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Why it is good news that our unemployment rate rose slightly in May?

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Every third Friday of the month, there is a ritual at the MCEDC office.  Check labor.alabama.gov and see what the local and state unemployment rate has done.  The Alabama Department of Labor publishes these numbers for the previous month generally on the third Friday.  The unemployment rate is one of several...
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MCEDC: A Little History (Part 3 of 3)

As the 2000s rolled on, the MCEDC kept focused on its mission of recruiting and retaining jobs in Marshall County.  After a comprehensive Capital Fundraising Campaign that wrapped up in 2001, the organization had the private funding to take on a new roll in the community:  Workforce Development.  Workforce Development became...
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MCEDC: A Little History (Part 2 of 3)

In 1994 the Marshall County Economic Development Council was organized and incorporated. Later that year, funding was established by legislative act. The board, headed by Mike Alred, began the arduous task of making a viable organization and beginning work.  In 1995, the first staff members were hired and hit the ground...
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MCEDC: A Little History (Part 1 of 3)

In the mid-1990s, a group of people began meeting with the goal of forming a countywide economic development organization in Marshall County.  Actually, the story goes back a little further.   Even back in the 1980s, progressive leaders had openly discussed the need for a countywide group.  The first effort in the...
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