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    ‘It’s an unbelievable economic impact’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Rock the South has been making waves not only for its music lineup, but also for its impact on the local...

    Update: Officials weigh in on Wal-Mart automation investment

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As The Tribune previously reported, the Cullman City Council on Monday night approved a $20 million tax abatement for Wal-Mart, which...

    Governor Ivey shares Alabama earns ‘Silver Shovel’ Award for economic development

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    MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for a Silver Shovel Award, recognizing the...

    Berlin Town Council aids local business, approves new home construction

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    BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening approved up to $17,000 in economic development assistance and financial incentives to help Berlin...

    Cullman #4 in 2021 Site Selection Magazine Micropolitan rankings

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Tuesday, the 2021 Site Selection Magazine Micropolitan Rankings were released, with Cullman nabbing the #4 spot and claiming a top...

    Governor Ivey signs House Bill 82, supporting Alabama small businesses

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed House Bill 82, the Small Business Relief and Revitalization Act of 2022 sponsored by Rep. Danny...

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

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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...

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

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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...

    Governor Ivey announces Alabama’s 2021 exports surpassed pre-pandemic levels, showed robust...

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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,...

    Peggy Smith announced as recipient of the Dave R. Echols 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    $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...

    CEDA receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from IEDC for partnership...

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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...

    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...

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

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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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

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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...

    Jason Nunnelley named new director of Technology Village Cullman

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    Jason Nunnelley will take charge of Cullman’s Technology Village on Feb. 25. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - On Monday evening, the Cullman...

    Ivey breaks ground on Mazda Toyota plant in Huntsville, state’s largest...

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    Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony in Huntsville (Office of Gov. Kay Ivey) MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday joined Mazda Toyota...

    Cullman Economic Development Agency wins 2 international awards for recent projects

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    Cullman Economic Development Director Dale Greer (Tribune file photo) ATLANTA - At the annual conference of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in Atlanta on...

    AGCOR Steel breaks ground on new facility in Good Hope

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    Representatives of AGCOR, the Cullman County Commission, Cullman city government, ADECA, and Cullman city and county economic development agencies prepare to throw the first...

    Alabama business climate ranked no. 1 in magazine survey

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    Gov. Kay Ivey and Topre America President Hideo Shimizu cut the ribbon on Topre’s new building, and celebrated the company’s newly-announced $80 million expansion...

    Inside Technology Village Cullman with newly-named Director, John Wessel

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    Director John Wessel in the Technology Village Cullman office (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - On Monday evening, the Cullman City Council took a...

    ‘Opportunity Zones’ meeting Tuesday, June 12 at Cullman City Hall

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    CULLMAN - CPAs, bankers, lawyers, developers, investors, entrepreneurs and property owners in the city of Cullman are urged to attend a free meeting on...

    Hanceville residents plan, brainstorm ideas for downtown improvements

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    Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail, right, participates in the community planning activity Thursday evening. (Heather Mann for The Tribune) HANCEVILLE - Residents of Hanceville came out...

    Cullman County no. 1 in state for overall economic development and...

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    Gov. Kay Ivey and Topre America President Hideo Shimizu cut the ribbon on Topre’s new building and celebrated the company’s newly-announced $80 million expansion...

    Topre, REHAU, Birmingham Fastener win state awards

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    Topre America receives the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association Supplier of the Year award from Gov. Kay Ivey.   (Photo courtesy Jamie Troutman/Cullman Economic Development Agency) MONTGOMERY...

    Cullman’s workforce: advantages of tight labor market

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    Dale Greer / Tribune file photo CULLMAN - When lots of people are working and unemployment rates drop way down, that’s known as a tight...

    Cullman ranks as no. 5 micropolitan in US

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    In Cullman, Gov. Kay Ivey and Topre America President Hideo Shimizu cut the ribbon on Topre’s new building, and celebrated the company’s newly-announced $80...

    Topre announces $80M expansion; Ivey in Cullman

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    Gov. Kay Ivey and Topre America President Hideo Shimizu cut the ribbon on Topre’s new building, and celebrated the company’s newly-announced $80 million expansion...

    How new Toyota/Mazda plant will benefit Cullman

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    L-R: Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield, Mazda Motor Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Masamichi Kogai, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, Toyota Motor Corporation...

    ADECA head in Cullman: stresses importance of broadband, upcoming census

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    ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell, left, shares a laugh with Wallace State Vice President Dr. Tomesa Smith, center, and Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail, right, on...

    Local, state leaders honor Peggy Smith

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    Peggy Smith surrounded by members of the Cullman City Council, Cullman Economic Development Agency and the Industrial Development Board / W.C. Mann You outworked every...

    Cullman ranked no. 2 micropolitan in U.S. for the 2nd consecutive...

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    CULLMAN - Site Selection magazine has named Cullman as the no. 2 micropolitan in the country for 2016. It’s the second consecutive year Cullman...

    Local government, business and education leaders celebrate Cullman area industry

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    Wallace State's Dean of Applied Technologies, Jimmy Hodges CULLMAN - On Tuesday evening the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Cullman County...

    CRMC “breaks ground” on new 30-bed, 5th-floor expansion

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    Several community, business and hospital leaders participated in the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday. CULLMAN - On Wednesday afternoon, Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC), TRO Healthcare...

    Fishing in Duck River Reservoir? Be patient.

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    CULLMAN - It’s a question we are asked almost weekly: “Can I fish in Duck River Reservoir yet?” According to Cullman Economic Development Agency Special...