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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6 reasons America's economic developers …

April 14, 2014

DECATUR, Alabama – The national economic development website businessfacilities.com has just given the Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP) near Calhoun Community College its "Achievement in Workforce Training" award.  Here are...

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Decatur-Morgan ties for sixth best metro…

March 7, 2014

Decatur-Morgan County received a Top 10 Metro Ranking by Site Selection Magazine for the third consecutive year for its ability to attract business. Decatur earned the ranking in the category...

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Magazine recognizes Decatur for economic…

March 4, 2014

Decatur ranked No. 6 for 2013 economic development among U.S. metro areas with populations of less than 200,000, according to the March issue of Site Selection magazine. The Auburn-Opelika area was...

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Magazine ranks Alabama, Decatur as top e…

March 4, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - Alabama, and a local city, make the list for the top economic development in the country. Site Selection Magazine held a governor's cup competition for economic projects...

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Alabama gets high marks for economic dev…

March 3, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Site Selection magazine has ranked Alabama in the top 10 states for the most economic development projects per capita in 2013. The state ranked No. 7 on the...

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Alabama Recognized for Economic Developm…

March 3, 2014

Alabama scored some major economic development victories in 2013, and Site Selection magazine recently recognized the state for its efforts, ranking it No. 7 in most “qualified” projects per capita...

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What Alabama floats downriver: a rocket …

February 21, 2014

DECATUR, Alabama - The fall launch of the Orion space capsule got a little closer to reality today as a 230-foot Delta IV rocket booster left a manufacturing plant here...

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Decatur Schools pass the torch - $1 mill…

January 22, 2014

A $1 million grant Decatur City Schools expects to receive this week will allow the system to prepare students for some of the highest-paying jobs in the Tennessee Valley. DCS curriculum...

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Decatur pre-K program gets $100K 3M gran…

January 15, 2014

Five pre-kindergarten students discussed the alphabet with teacher Kim Terry as they sat around a table Tuesday morning at West Decatur Elementary School. Six more huddled with teacher aide Camellia Bryant...

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