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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:
Busche adding to its workforce...Hartselle plant to begin 1st hiring phase later in '13
New steel plant plans for January start
Covington Co. Leaders Return From Paris Air Show
Assistant to Midfield mayor helps the city pursue grants, recruit businesses, find partnerships

 


 


Busche adding to its workforce
Hartselle plant to begin 1st hiring phase later in '13
By Briana Harris
July 1, 2013
 
HARTSELLE - During the next five to six years, Busche Alabama plans to add 250 to 300 employees to its workforce. The Indiana-based metal machining company on Thompson Road manufactures parts ... More
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New steel plant plans for January start
By Ronnie Thomas
July 1, 2013
 
Jemison-Demsey LLC's $28 million metal-processing plant in Decatur should be in full-blown production by January, a company official said last week. "We're progressing nicely and should ..
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Covington Co. Leaders Return From Paris Air Show 

 June 29, 2013

 

About 9,000 people live in the city of Andalusia. In fact, it was one of the smallest towns in Alabama represented at the famous Paris Air show.

 

Upon returning earlier this week, we spoke with the Mayor of Andalusia and the Covington County Economic Development Commission. They tell Alabama News Network how they told the world that small-town Andalusia is the future of an aviation hub.

 

It's the largest air trade event in the world attracting thousands of aerospace companies and city leaders in hope of networking to bring some big aerospace business to their towns. About 90 representatives from Alabama attended -- 5 of them from Covington County, including Andalusia Mayor, Earl Johnson.

 

"Your best bang for your buck is to go to this airshow every year because that's where they are. And that's where you can make appointments and you'll see them and sit down with them, introduce yourself to them tell them about your community," Said Johnson.

 
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Assistant to Midfield mayor helps the city pursue grants, recruit businesses, find partnerships

MIDFIELD, Alabama -- Midfield Mayor Gary Richardson has made it a priority to rejuvenate the city's downtown and attract more businesses to the community.

 

But the mayor's job in Midfield is a part-time position, making it difficult for Richardson to find the time he needs to pursue all of his dream projects.

 

In addition, Midfield -- like other small municipalities -- faces funding restraints, especially in a tough economy.

So what's the solution?

 

One partial fix for Richardson was to hire William Baylor as his executive assistant in February.

 

Baylor assists the mayor with a wide variety of tasks, but Richardson gave his new assistant a clear mandate.

 

"It was to oversee grant maintenance and to help with all economic and community development projects in the city," Baylor said Wednesday.


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