The Morgan County, Alabama economy has a strong and diversified industrial base built on the area's proximity to raw materials and easy access to markets. Transportation and Decatur's riverside location have played important roles in the county's history, especially in the development of business and industry.
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Alabama counties rank high for manufactu…

July 28, 2015

Alabama is one of the few states where manufacturing is still king, due mostly to the ever-growing presence of the automotive industry. Headlight Data recently reported its county-by-county rankings for manufacturing...

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Alabama aims to expand role in aerospace…

June 18, 2015

Companies that produce carbon fiber and specialty alloys for aircraft manufacturers have invested more than $1.7 billion in their Alabama facilities, making the state a growing player in the aerospace...

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BUSCHE Announces 100 New Jobs

May 1, 2015

Busche Alabama hosted their second Innovation Expo at their 263,000 square foot production facility in Hartselle this past weekend. Busche’s material suppliers; Compass Automotive Group, Cadillac Castings, Grede Holdings, LLC,...

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Two Decatur Companies Announce Multi-Mil…

April 22, 2015

Two existing Decatur industries have announced plans to invest in their local facilities. Feralloy Corporation and Vision Wheel, Inc., both will begin construction on their multi-million dollar projects in May...

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Decatur in running for rocket engine pla…

April 9, 2015

Decatur remains in the running for a plant that will build the engines to power a new line of rockets, United Launch Alliance’s chief executive officer said. Some modifications will be...

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Economic district expands to entire coun…

March 26, 2015

The Morgan County Industrial Park and Economic Development Cooperative District is expanding its reach from the I-65 corridor to the entire county.   Morgan County Economic Development Association president Jeremy Nails said...

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Hartselle business expansion creating 30…

March 15, 2015

A three-year expansion project by Pro-Fab Machine, a subcontractor for companies such as Nucor and Carpenter Technology, is expected to bring 30 jobs to this Morgan County city.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pro-Fab owner Jason...

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3 economic incentives bills pass House

March 11, 2015

The Alabama House on Tuesday passed a trio of bills related to the economic incentives given to new and expanding businesses in the state.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              House Bill 58, the Alabama Jobs Act,...

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Decatur Among Top 10 Best Cities for Eng…

February 24, 2015

NerdWallet considers school quality alongside affordability   NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to identify the best places for engineers in the U.S. – and Decatur ranked among the...

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ULA’s CEO talks challenges, engine plant…

February 9, 2015

Tory Bruno, who became chief executive officer of Colorado-based United Launch Alliance in August, spoke with The Decatur Daily last week about the successes and challenges faced by ULA's 1,000-employee...

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