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Alabama trade mission targets opportunities in Spain, Morocco

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Business leaders from across Alabama will be in Europe and Africa next week, seeking new markets for their state-made goods and services. Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a trade and business development mission to Spain and Morocco that kicks off...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama auto exports span the globe to set record

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From the Far East to the Arabian Desert, Alabama-built vehicles continue to make their mark across the globe. The value of Alabama auto exports topped $7 billion last year, a record annual total and a 5.8 percent gain from 2014. Meanwhile, overseas shipments of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama 2015 exports hover near record amid global struggles

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Despite headwinds in global markets, Alabama exports in 2015 held steady at near-record levels on growing overseas shipments of products such as transportation equipment, primary metals and machinery. Figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce show that Alabama exports totaled $19.37...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Regions Financial CEO Grayson Hall to chair SEUS Japan joint forum

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Grayson Hall, who leads Alabama’s only Fortune 500 company, has been named the 2015-16 private sector chairman for the Southeast U.S.-Japan Association as the group prepares for a joint meeting in Alabama with its Japanese counterpart. Hall, who serves as chairman,

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Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards honors export success

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Robert Bentley today honored eight homegrown companies with Trade Excellence Awards for their accomplishments in exporting Alabama-made products and services to customers around the globe, reflecting a key priority of his administration’s economic growth strategy. [caption id="attachment_9989" align="alignright" width="172"] Gov. Bentley presented the Trade...

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Robert Stackpole: The Global Appeal of Alabama’s Southern Charm

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By: Robert Stackpole, director of the International Trade Administration’s Export Assistance Center in Birmingham, Ala.   In a business sense, Alabama can’t be pointed out in one location on a map. As the Alabama Department of Commerce is proud to point out, Alabama is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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