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Economic development magazine taps Alabama for its Silver Shovel Award

National business publication Area Development has selected Alabama for its Silver Shovel Award in recognition of major economic development project wins during 2023.

“Being awarded the Silver Shovel Award is a strong testament to Alabama’s pro-business environment and to the capabilities of our workers, who can rise to meet any challenge,” Governor Kay Ivey said. “This honor is another reminder that our strategies to spark economic growth and create good jobs are paying off for Alabamians.”

Area Development magazine’s Shovel Awards recognize state economic development efforts that drive significant job creation through innovative policies, infrastructure improvements and sound strategies that attract new employers and investments in new and expanded facilities.

The awards are presented annually to states that have achieved noteworthy success in terms of job creation and economic impact.

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