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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United Launch Alliance hints at new rock…

November 5, 2014

A new partnership between United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, could mean production of a new rocket at ULA's massive plant...

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Alabama Robotics Technology Park ready f…

October 31, 2014

Construction work is ready to begin on an expansion at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RPT) that will add new capabilities to a facility that’s already considered one of the...

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Another successful launch for Alabama's …

October 31, 2014

Inside the United Launch Alliance Alabama factory, rocket science powers to life as workers assemble the giant Atlas and Delta launch vehicles that thrust critical satellites aloft and blast probes...

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HHS welding course promotes job training

October 22, 2014

The implementation of a dual enrollment welding program at Hartselle High School is giving students a step up as they pursue plans to enter the workforce after earning an associate...

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Top States for Doing Business 2014

September 12, 2014

Sparking growth in business investment and jobs has proven more difficult than expected for states as they have emerged from the Great Recession. Capital spending and, especially, job creation have...

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NAIDA Recognizes MCEDA Board Chairman Wi…

August 29, 2014

The North Alabama Industrial Development Association (NAIDA) recognized Morgan County Economic Development Association’s (MCEDA) Board Chairman, Lynn C. Fowler, at Tuesday’s Annual Conference Awards Luncheon. Fowler was awarded the Michael...

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Penny Shelton Townson joins MCEDA as Pro…

August 29, 2014

Morgan County Economic Development Association (MCEDA) announces the hiring of Penny Shelton Townson as Project Manager. Townson will be responsible for providing business recruitment, existing industry support, and project management...

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ULA launches Decatur-built rocket

August 14, 2014

ULA launches Decatur-built rocket

For the fourth time in six weeks, United Launch Alliance launched a rocket assembled in Decatur. The Atlas V rocket launched the WorldView-3 satellite for DigitalGlobe at 11:30 a.m. PDT on...

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$7M Hartselle expansion to create 20 job…

August 13, 2014

HARTSELLE — A $7 million industrial expansion that Hartselle Mayor Don Hall said will create 20 jobs within three years after its completion received a tax abatement Tuesday from City...

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More Skills, More Money

August 12, 2014

Study confirms officials’ goal: Better trained workforce will net jobs   MONTGOMERY — A study on the potential economic impact of increasing the state's high school graduation rate confirmed what local officials...

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