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In this issue:
Anniston provides tax breaks for NABI expansion
Federal money to help Aviagen expand, add jobs in Elkmont
Alabama Aviation Center hosting inaugural career fair, open house Nov. 1
Two Birmingham cities named to list of America's best suburbs
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Anniston provides tax breaks for NABI expansion
Oct, 27, 2014

Anniston city leaders approved tax breaks for North American Bus Industries Monday to help with its $13 million expansion here.

 

The Anniston City Council voted for the 10-year sales, use and property tax abatement during its Monday meeting. The expansion, which is underway, will not create new jobs but will allow the heavy-duty transit bus manufacturer to build a new model.

 

Canada-based bus maker New Flyer, which bought NABI last year, announced in June that it will phase out production of the Anniston plant's current two bus models and produce a different model there instead. The change is part of a company-wide strategy to produce only a single bus design to improve efficiency. NABI has been adding more equipment and restructuring its production line to accommodate the new model ever since.

 

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[Anniston Star]


 


Federal money to help Aviagen expand, add jobs in Elkmont

From staff reports

Oct. 27, 2014

 

Gov. Robert Bentley awarded a $200,000 federal grant to an Elkmont company Monday that will allow for expansion and enable the business to hire 25 full-time employees.

 

 The company also expects the area to benefit from as many as 35 new indirect support jobs.

The Community Development Block Grant, awarded to the town of Elkmont, will fund infrastructure improvements required for Aviagen Broiler Breeders to begin $8 million renovations at two hatchery sites in Elkmont, according to officials in Montgomery.

 

Huntsville-based Aviagen is a global poultry science business.

 

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[News Courier]


 

  


Alabama Aviation Center hosting inaugural career fair, open house Nov. 1

on October 27, 2014 

MOBILE, Alabama - High-flying careers will be on display Saturday during the Alabama Aviation Center's inaugural Aviation Career Fair and Open House.

 

The four-hour event is being coordinated jointly by theSouthwest Alabama Workforce Development Council and the center, a division of Enterprise State Community College. The Alabama Aviation Center is located at 1975 Avenue C atMobile Aeroplex at Brookley.

 

Participating aviation employers include:

 

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[al.com]

 

 

 

 

  


 

Two Birmingham cities named to list of America's best suburbs
Ty West Managing editor-Birmingham Business Journal
Oct. 27, 2014

Birmingham has two of the top 50 suburbs in America, according to a new ranking from Business Insider.

 

Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills were the two local suburbs to make the cut on the list, which considered school quality, income, crime rates and housing affordability, among other factors.

 

Mountain Brook, which sits at the top of our list of wealthiest ZIP codes, ranked fourth overall on the list.

 

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[Birmingham Business Journal]

 

  


 

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