Income…

American flags on green grass

Today, the Alabama State Board of Veterans Affairs (SBVA) selected a site in Enterprise as the location for a new state veterans home. In early 2018, the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) hired Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) to conduct a feasibility study for…

Pack of cigarettes

According to the Alabama Department of Revenue, Madison Wholesalers Inc. plead guilty to evading tobacco taxes from 2013-2016 through the use of fake invoices to hide what was being purchased from the company in Pennsylvania. Tobacco taxes are levied against the person or entity that…

Health Banknotes

Thanks to a partnership between a non-profit organization known as F.A.I.T.H founded by Patricia Gant and a national group known as RIP Medical Debt, some low-income Alabamians will have their medical debts forgiven. 21 percent of Alabamians have medical debt in collection, according to the…

Doug Jones

Senator Doug Jones partnered with Senator Susan Collins of Maine on the Widow’s Tax Elimination Act of 2019. This bipartisan policy priority became a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act. The bill will head to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law. The…

Source: WalletHub Despite its dominantly conservative constituency and political representation, according to a new study released this week by WalletHub, Alabama is one of the most federally dependent states in the United States. The study ranked the five most federally dependent states in the following…

Dynetics

Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-owned Dynetics, Inc., which is an industry-leading applied research and national security solutions company based in Huntsville, AL. The purchase price is $1.65 billion in cash. The Board of Directors of both companies unanimously approved…