Economic Development

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…

Airbus in Alabama: The True Measure of Success

July 2012 – The Airbus decision to establish its A320 final assembly line at Mobile’s Brookley Aeroplex makes a strong statement on two fronts:  1. Alabama is still one of the most competitive states in the country for a global manufacturer to accomplish something bold and big, and 2. This state and its local communities know read more…

Hitting the target

May 4, 2012  – Alabama’s economy has been showing up in headlines nationally lately. Manufacturing is seeing growth. Unemployment is falling – last year, Alabama tied with Michigan for the steepest drop in unemployment rates. This is good news, but it makes it all the more important that economic  developers take a targeted approach in read more…

Reset and Renewal

By Greg Knighton, EDPA; EDAA Summer Conference Chair Aug. 22, 2011 – Just over a week ago, the Economic Development Association of Alabama held its 2011 Annual Meeting and Summer Conference in Orange Beach, Ala. The theme of the this year’s conference was Reset and Renewal in the Economy, which reflects a reality we are all read more…