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What is "Economic Development?"

​ Economic development is not something you hear about every day. It may take you back to high school where you try to remember exactly what you learned in that economics course you had to take. While economics and economic growth are a major part of economic development, it is not the full story. Economic growth looks almost solely at numbers. It ...
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A Saturday Spent at the Helen Keller Festival

A Saturday Spent at the Helen Keller Festival
Written and created by Mackenzie Cottles, Marketing Intern for SEDA  Helen Keller is known throughout history as a woman who defied many odds and became wildly successful, even though she was both deaf and blind. Anne Sullivan, Helen's teacher, dedicated herself to finding a way for Helen to communicate the thoughts that ran rapidly ...
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Shoals Economic Development Authority Offers Remote Workers $10,000 to Relocate to Northwest Alabama

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https://remoteshoals.com   FLORENCE, Ala. - June 3, 2019 - Starting in June 2019, remote workers in the tech industry may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 to live in—and work from—The Shoals, an area that includes Colbert and Lauderdale counties in Northwest Alabama. The Remote Worker Incentive Program, or Remote Shoals, spearheaded by a p...
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“What are we doing?”

The goal of this blog entry is to update our community on what we are currently working on in the Shoals and beyond. Workforce/labor analysis is in process from Younger & Associates On-site surveys were conducted at various locations throughout the Shoals this past week. Complete report to be presented mid-Summer. Our staff and board continue t...
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SEDA's Purpose

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The History of SEDA The Shoals Industrial Development Authority (SIDA) was created by an act of Alabama State Legislature in 1986. The unanimous approval of both Lauderdale County and Colbert County elected officials established a single economic development authority, a new mechanism to lead the entire Shoals region to a more diversified, stable e...
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What is the Shoals Economic Development Fund and How Does it Work?

The Shoals Economic Development Fund (SEDF) was formed in 2007 with the goal to further support development at the federal and state levels. The Shoals region is one of the only areas in the state that has a fund of this kind. The SEDF is designed to encourage and promote economic growth in Lauderdale and Colbert Counties. Through the recommendatio...
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Introducing the SEDA Blog

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The Shoals Economic Development Authority is dedicated to creating and retaining business and employment opportunities in Colbert and Lauderdale counties. For more than 30 years, the Authority has helped companies establish a home for economic success in the Shoals, while creating sustainable job opportunities for our community. It's time we tell s...
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Construction of Second Speculative Building Complete

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Construction of the the second speculative building in the Shoals is complete. The newest speculative building is 100,000 square feet, expandable to 150,000 square feet, with 36 foot ceiling heights. Conveniently located in Muscle Shoals, the Shoals Research Airpark Speculative Building is adjacent to the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport approxim...
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NW-SCC Seeking Industry Partners for FAME Program

  A new program is coming to the Shoals and Northwest Shoals Community College is seeking partnerships with business and industry. The  Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education , or better known as FAME, is a collaborative group of manufacturers and other employers of technical workers whose purpose is to implement dual-track, work...
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Regional Workforce Council Holds Quarterly Workforce Summit

  Over 100 workforce development partners attended the 9th North Alabama Works Quarterly Workforce Summit held at Wallace State Community College. Guest speakers included Paul Rehome from Kappler, Inc., Kim King from Cyber Huntsville, and Nick Moore from the Governor's Office of Education and Workforce Transformation. North Alabama Works is th...
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