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Alabama Economic News

Huntsville, AL

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investing over $1 Billion dollars in office space and complexes in Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal. When all work is completed over 4,000 FBI employees should be stationed out of the new Huntsville offices. Huntsville is known as the Rocket City…

Governor Kay Ivey joined Hyundai executives and local leaders to announce that the automaker plans to add a new vehicle to its Alabama production lineup as part of a $410 million expansion project that will create 200 jobs at the state-of-the-art facility. During a ceremony…

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians launched a website to promote their “Winning For Alabama” proposal to expand gambling operations in Alabama. This plan would also give them exclusive rights to all forms of class three gaming in the state, except for a lottery.  The…

A new non-profit political advocacy group called Poarch Creek Accountability Now has been formed to ‘bring attention’ to an unfair playing field between the Poarch Creek Band of Indians and the rest of the people of the state.  Former State Senator Gerald Dial is the…

Airbus Plant Mobile, AL

Spirit Airlines, a growing ultra-low-cost airline carrier, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for a commitment of 100 A320neo family aircraft with an option of 50 more. The Airbus A320 is assembled in Mobile, AL.  This is the first commitment from a…

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFLCIO) President Richard Trumka spoke at the Alabama AFLCIO convention on Tuesday. Much of his speech revolved around how there is more that unites workers than divides us, on the fact that there is a…

Alabama may have an unemployment rate of just 3 percent but according to Alabama Possible, over 800,000 Alabamians are living under the poverty level. Alabama Possible’s 2019 Poverty Data Sheet highlights statewide poverty data related to educational attainment, employment, and food security. The report compiles…

Soon there will be just five states without a lottery. Alabama will be one of them. The Mississippi Lottery Corp. announced they will start selling scratch-off tickets on November 25th, earlier than the expected date of December 1, 2019. This will leave only five states,…

Carnival Fantasy Docked in Mobile, AL

On Monday, October 14th, officials with Carnival Cruise Line and the city of Mobile agreed to a 3-year extension to keep the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship in Mobile through November of 2022. In 2015, Carnival Cruise Line returned to Mobile as a homeport with the…

Airbus Plant Mobile, AL

The U.S. Government has spared a Mobile, AL plant from the impact of tariffs against the European planemaker.