The Morgan County, Alabama economy has a strong and diversified industrial base built on the area's proximity to raw materials and easy access to markets. Transportation and Decatur's riverside location have played important roles in the county's history, especially in the development of business and industry.
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RUAG Space celebrates opening its facili…

May 31, 2017

Morgan County Economic Association would like to welcome the first Swiss Company, RUAG Space USA Inc. to Decatur/Morgan County. On May 31, 2017,  we celebrated a unique ribbon cutting in...

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OCI Alabama LLC Celebrates Expansion wit…

February 1, 2017

On February 1, 2016, OCI Alabama, LLC the nation's largest manufacturer of sodium percarbonate, a key ingredient in dish and laundry detergent, celebrated their $2.6 million facility expansion with a Ribbon Cutting. OCI...

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3GIS, recognized as one of INC 5000's fa…

August 25, 2016

Decatur-based 3-GIS, one of the city's fastest-growing businesses, is expanding again. President Tom Counts said last week the locally grown company, which provides Web-based fiber network design and management software, will expand...

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CNC machining company expanding again in…

March 9, 2016

HARTSELLE — The Hartselle City Council approved a second tax abatement in 3½ years Tuesday for Busche Corp., which plans a $26 million expansion projected to create 75 jobs. The City...

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NASA Gets a big Alabama-built rocket boo…

October 28, 2015

For NASA to push its Orion spaceship past the moon into deep space on the first missions of the Space Launch System (SLS), it's going to take more than the...

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Bunge to add 14 jobs in $11.32M expansio…

August 21, 2015

Bunge North America announced Thursday an $11.32 million expansion of its Market Street Northeast plant that will create 14 new jobs The Industrial Development Board on Thursday approved the company’s request...

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Bunge announces expansion of Decatur pla…

August 20, 2015

Bunge North America today announced an $11.32 million expansion of its Market Street Northeast plant that will create 14 new jobs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Industrial Development Board this morning approved the company's...

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Morgan ranks above all AL counties for m…

August 17, 2015

Morgan County manufacturing jobs continue to compete nationally, according to economic indicator website Headlight Data.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Morgan County ranked above all Alabama counties in the county-by-county report for manufacturing job growth from...

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European space company RUAG to launch Al…

August 3, 2015

European space company RUAG to launch Alabama manufacturing operation

  DECATUR, Alabama – Switzerland-based RUAG announced today that it will launch an Alabama manufacturing operation after forming a strategic partnership with United Launch Alliance, which produces rockets at a factory...

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Alabama counties rank high for manufactu…

July 28, 2015

Alabama is one of the few states where manufacturing is still king, due mostly to the ever-growing presence of the automotive industry. Headlight Data recently reported its county-by-county rankings for manufacturing...

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