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J.M. Smucker Co. to invest $1.1B in Jefferson County project, create up to 750 jobs

Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that The J.M. Smucker Co. plans to construct a new manufacturing facility and distribution center in Jefferson County. The...

Birmingham native Cara Fields to oversee AT&T Gulf States business operations

AT&T earlier this week announced that it had named Birmingham native Cara Fields as the telecommunications company's vice president and general manager for the...

Boeing awards $75K grant to Centerstone’s Military Services supporting free Alabama active duty, veterans’ mental health

Centerstone's Military Services on Wednesday announced that it had been awarded a $75,000 grant from Boeing to support free mental health care services provided...

Alabama small farm wineries experience sales boost from legislative, tourism efforts

A series of bills passed by the Alabama Legislature and signed into law earlier this year is already having a substantial impact on the...

Now Hiring! You’ve seen the signs, here’s why

As Alabama heads into the post-pandemic economy, roadblocks exist that stand in the way of returning to pre-COVID activity. As part of the Yellowhammer News...

Supporting local businesses on Small Business Saturday

Alabama’s small businesses are doing OK, but they’ve had a rough couple of years, beginning with the pandemic in 2020 and continuing with labor...

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing unveils Huntsville-built CX-50 crossover SUV

The Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM) plant in Huntsville will be home to the company's newly-revealed model, the Mazda CX-50 midsize crossover SUV. Mazda North American...

Collins Aerospace showcases innovative Huntsville Army Customer Experience Center

HUNTSVILLE -- Collins Aerospace, a unit of defense contracting giant Raytheon, last week unveiled a first-of-its-kind Army Customer Experience Center in Huntsville. The center was...

Auburn University’s student-run PR agency offers students one-of-a-kind job experiences

Not all students can say they were able to gain real-world job experience through an organization created and run by students. The Oaks Agency on Auburn...

Forging Alabama’s emerging workforce into a leader in additive manufacturing earns grant

A two-year, $603,000 grant to The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) from the Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund will enable UAH and partner Calhoun...

This program to restore Alabama’s coastal environment and economy is expanding

A $7 million restoration project spawned in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill is expanding. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the RESTORE...

UAB ranked among top 10% of universities in the world, according to U.S. News & World Report

Based on global and regional reputation alongside academic research performance, U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the top 10% of...

UAH alumnus Johnny Heflin aims for the Moon and beyond with Artemis as NASA SLS Engines Manager

Johnny Heflin, a graduate of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) a part of The University of Alabama System, is playing a key...

Milo’s Hamburgers launches sauce campaign supporting Birmingham children’s literacy nonprofit

Milo's Hamburgers on Friday announced the launch of a sauce-selling campaign in an effort to support local Birmingham children's literacy nonprofit, Better Basics. The restaurant...

Amazon expands Alabama footprint: Retail giant to create 900 jobs, open four sites across state

Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that Amazon had unveiled plans to open three new Alabama-based operations facilities and launch a new fulfillment center...

First Early Childhood Educator Apprenticeship established in Alabama

As part of the Yellowhammer News Connect to your Future series, the following serves as information from series sponsor Alabama Works regarding the establishment...

Birmingham Promise awarded $1.8M Bloomberg Philanthropies grant for apprenticeship, internship program expansion

A grant totaling $1.8 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies has been awarded to Birmingham Promise for the expansion of its apprenticeship and internship program for...

Virtual SEUS-Japan meeting focuses on strong ties, growth potential

The robust economic and cultural ties between the U.S. Southeast and Japan are on full display in a virtual meeting of organizations dedicated to...

Shipshape to build network operations center in Birmingham, create 750 jobs

Austin, Texas-based Shipshape Solutions Inc. is building a network operations center in Birmingham. The center will be housed off U.S. 280 near downtown Birmingham. Shipshape will occupy...

UAH, RESPR partner to develop cutting-edge weather and climate data for Alabama

Cutting-edge, state of the art weather and climate data and analyses for Alabama business and governmental stakeholders is the goal of a new partnership...

Report touts Alabama’s natural, outdoor assets as economic development draw

Many folks may not view parks and nature trails as pivotal tools for economic development. But a recent report prepared for the Alabama Innovation Commission hails...

Distillery spurs vibrancy, new development in downtown Headland

HEADLAND, Alabama – When Lloyd Keel opened a distillery in Henry County three years ago, he envisioned a hobby business built on his longtime...

Why you should visit Bayou La Batre, the Seafood Capital of Alabama

If you’ve always wanted to visit a small, sleepy fishing village where most residents make a living from working on the water, Bayou La Batre (pronounced...

South Alabama celebrates record fundraising year

A growing alumni base, combined with committed supporters willing to give, has led to the most successful fundraising year in University of South Alabama...