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Alabama Exports for 2011 Surge to Highest Level Ever

Alabama’s exports in 2011 continued to grow and recorded the highest-ever total for the value of goods exported during a single year: $17.9 billion, up 15.4 percent from $15.5 billion in 2010. “Companies in Alabama are remaining competitive in the global marketplace, and we continue to assist them through the Alabama Development Office and the

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Bentley Participates in Launch of New Statewide Severe Weather Alerting System

HUNTSVILLE – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday joined with weather experts and other leaders at the launch of Alabama SAF-T-Net, a new, site-specific weather alerting system that will use e-mail, text messaging, and phone calls to warn people of approaching severe weather. Alabama SAF-T-Net is offered to residents throughout the state at no cost. The

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Announcement of Winner for Real World Design Challenge: Fort Payne High School

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (February 22, 2012) – After three months of late nights and intensive work, the Alabama Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) ended today with the announcement of the statewide winning team, Fort Payne High School in Dekalb County.  The school was chosen by a panel of expert judges who made their decision after viewing final reports submitted

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Key Component of Governor Bentley’s Jobs Agenda Approved by House of Representatives

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday applauded Alabama House members for approving a key component of his jobs and economic development agenda. Representatives approved House Bill 159, a proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize an incentives program to help recruit more companies to Alabama.  The measure would also help existing businesses expand and hire more workers

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House Passes Key Economic Development Bill

Despite scare tactics, lawmakers approve bi-partisan plan to recruit new jobs, retain existing industry MONTGOMERY – Alabama is one step closer to having a major weapon in its economic development arsenal, as the House of Representatives passed a key job-growth bill on Thursday. House members passed a constitutional amendment that allows voters to give the

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Armistead Praises Job Creation Bills Passed by Alabama Republicans

BIRMINGHAM, AL – On Tuesday, the Alabama House passed two important bills out of their chamber, demonstrating Republicans’ commitment to passing legislation that will help put more Alabamians to work. The ‘Heroes for Hire’ Tax Credit Act, House Bill 152, sponsored by Representative DuWayne Bridges of Valley, will offer a $2,000 tax credit to businesses which

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“Heroes for Hire” Veterans Jobs Bill Passes House

Legislature continues focus on job growth legislation MONTGOMERY – A proposal to help returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans find work passed the Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday, as lawmakers continued their commitment to making job growth legislation the top priority in the 2012 Regular Session. The House also passed enabling legislation for the

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Senate Approves Proposals Aimed at Improving Private Sector Economy

MONTGOMERY – Members of the Alabama Senate today continued carrying out their commitment to prioritizing and passing legislation that will improve the state’s private sector economy. “Leading into the session we pledged to focus first and foremost on proposals that will improve Alabama’s economy and today we continued to pass legislation that will do just

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Chapman Presents National Award to Condoleezza Rice

ASHINGTON— On Saturday, Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman personally presented former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with the Margaret Smith Chase American Democracy Award at a ceremony held in Washington, D.C.  This ceremony was in conjunction with the National Association of Secretaries of State winter meeting where Secretary Chapman, as current President of

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