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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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Incentives: Why they are important!

There has been much discussion in the past few weeks about Alabama's new proposed incentive package.  Earlier this month, Governor Bentley led his State of the State Address by laying out the need for incentive reform.  Essentially what it boils down to is competitiveness.  Years ago, when Alabama was looking to...
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Why an Economic Development Blog?

Over the past few months I began reviewing trends in economic development in preparation for the launch of the new website.  One thing I know I noticed was that many Economic Development Agencies, Chambers of Commerce and Tourism Bureaus were incorporating blogs to actively discuss issues and activity.  Years ago, this...
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