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Prefiled bill would extend abilities of Alabama land banks

BY: - November 2, 2023

A bill filed for the Alabama Legislature’s 2024 session would give land banks more flexibility in acquiring properties and allow cities and counties to create joint land bank authorities for economic development. SB 3, sponsored by Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison, D-Birmingham, said in an interview Wednesday that the bill would allow land bank authorities to acquire […]

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Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield to step down after 12 years in role

BY: - October 20, 2023

Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield plans to depart at the end of the year after about 12 years as head of the department. Canfield will be succeeded by Ellen McNair, the chief economic development officer of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. “I am more confident than ever that Alabama is poised for a robust […]

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Alabama House committee approves economic incentive package

BY: - April 12, 2023

Four bills packaged as an economic incentives for the state passed the House Ways and Means Education committee on voice votes Wednesday. The bills would expand existing incentives, provide money to develop industrial sites and address reporting requirements for incentives. “Certainly, things have changed. Our economy has changed. Other states are doing these changes – […]