Economic Development

Stats & Facts – Week of March 20, 2017

March 22, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   Setting records The U.S. Commerce Department’s data shows Alabama exports totaled $20.55 billion in 2016, an increase of 6.4% from 2015 and an all-time record. Exports from Alabama companies have risen 15% since 2011 and 48% since 2006. A global situation Alabama-made goods were exported to 189 [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of March 11, 2017

March 15, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   How many engines? Toyota assembled its 5 millionth engine, that’s enough engines to stretch from Huntsville to Los Angeles, and enough engines to supply every registered vehicle in Alabama. Green boom Venture capital (VC) funds funneled $834 million into the clean-energy industry last year, the third [more]

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February 2017: Monthly Development Review

March 13, 2017

Construction of a new industrial facility in Limestone County topped the list of non-residential permits issued last month. Residential permits increased, while certificates of occupancy (COs) decreased year-over-year.   Non-Residential Permits Over $100,000 in Huntsville city limits Orange: Contract amount greater than $1 Million Green: Contract amount between $500,000-$999,999 Blue: Contract amount between $100,000-$499,999 Contract [more]

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Huntsville Embarks on Downtown Master Plan

March 9, 2017

A public invitation to help the City update its downtown master plan drew hundreds to the Huntsville Museum of Art on March 7 for a visioning session with planning consultants Urban Design Associates. Architect and Urban Planner Rob Robinson opened the workshop with a synopsis of [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of March 6, 2017

March 8, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   International Women’s Day was celebrated this week. In that theme, we’ve focused on stats & facts directly related to women and the economy.   A major national impact Women own 11.9  million firms in the U.S., employing more than 9 million people and generating more than [more]

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