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    Economic development leaders give industry and workforce updates at Industry Appreciation Night

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Industry Appreciation Night took place Tuesday at the Terri Pines County Club featuring the many industries in Cullman who got a chance to mingle and network with their supporting industry partners. Guest speakers congratulated the growing industry in Cullman. Presenting...

    Gov. Ivey awards grant to bring new jobs, improve traffic in South Vinemont

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $300,000 grant to help provide new jobs in the town of South Vinemont while also improving traffic safety. The Community Development Block Grant funds will be used to construct a northbound turning lane off High School Road...

    Governor Ivey announces Alabama’s 2021 exports surpassed pre-pandemic levels, showed robust gains as state’s economic momentum accelerates

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that Alabama’s exports in 2021 surged more than 20% in value compared to the previous year, surpassing pre-pandemic levels and indicating the underlying resilience of the state’s economy. New federal government figures show that Alabama’s exports of...

    Peggy Smith announced as recipient of the Dave R. Echols Award Distinguished Service Award

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On Tuesday, former Cullman Economic Development Agency director Peggy Smith was announced as the recipient of the Dave R. Echols Distinguished Service Award for Exemplary Service in Economic Development. The presentation took placed at the Economic Development Association winter conference in...

    Gov. Ivey awards $18 million in grants to improve communities

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $18.2 million to provide improvements in more than 50 Alabama towns, cities and counties. Grants awarded and projects for Cullman County are:  Cullman (Cullman County)- $500,000 for street and drainage improvements in the Warnke Road neighborhoods. Cullman County –...

    DB Technologies holds grand opening at Wallace State Community College

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - DB Technologies recently held their grand opening at Wallace State Community College (WSCC) in the Bailey Center Friday, July 16. Among those present were Dr. David Branscomb of DB Technologies, Ted Clem of the Alabama Department of Commerce, Hanceville Mayor Kenneth...

    What’s up on Cherokee Avenue?

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    Reliance Worldwide’s $19M distribution center rising fast near southwest side industrial parks   CULLMAN, AL. – Local folks are asking, “What is that building rising up in the field off Cherokee Avenue (Alabama Highway 69)?” Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) is currently constructing its new distribution center...

    Cullman ranked no. 3 micropolitan in U.S. for industry in 2020

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The city of Cullman has been recognized by Site Selection magazine as the no. 3 micropolitan in the nation in the magazine’s Top 100 Micropolitans for industrial growth in 2020. Cullman boasted 12 qualifying industrial projects during the year. Site Selection...

    $500K grant official for Reliance Worldwide expansion

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday officially awarded a previously announced $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to help Cullman's Reliance Worldwide expand its distribution center. Once the expansion is completed, Reliance Worldwide, which produces water control and plumbing products, will occupy more...

    CEDA receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from IEDC for partnership with HomTex

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    Updated 11-19-20 at 5:38 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Economic Development Agency (CEDA) in a small ceremony at Cullman City Hall on Thursday revealed it won a gold category award for its public-private partnership to assist HomTex. This project was in the Public-Private Partnerships...

    Ivey, Reliance Worldwide break ground on 300,000-sq.-foot distribution center

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Reliance Worldwide on Monday morning officially announced and broke ground on a 300,000-square-foot distribution center to be located on an 81-acre site off Cherokee Avenue in southwest Cullman, drawing none other than Gov. Kay Ivey herself to come and pick up...

    Cullman ranks top in industrial expansion, high in jobs and capital investment

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The rate of growth and expansion of Cullman area industries has caught the eye of observers far and wide, prompting even Gov. Kay Ivey to visit the area from time to time, as she did Monday morning for the groundbreaking of...

    Ivey will be in Cullman Monday for Reliance Worldwide expansion groundbreaking

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will be in Cullman Monday, Oct 5 for a groundbreaking ceremony for Reliance Worldwide’s expansion. The project includes the expansion of Reliance Worldwide’s existing Cullman presence, as well as a new 300,000-square-foot distribution facility. According to the Governor’s...

    Cullman Economic Development Agency named among top in state

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Southern Business & Development Magazine (SB&D) in its Winter 2020 issue named the Cullman Economic Development Agency (CEDA) among the state’s top economic development entities.  SB&D publisher Michael Randle wrote: “Long run by Peggy Smith and now Dale Greer, the Cullman Economic...

    Gov. Ivey: New investment across Alabama topped $7B in 2019

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey announced Thursday that economic development activity across Alabama last year generated $7.1 billion in pledged capital investment and 13,454 job commitments, providing a potential spark for economic revival once the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic ease. Governor Ivey said...

    Business/industry owners/leaders: Survey on reopening the local economy

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman and the Cullman Economic Development Agency (CEDA) have begun surveying area business owners and industry leaders about reopening the local economy. So far, more than 250 responses have been collected and were part of what Lt. Governor...

    Cullman ties for no. 6 micropolitan in U.S.

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman has been recognized by Site Selection magazine as tying for the no. 6 micropolitan in the nation in the magazine’s Top 100 Micropolitans for 2019. Site Selection studies industrial development and expansion is cities across the country According to independent economics research...

    Cullman celebrates industrial growth at 2020 Industry Appreciation Reception

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce (COC) came together Thursday evening with the Cullman Economic Development Agency (CEDA), Cullman County Economic Development, Cullman Industrial Development Board and Cullman County Industrial Development Authority at Terri Pines Country Club to celebrate Cullman area...

    NAFCO breaks ground on new access road, will create 30 new jobs

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - “Let’s keep moving Cullman forward!” Cullman County Commission Chairman Kenneth Walker said at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new industrial access road for North Alabama Fabricating Company (NAFCO) Friday afternoon. Local and state leaders were on hand for the ceremony along...