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In this southeast corner of the state, agriculture thrives alongside technology-driven emerging industry.

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Alabama Economic Development Guide 2014

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Monday, October 20, 2014

State’s jobless rate falls, finally

Alabama's unemployment rate fell to 6.6 percent in September, the state's lowest rate in seven months, according to preliminary numbers released Friday by the state. That's down from 6.9 percent in August but still well above the national rate of 5.9 percent. – Montgomery Advertiser

Intergraph headquarters to be unveiled

Two years after breaking ground on its new $58 million headquarters in Madison, Intergraph will finally be ready to unveil the building today during the company's 45th anniversary. Intergraph plans to show off the new 250,000-square-foot facility from 7-9 p.m. at the Interstate 565/Madison Boulevard corridor on 305 Intergraph Way. – AL.com

LCS program wins praise

Lockheed Martin Corp.'s launch of its latest littoral combat ship, the Detroit, provided an opportunity for some of the biggest proponents of the program, including the Navy secretary and members of Congress, to sing its praises — even as the Pentagon reviews its future. – BizJournals

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The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

Making Alabama one of the strongest aerospace centers in the U.S. is a cluster of more than 300 aero supplier companies specializing in everything from nuts and bolts to the WiFi on your next commercial flight.

Upstarts Grown Up

Upstarts Grown Up

Check up on five promising, fledgling companies we introduced to you in the last decade.

Talladega Tailored to a Fast Changing Market

Talladega Tailored to a Fast Changing Market

Talladega Superspeedway maneuvers economic recession and high-def TV, and spends $13.5 million tailoring the track to a 25 percent drop in NASCAR attendance.

Training Camp for Company Owners

Training Camp for Company Owners

A newly launched e-learning company, Inner Circle Sessions, educates entrepreneurs on the badly neglected subjects of business valuation and exit strategy.

Algae Green Plastics

Algae Green Plastics

Algix LLC targets pond scum from 10,000 acres of catfish farms to make biodegradable plastics. An algae treatment plant in Marion Junction is the first to yield what will become a 200 million-pound-per-year stream of bioplastic resins.

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EPA Cracks Down on Coal

EPA Cracks Down on Coal

Like a 10 pound hammer, the impact of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will be on Alabama’s economy, cry utility companies and Alabama pols.

Port as State Economic Plan

Port as State Economic Plan

The capital plan of the Alabama State Port is an economic game plan — accommodating new industries like Airbus and ThyssenKrupp and anticipating emerging enterprises like roll-on/roll-off automotive service through an expanded Panama Canal.

Returning U.S. to Deep Space

Returning U.S. to Deep Space

Huntsville native Virginia Barnes heads Boeing’s contract to build for NASA the world’s largest rocket system — the heavy-lift launch vehicle that will take U.S. astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars.

Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

Flashback: Sixty-six Years Old, Then a Blowup

Flashback: Sixty-six Years Old, Then a Blowup

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