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.

Report: 2022 investment projects to generate 1,900 jobs in rural Alabama

Growing companies are pumping nearly $1.8 billion in new capital investment in rural Alabama through economic development projects announced during 2022. They’re also bringing 1,900 jobs to communities such as Courtland, Selma, Greenville, Fayette and Cusseta.

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*Based on 2020-2022 data.

Rural News

CFD Research launches growth project at Test Center in Jackson County

HOLLYWOOD, Alabama — At a groundbreaking ceremony today, CFD Research Corp. formally kicked off a construction project to add a new facility at its Engineering Test Center in Jackson County that will allow it to expand activities at its growing site there. Huntsville-based CFD Research said the new 19,000-square-foot building at its site in Hollywood…

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Trendco USA to create 292 jobs at Tuskegee glove manufacturing facility

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Trendco USA plans to invest $43 million to launch a manufacturing operation in a Tuskegee logistics hub where the company will produce nitrile medical gloves to expand domestic supply. Columbia, South Carolina-based Trendco has committed to creating 292 jobs over five years at a facility in…

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International investment speeds job growth in Alabama, analysis shows

Job creation tied to international investment in Alabama has been rapidly outpacing the state’s general employment growth rate, according to a report that tracks the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) across the U.S. The Global Business Alliance analysis says employment in Alabama tied to FDI surged 12% between 2015 and 2020, compared to overall…

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