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.

Westwater Resources plans first U.S. graphite processing plant in Alabama

Westwater Resources plans to build a first-of-its-kind advanced graphite processing plant in Coosa County, a $124 million project that puts Alabama at the forefront in the production of an essential material in batteries that power electrical vehicles, electronics and other green energy products and equipment.

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Rural Economic
Development

$1.1

Billion

New Capital Investment

1,128

Jobs and Future
Jobs Created

*Based on 2019 data.

Rural News

Humminbird’s Alabama growth project will add 77 jobs in Eufaula

EUFAULA, Alabama — Humminbird, a leading maker of marine electronics products, announced Tuesday that it is creating over 75 jobs at its plant in Barbour County through an expansion project that will help the company meet strong consumer demand for its depth finders. “Humminbird has grown significantly over the last six years and we expect…

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Lockheed Martin apprenticeship program in Courtland preps students for careers

COURTLAND, Alabama — Perla Chavez and Makayla Chambers took different paths to completing Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program (AMTAP) in Lawrence County. Chavez is a recent high school graduate and “techie” who started taking part in robotics and rocketry competitions in middle school. Chambers was a full-time art student pursuing a graphic design…

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Wellborn Cabinet launches $15M expansion, creating 200 jobs in Ashland

ASHLAND, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined the leaders of Wellborn Cabinet Inc. today to formally announce a $15 million expansion project that will ultimately create over 200 jobs at the company’s plant in rural Clay County. Wellborn, a family-owned maker of kitchen and bath cabinets, said the project expands its manufacturing capabilities in Ashland…

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