Category Archives: Alabama

Marx Brothers go coo-coo for coconut facility expansion.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Marx Brothers coconut products maker will expand its facility in Birmingham with construction set to start next month. The $4.9 million expansion will add about 40,000 square feet the facility to make room for new production equ ...

Carnival Cruise Line returns to Mobile.

MOBILE, Ala. — Carnival Cruise Line announced this week that it will return to Mobile next fall with a year-long schedule of cruises. The cruise line and the City of Mobile announced that the Carnival Fantasy will operate a schedule of four- and five-da ...

SBA announces Alabama export grant money.

ALABAMA — The U.S. Small Business Administration is devoting money to help Alabama businesses boost their export business. The agency has awarded $115,000 for the state under the agency’s State Trade and Export Promotion program. The money is made ava ...

Meridianville’s Norman Enterprises invests to expand.

MERIDIANVILLE, Ala. — Jeff Norman Enterprises recently received a $25,550 grant to train employees in new techniques to expand the company’s business. The grant will help the precision machined parts maker train eight employees to improve the company ...

Alabama construction jobs build by 4 percent.

ALABAMA — Alabama construction jobs are up 4 percent over the year, a new report showed. The Associated General Contractors of America said there were about 3,200 more of those jobs in July, as compared to the same month last year. Part of the summer se ...

Huntsville idea people, meet money people.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville will soon be hopping with entrepreneurs and investors. Startup incubator Rocket Hatch will be hosting Investor Day from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. The event brings together money ...

Birmingham’s American Family Care healthier than ever.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama’s American Family Care is skyrocketing into the big leagues of major health care players. The Inc. 5000 list recently ranked it in the top 10 among health-related companies with more than $100 million in annual revenue. For ...

Hollywood follows Alabama’s Billy Reid to Florence.

FLORENCE, Ala. — An Alabama fashion designer has gone Hollywood. Clothing entrepreneur Billy Reid recently got attention from the Hollywood Reporter for the upcoming big weekend shindig in Florence Aug. 27 through Aug. 30. It’s a shindig because ...

New college grad? Check out Alabama.

ALABAMA — MSN.com said the combination of  the low cost of living, and with sunny predictions for business growth, make Alabama a good place to start “real life.” It recently ranked the state No. 7 on list of the best places to start a pos ...

Mercedes supplier announces 650-job plant.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A major auto supplier is building a huge manufacturing plant that will employ 650 people at full production. Samvardhana Motherson Group, a Mercedes-Benz supplier, recently announced the new venture, which will make various exterior ...

Rural Alabama gets $5 million economic boost.

WHITE HALL, Ala. – Nearly $5 million worth of public improvement projects are coming to rural Alabama. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the funding for initiatives to protect public safety and health, improve water and wastewat ...

Four Alabama companies and innovators to watch.

ALABAMA – The Alabama Innovation Awards recently named the state’s top innovators for 2015. Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, said the contest winners had to exemplify innovation in the areas of job ...