economic development


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Hoover is known as a retail hub with one of the highest income levels in the state, so some people may wonder how the city could be facing financial difficulties. more

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“I’m very optimistic about our future,” Mayor Frank Brocato said. more


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The company plans to relocate its corporate headquarters into the Meadow Brook Corporate Park and double its Birmingham-area workforce from 300 to 600 in five years, its president and CEO said. more


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City officials are not disclosing the name of the company until Monday, but City Treasurer Robert Yeager said the company plans to invest $12.5 million to move its corporate headquarters to Hoover, bringing 600 jobs to the city over five years. more


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Greg Knighton will take on a new role of economic developer for the city of Hoover on Dec. 18. more

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A London-based organization called SoccerEx has proposed bringing its first North American convention in 20 years to Hoover but wants Hoover to pay to be the host city. more


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About 45 people showed up at Hunter Street Baptist Church for the first of four citywide town hall meetings. more

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Letters of interest and resumes are due by Aug. 24. more

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The Birmingham-Hoover metro area accounts for 31 percent of the state's gross domestic product and had 20 percent of new job announcements in 2016, a Birmingham Business Alliance official said. more


technology roundtable 5-16-17

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About a dozen Hoover-based technology companies met with city officials to share ideas. more

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Jim Searcy, executive director for the Economic Development Association of Alabama, was full of jokes at the March 17 Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more


The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce economic development committee discussed bringing businesses to Shelby County at its forum on Thursday, June 4. more


The state of the City is good. We are financially strong. We feel like we’ve had a strong recovery from the dips we experienced in 2008 and 2009. more


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July 2018