Here is today's summary of economic development news, a free service of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, representing Alabama's private sector investment in economic development.  If you enjoy NewsFlash, thank an EDPA Partner.


In this issue:

UWA, AT&T partner for first Alabama Summit on Rural Technology
by  WAW Admin

LIVINGSTON, Ala.-The University of West Alabama has joined with AT&T to announce the slate of speakers and featured panelists for the Alabama Summit on Rural Technology, set for April 13 on the UWA campus.

 The event features a broad slate of experts who bring unique perspectives to address rural Alabama's need for an enhanced technology infrastructure.

Event coordinators expect the program and expertise that will gather to be a tremendous step forward in economic development, education, and overall quality of life for rural Alabamians.


 Deadline approaching to get AdvantageSite pre-consultation checklist

Don't miss the opportunity to possibly have an AdvantageSite in your community!

The pre-consultation checklist, which determines what AdvantageSite applications will be accepted in 2018, will remain on  the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama's website  through March 31.  Click here for the link.

AdvantageSite is a voluntary industrial site preparedness program created in order to make the state more competitive for companies considering a location in Alabama.  
Since the program's start in 2008, 29 projects have located on AdvantageSites across the state, investing more than $1.3 billion and creating over 6,000 new jobs.

The program is jointly sponsored by the Alabama Department of Commerce, Spire, Alabama Power Co., the North Alabama Industrial Development Association, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, and coordinated by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama. Representatives from each of the entities participate actively in application reviews and on-site visits to prospective AdvantageSite designees.


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