Alabama Economic News

Alabama to Open European Office to Advance Economic Development

Brent Wilson | August 27, 2019

Governor Kay Ivey announced today that the Alabama Department of Commerce has opened a business development office in Stuttgart, Germany, to enhance the state’s strategic efforts to attract European companies considering job-creating investments in the U.S. Christoph Doerr, an experienced German businessman who spent seven...

Vuteq to Create 200 Jobs at Huntsville Plant

Brent Wilson | August 21, 2019

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that global automotive supplier Vuteq USA plans to invest more than $60 million to open a manufacturing facility to serve the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. (MTMUS) auto assembly plant in Huntsville, AL. Japan-based Vuteq, which has operated in North...

Madison County Receives Highest Credit Rating Upgrade Ever

Brent Wilson | August 16, 2019

Madison County Commission Chairman Dale W. Strong announced today Madison County, Alabama has received an upgrade in its credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) resulting in the best – and highest – credit rating in the history of Madison County. Moody’s upgraded Madison County...

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Tourism Growth of $1.2 Billion

Brent Wilson | May 21, 2019

Tourism is booming in Alabama according to Governor Kay Ivey. In a press release yesterday, Ivey announced record growth and that one million more people visited Alabama in 2018 than ever before. Those tourists spent $15.5 billion, which was $1.2 billion higher than the previous...

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