Alabama Economic News

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...

Alabama Leads Development of U.S. Army’s Hypersonic Weapons

Brent Wilson | August 30, 2019 Common-Hypersonic Glide Body

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) today praised the U.S. Army’s decision to award two contracts for work in Alabama related to the production of hypersonic weapon systems – one for Dynetics Technical Solutions in the amount of $351.6 million to produce Common-Hypersonic Glide Body (C-HGB)...

Doug Jones Announces $200,000 Grant for New Site Medical Complex

Brent Wilson | August 30, 2019

U.S. Senator Doug Jones has announced a $200,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to establish the New Site Medical Complex in New Site, Alabama. This grant will provide funding for a 3,120 square-foot building housing a primary care clinic and private pharmacy. Tenants...

CWA and ATT Wrap Up Negotiations; Union Reports Community Solidarity

Jacob Morrison | August 30, 2019

Negotiations have ended between the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and AT&T, and a “tentative agreement” has been reached. This tentative agreement is for 5 years, and includes wage increases for all workers, additional and increased benefits packages, and maintained and improved termination packages. The...

I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project is ‘Dead’

David Preston | August 29, 2019

On August 28, 2019, the Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) met to discuss it’s 2020 through 2023 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).  The most significant point of discussion was whether to include the Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project in its TIP. The...

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