Governor Robert Bentley announced that Business Facilities magazine has selected Alabama as its 2015 State of the Year after landing many coveted economic development projects including Polaris Industries, Google and other major companies. Other Alabama projects highlighted by Business Facilities included:
Mercedes’ plans to invest $1-point-3-billion to expand its Tuscaloosa County assembly plant and prepare it for the production of next-generation SUVs. The project will add 300 jobs, Auto supplier Kamtek’s $530-million project to expand its Birmingham facility and add a new aluminum casting line, creating 350 jobs. And, Yorozu plans to open a plant to produce auto suspension parts in Jasper, generating 300 new jobs.