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.

First Solar plans $1.1 billion Alabama manufacturing facility with 700 jobs

Arizona-based First Solar will locate a photovoltaic (PV) solar module manufacturing facility in Lawrence County’s Mallard Fox West Industrial Complex as part of the largest investment project in rural Alabama in many years.

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Auto supplier Samkee Corp. selects Alabama for its first U.S. plant

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Samkee Corp., a major South Korean automotive supplier, plans to invest $128 million to open its first U.S. factory in Alabama through a project that will create 170 jobs in Tuskegee and provide an economic boost for Macon County. After finalizing agreements with state and local…

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Foreign investment accelerates with new growth projects in Alabama

With new growth projects under way in key industries such as automotive and aviation, foreign direct investment continues to act as a powerful catalyst in Alabama’s economy, casting a wave of job creation and triggering positive ripple effects. Since 2018, foreign companies have launched investment projects valued at more than $13 billion across Alabama, generating…

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Resicum plans aviation training facility at Selma’s Craig Field

SELMA, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Resicum International LLC, which provides flight training and maintenance support to government, commercial and general aviation customers, plans to open an aviation training academy at Craig Field in Selma that will prepare the next generation of industry professionals from around the world. Resicum plans to invest…

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