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Stats & Facts – Week of June 19, 2017

Published on June 22, 2017

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Welcome to the Rocket City

Cavender’s, a Tex.-based western wear store,  is opening its first Alabama location in Huntsville.

Totally solid

Area Development awarded Alabama a Silver Shovel for solid business recruitment and support in 2016.

American jobs

America has 5.7 million job openings. That’s close to the record number of openings reported by the Labor Department since it started tracking in 2000. The U.S. had an all-time high of 5.9 million openings last July.

The Solar Market

The U.S. solar market added 2,044 megawatts of capacity in the first quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Total installed capacity hit 44.7 GW, enough to power more than 8 million homes.

Stats & Facts is a weekly series covering City of Huntsville economic development announcements, relevant national and regional statistics that could impact the Rocket City region and informational nuggets that span industries. It is compiled by Business Relations Officer Harrison Diamond.