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Top News Links: Monday, Nov. 25

Boeing requests formal proposals for 777x build site

A Boeing Co. official says the company has sent out requests for proposals to more than a dozen localities that have said they would like to be considered for Boeing's next aircraft manufacturing site, if the project moves away from Washington State. — Minneapolis Star Tribune

Alabama opens arms to Boeing

Alabama's congressional delegation has written to Boeing asking it to consider Huntsville for a new manufacturing site, citing the company's familiarity with the region where it has done aerospace work for more than 50 years, and the availability of skilled workforce, low taxes, right-to-work laws and other business friendly conditions. — Huntsville Times

Economic officials hope end of Jefferson County bankruptcy will signal new job growth

Economic development officials say they suspect Jefferson County has lost out in the contest to lure new business during its lengthy bankruptcy, being dismissed from consideration without any real study, and hope that the end to that bankruptcy will signal new job growth in the county. — Birmingham News

Tennessee firm submits low bid for first segment of Birmingham Northern Beltway

ALDOT opened bids Friday for the first 1.3-mile segment of the proposed Birmingham Northern Beltway, with  Tennessee-based Wright Brothers Construction Co. submitting the low bid at a few cents shy of $46 million. — Birmingham News

Historic hotels group honors Battle House and Grand Hotel

Two RSA-owned hotels have been honored by Historic Hotels of America, with Point Clear's Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa winning top honors among hotels with more than 400 guest rooms and the Battle House Historian George Moore honored as the ambassador of the year. — Mobile Press-Register

AT&T to hire 120 in Alabama

Communications provided AT&T says it plans to hire 120 people in Alabama to keep up with its expanding service network; openings include call center, retail and technician jobs. — AT&T PR

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