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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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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Sparking a career: Austin High School st…

February 4, 2015

Sparking a career: Austin High School student found his future in dual enrollment program

  Allen Stephenson didn’t know where he fit in life. English, history and the traditional academic courses at Austin High School bored him. His parents worried about him. Then a welding electrode added...

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Industries donate funds for Decatur poli…

February 3, 2015

A controversial decision by the Decatur City Council to approve the Police Department's purchase of a boat has garnered financial support from several area industries. Police Chief Ed Taylor said Monday...

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Decatur-built Delta II launches mapping …

February 2, 2015

A Decatur, Alabama-built Delta II rocket launched from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket at 8:22 a.m....

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