Alabama Economic News

800,000+ Alabama Residents Live Below Poverty Level

Brent Wilson | October 21, 2019

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...

Carnival Cruise Line Extends Its Stay In Mobile

David Preston | October 15, 2019 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...

Alabama Ranks No. 1 For Jobs From Foreign Investment In 2018

Brent Wilson | September 13, 2019

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that a highly respected survey of international corporate investment decisions from experts at IBM Services names Alabama as the top U.S. state for job creation from foreign investment in 2018. Alabama also scored high rankings in other metrics related...

Ivanka Trump To Visit Decatur Today

Brent Wilson | September 10, 2019

Ivanka Trump will be making an appearance in North Alabama today to make an announcement about workforce development and apprenticeship options across the state. The announcement will be made at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park in Decatur, AL. “The Administration is committed to ensuring inclusive...

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