Alabama Germany Partnership marks 25 years of advancing ‘special relationship’

The AGP, a non-profit member-based organization established in 1998, is dedicated to strengthening the economic and cultural ties between Alabama and a European nation with a large-scale business presence in the state.

“Alabama and Germany have developed a special relationship over the decades,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “During that time, numerous German companies have launched growth plans in Alabama, bringing benefits that enrich these communities, both economically and culturally.”

Thursday’s anniversary event took place at The Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Prattville, with Michael Göbel, president & CEO of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, serving as keynote speaker. Other presenters included Melanie Moltmann, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Southeast of the United States.

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