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Business and industry must take stronger role in Alabama’s workforce development strategies and actions

At no time in history has workforce development been more important. During the Economic Developers Association of Alabama’s 2014 Winter Conference in Hoover, leaders from the across the state discussed the challenges, solutions and future landscape of workforce for Alabama. Economic development and workforce development are inextricably linked. A skilled workforce is cited as a read more…

High School Career Expo Benefits Economic Development and Alabama’s Future Workforce

Laughter, chatter and excitement filled the air at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, where 4,500 students turned out for the Alabama Department of Education’s Joint Leadership Development Conference. The conference was a two-day event on Sept. 23-24 that offered 30 leadership workshops and interactive activities to participating students. It also included a career fair, where students read more…

Opelika’s Nature Made facility, the site of a recent grand opening, has an AdvantageSite designation

Nature Made® opens Opelika, Ala., vitamin manufacturing facility located in an AdvantageSite facility, on June 7. Attending the opening were: Eddie Smith; Joey Motley; U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers; Otsuka VP Masayuki Umeno; Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller; Ala. House of Rep. Speaker Mike Hubbard; Pharmavite COO Mark Walsh; Ala. Gov. Robert Bentley; Pharmavite CEO Doug MacLean; Otsuka CEO and Pres. Tatsuo Higuchi; Ala. Sec. of Commerce Greg Canfield; Larry Grey; Patricia Jones; David Canon; and Ala. State Sen. Gerald Dial.

Another Successful Community Partner Roundtable

According to the dictionary, the definition of partner is one that is united or associated with another or others in an action or sphere of common interest. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama is privileged to have many partners that have a shared goal of facilitating economic development for the state. Among our valued partners read more…

Alabama Launchpad Works to Make the State Start-Up Friendly

Say “startup” and most think Silicon Valley, Boston or Boulder, not anywhere in Alabama. But the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation is working to create a start-up-friendly environment to provide resources to help startups stay in the state and become companies that ultimately will help create high-wage, high-growth jobs for Alabama. On May 3, read more…

‘Tis the Season to Give

Dec. 19, 2012 –The Christmas season is in full swing among us. In the midst of decorating, shopping and entertaining, it’s also a great time to remember those who are not as fortunate as us. That’s why the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama staff makes the choice annually to participate in the Salvation Army Angel read more…