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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:
First nonstop international flight completes round trip from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International
Airport Authority, Bishop State partner to offer apprenticeships
Small businesses in need of federal funding sought for May 15 workshop in Auburn
ProctorU taps into Birmingham's tech talent
Alabama man turns beloved grandmother's cookie recipe into a growing national business

 


 First nonstop international flight completes round trip from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

on May 07, 2014 

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The first regularly scheduled nonstop international flight from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has completed its first round trip.
  

Bahamasair Flight 935 arrived about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday from Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport, Bahamas, flight information shows.

 

Wednesday afternoon's tripwas the return leg for the inaugural service, bringing travelers back on the first of 20 round trip flights scheduled between Birmingham and the Bahamas.


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[al.com]

 

 

 


 

Airport Authority, Bishop State partner to offer apprenticeships

WALA webstaff

May 8, 2014  

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Mobile Airport Authority and Bishop State Community College are partnering to offer students apprenticeships in drafting and design, graphic communications arts, painting and welding.

 

The apprenticeships will assit with the economic development of the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. They will address the workforce development needs of the business and industries at the Aeroplex led by ST Aerospace, Airbus, Continental Motors, Star Aviation and suppilers.

 

Bishop State will collaborate with these employers to officer apprenticeships in drafting and design, graphic communications and other relevent disciplines.


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[WALA]

 


 

 

Small businesses in need of federal funding sought for May 15 workshop in Auburn

 

Could your company be eligible for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) federal government grants? 
 
Alabama Launchpad and Auburn University will host a workshop on May 15 that will offer information to assist Alabama entrepreneurs in getting the tools needed to write competitive proposals for SBIR and STTR awards, which are used for the research and development of technologically innovative products and services.

 

The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the CASIC Building, Auburn Research Park (across form 570 Devall Drive.)  Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Cost: $50 ($100 for out-of-state attendees)

 Register here 

 

More than $2 billion is awarded annually to small companies through the federal SBIR and STTR programs to help transform innovative ideas into commercial products.  The awards are highly competitive.

 

To learn more about the Alabama SBIR/STTR Assistance Program, a project of the Economic Development Partnership, visit the Alabama Launchpad website.

 

Questions? Contact Austen Parrish at aparrish@edpa.org or 205.943.4727

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ProctorU taps into Birmingham's tech talent
 Brent Godwin Online editor-Birmingham Business Journal
May 7, 2014

When ProctorU decided to beef up its tech team, it didn't have to look far and wide to find the talent.

 

The company said the employees it was looking for were available right here in Birmingham, even though the company has multiple California-based offices, where technology workers are plentiful.

 

"We've added a number of programmers. We decided a while back to do it, and it made sense to do it in Birmingham. It's more efficient to have that team here and not in Silicon Valley," ProctorU executive vice president Jarrod Morgan said. "The talent is here."


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[Birmingham Business Journal]

 

 

 

 

 


Alabama man turns beloved grandmother's cookie recipe into a growing national business

on May 08, 2014 at 9:45 AM

 

SELMA, Alabama - When Robert Armstrong was studying business at the University of Alabama, he never imagined his career path would take him through the kitchen.
  

But the 28-year-old Selma native found a product he believed in - one he thought others would like, too - and his entrepreneurial spirit took over.

 

Armstrong has taken a cookie recipe passed down by his grandmother and turned it into G Mommas Cookies, a brand that's sold in grocery stores, pharmacies and gift shops across Alabama and the Southeast.

 

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[al.com]

 

 

 

 




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