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IBM report ranks Alabama No. 1 for jobs from 2018 foreign investment

Alabama also scored high rankings in other metrics related to foreign investment in the 2019 Global Location Trends report, prepared by IBM-Plant Location International, which provides site selection services to corporate clients and advises economic development organizations. “Foreign investment has been an important driver of job creation in Alabama for many years, and it continues to …

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AGP Hosting Lunch & Learn with The Consulate General of Canada

We will be joined by David Weiner, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, The Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta and Detlef Engler, Senior Investment Officer, The Embassy of Canada in Berlin, Germany. They will discuss the Canada-EU free trade agreement and how German and American companies can use it to grow trade between the countries. The Congressional consideration …

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Brose Tuscaloosa Inc. has completed an 80,000-square-foot expansion at its Tuscaloosa plant.

Brose Tuscaloosa Inc. has completed an 80,000-square-foot expansion at its Tuscaloosa plant. The German automotive parts supplier, a manufacturing subsidiary of mechatronics specialist Brose North America, has invested $14 million in infrastructure and added 400 jobs over the past few years to meet growing demand. READ BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS JOURNAL FULL STORY HERE

German Federal Minister Altmaier visits Alabama with German Ambassador Haber

We were honored to be included in German Federal Minister Altmaier program in Alabama Friday last week. He started with breakfast meeting with Birmingham Mayor Woodfin followed by visit and meetings at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Vance. It was an impressive line up with Governor Ivey, German Ambassador Haber, German Consul General Dr. Fuller, German …

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German auto supplier Gerhardi opens first U.S. plant in Alabama

At the grand opening this week, Fredy Franke, CEO of Gerhardi Inc., recalls breaking ground in Montgomery two years ago on a hot and humid day in July. That day he promised himself that the grand opening would be a more pleasant affair. He fulfilled that promise on Wednesday, inside their beautiful and colorful air …

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AGP’s Study Trip to Germany – a success says the organization’s chair Bobby Ingram

If you weren’t able to participate in the 2019 Alabama Germany Partnership Study Trip to Germany, you really missed a tremendous opportunity for learning so much about German education, culture and industry. The trip provided us with deep insights and critical understandings, and our sponsors and hosts were exceptionally gracious. We began our trip with …

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AHK World Business Outlook 2019: German companies worried about global economy

AHK World Business Outlook 2019: German companies worried about global economy International trade disputes and increasing protectionism in many parts of the world are increasingly becoming a reality for the business of German companies abroad. Only 24 percent of the 4,500 companies surveyed worldwide by the AHKs see a positive development of the local economy …

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