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:


Watch Mobile entrepreneur Michael Chambers nail why you should apply for a 2015 Alabama Launchpad Innovation Award

on April 27, 2015 


Less than three weeks remain to submit nominations for the Fifth Annual Alabama Launchpad Innovation Awards, celebrating the contributions of visionaries statewide to Alabama's economy and entrepreneurial ecosystem.


The submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. May 17, and winners will be honored during a special innovation and entrepreneurship conference in Birmingham Sept. 2.


 Self-nominations are welcome, and the five categories are as follows:











Huntsville named one of the best places for technology jobs
Meredith Wood | 
April 27, 2015 

When it comes to the best places for people seeking out technology jobs, Huntsville is near the top.


A new study by NerdWallet placed the Rocket City in the number two spot, just behind the Silicon Valley. 


The study looked at several different criteria to determine the top ten cities for employment centered around technology.


Here's how it stacked up:




Remington Outdoor hiring production team members for new Huntsville plant

on April 27, 2015

Remington Outdoor is seeking maintenance technicians and machine operators for its manufacturing plant at Jetplex Industrial Park in Huntsville.


Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT), which is handling pre-employment training for the gun maker, will take applications from interested candidates through May 21. Resumes must be submitted online to be considered.


Applicants who complete the AIDT training program and are selected for employment with Remington will be eligible for several benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more.






How to apply for a technician, engineering job at Asahi Kasei Plastics plant in Athens

on April 28, 2015

$30 million advanced thermoplastics compounding plant is hiring full-time core maintenance and multi-skilled production technicians in Athens.


Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) has posted two jobs from Asahi Kasei Plastics North America on its website. The job listings, which expire in May, require a range of skills and offer benefits packages.


Asahi Kasei Plastics, which announced last May it would build its second U.S. production plant at Airport Road and Wilkinson Street, broke ground at the site of the new plant in September and is expected to employ about 100 workers at full production. The facility will process plastic resin into a finished pellet product that will be shipped to plastic injection molding facilities.







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