Rural Alabama. Known Throughout the World.

There are plenty of assumptions about rural Alabama. Well, we’ve got ‘em too. We assume that everything we produce is the highest caliber, and that everyone knows it. We assume that our neighbor is working just as hard as we are. And we assume that everyone knows our neighbors: from Mercedes-Benz and Honda to Conecuh Sausage and Wickles Pickles.

LIFT Academy flight training program heading to Tuskegee’s Moton Field

TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Republic Airways Holdings and its Leadership in Flight Training (LIFT) Academy plan to develop an advanced flight training program in Tuskegee that will prepare the next generation of aspiring pilots for high-paying career opportunities in the airline industry.

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Rural Economic
Development

$5.8

Billion

New Capital Investment

7,100

New and Future
Jobs Created

*Based on 2020-2023 data.

Rural News

Growing Humminbird Alabama plant invests in sustainability

EUFAULA, Alabama — Humminbird, a leading maker of marine electronics products, announced on Thursday a renewable energy project as part of the recent expansion of its Eufaula plant to reduce carbon dioxide emissions over the next 20 years. The project included the installation of a solar array to power part of the Alabama plant’s electricity…

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Second round of SEEDS grants becoming available for site development

Communities across Alabama will soon have an opportunity to apply for state grants that could help them develop industrial sites capable of competing for high-impact economic development projects — and the jobs that come with them. The new Site Evaluation and Economic Development Strategy (SEEDS) Act has already been a success, with the first round…

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Auto parts maker Samkee Corp. opens first U.S. factory in Tuskegee

TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Ellen McNair joined officials of Samkee Corp. and local leaders today to mark the opening of the auto parts maker’s new production facility in Tuskegee Commerce Park. South Korea-based Samkee invested $128 million to build its first U.S. factory, which will employ over 170 people at full operation while providing…

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