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Here is today's summary of economic development news, a free service of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, representing Alabama's private sector investment in economic development.  If you enjoy NewsFlash, thank an EDPA Partner

 

In this issue:
Hoover-based Doozer Software moves into new building
Boecore awarded $30 million USASMDC/ARSTRAT information tech support contract
DESE Research receives gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award
Mobile chamber's Claudia Zimmermann named a '40 under 40' rising economic development star

 


 

 

Hoover-based Doozer Software moves into new building
By Stan Diel | sdiel@al.com 
on January 28, 2013

HOOVER, Alabama - State and local elected leaders and economic development officials today praised software development firm Doozer Software for staying in Hoover and metro Birmingham despite continually outgrowing its facilities.

 

The 16-year-old company this afternoon formally moved into a renovated 10,000 square-foot building off Lakeshore Parkway that will accommodate its 74 employees and contractors and leave room for further growth.

 

"They could have gone anywhere, but they chose to do it here," said Rick Davis, senior vice president of economic development with the Birmingham Business Alliance.

 

The company, which provides a variety of software development services for businesses, worked out of a basement when it was founded, said co-founder and president Sandy Syx.


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Boecore awarded $30 million USASMDC/ARSTRAT information tech support contract
By Leada Gore | lgore@al.com 
on January 28, 2013

Boecore Inc., with offices in Huntsville and Colorado Springs, Co., has been awarded a prime contract for information technology support of the command information management system for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

 

The five-year, $30 million contract includes information and technology management, operations and maintenance for USASMDC/ARSTRAT. The contract will be performed by Boecore and sub-contractor SAIC in both Huntsville and Colorado Springs, Co.

 

"Boecore is pleased to be selected to provide a variety of information technology services for USASMDC/ARSTRAT. We look forward to utilizing our enterprise network expertise to add value for SMDC," said Boecore's CEO Kathy Boe.

 

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DESE Research receives gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award
By Martin Swant | mswant@al.com 
on January 28, 2013 

 

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The Boeing Company has named Huntsville-based DESE Research Inc., one of its 2012 Boeing Performance Excellence Award recipients in the gold category.  

 

DESE is one of 153 suppliers to receive the gold level of recognition for "superior performance." The company maintained a gold composite performance rating for each month from Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012. 

Another 441 suppliers received a silver level award from Boeing. DESE, founded in 1982, has supported Boeing's Ground-based Missile Defense program as a subcontractor since 2001."It is very gratifying to have our work supporting Boeing recognized through receipt of this prestigious award," DESE Reserach CEO Wallace Kirkpatrick said in a statement.

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Mobile chamber's Claudia Zimmermann named a '40 under 40' rising economic development star

By Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com 

on January 28, 2013

MOBILE, Alabama - The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce's Claudia Zimmermann has been named to Development Counsellors International's debut listing of "40 under 40" economic development pace setters.

 

The New York-based private company specializes in "place marketing" and began compiling its "rising stars in economic development" homage in October.

 

Zimmermann, the chamber's director of economic development, is one of only 14 women and two Alabamians to make the list. Steven Ceulemans, vice president for innovation and technology at the Birmingham Business Alliance, also earned a nod. The youngest honoree is 26, while the oldest is 39.

 

When asked by the group the most overlooked issue facing economic development, Zimmermann cited primary and secondary education.

 

"Much of the educational focus and a lot of the funding (from legislators, educators and parents) have been going toward college degrees. But it's also the skilled non-degreed, and oftentimes very highly paid, jobs that our children need to be made aware of," Zimmermann said in her Top 40 profile.

 

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