Economic Development 101: What exactly is a Talent Pipeline?

When speaking to economic developers and others in this space, the term "Talent Pipeline" can come up frequently. A talent pipeline is a strategic approach to identifying, nurturing, and developing skilled individuals to meet current and future workforce needs. It acts as a bridge between education, training, and employment by aligning the supply o...
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Summer in The Shoals 2024

 Summer events in The Shoals We've worked to compile a list of the events happening across The Shoals this Summer! We know we couldn't have found them all, so be sure to check the other websites and local organizations for more summer fun.  The events listed are not associated with the Shoals EDA. Please confirm information with or direct...
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Economic Development 101: What is the purpose of speculative buildings?

In the ever-evolving landscape of economic development, communities are constantly seeking innovative ways to entice new businesses and industries. One compelling and prevailing strategy is the construction of speculative buildings. These pre-built facilities offer a multitude of benefits that can significantly enhance a region's appeal t...
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The Shoals EDA: Partnerships & Powerful Outcomes

Economic development is a crucial aspect of any region's growth and prosperity, and partnerships play a vital role in fostering sustainable progress. Here in The Shoals, we are fortunate to have many top-tier partners who frequently bring their best to the table. A great example of partnerships at work is Governor Ivey's recent grant announcementth...
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The Shoals EDA: Programs and Purpose

 In today's rapidly changing economic landscape, communities must adapt and innovate to thrive. The Shoals Economic Development Authority (Shoals EDA) exemplifies this ethos through its multifaceted approach to fostering economic growth and enhancing community prosperity in the Shoals area. From traditional industrial recruitment to cutting-ed...
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Economic Development Association of Alabama Elects Kevin Jackson as New Board Member

Economic Development Association of Alabama Welcomes Kevin Jackson as Newly Elected 2024 Board Member The Economic Development Association of Alabama: The Shoals, Ala. – January 31, 2024 – Kevin Jackson, a prominent figure in the field of economic development, is pleased to announce his recent appointment to the board of directors of the Economic D...
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The Shoals EDA: History & Harmony

The Shoals area has always had a thriving economy. From the Tuscumbia Railway Co. to Reynolds Metals, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Ford Motor Company, major players have been drawn to our natural resources and unique positionings. These employers and businesses provided vast opportunities for Shoals area citizens. One unique aspect of The Shoals...
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2023 Holiday Events to See!

Tis the season for a multitude of festive events! The holiday season is a wonderful time of year here in The Shoals. There are plenty of joyous events to attend for the whole family. Find majority of the events listed right here!  All the Festivities! Where to See Santa! Christmas Parades!  Event Name Date & Time Location Ad...
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Product Dev 2023
MUSCLE SHOALS/FLORENCE, ALABAMA – Doster Program Management and The Shoals Economic Development Authority (Shoals EDA) break ground on two speculative industrial building projects in Northwest Alabama. In 2023, The Shoals EDA committed to an ambitious endeavor to enhance the industrial product of The Shoals area to lure new manufacturing investment...
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The Employment Growth Program: Renewal & Updates!

The Shoals EDA's Employment Growth Program is officially renewed! This program, designed to promote the increase of quality employment opportunities within The Shoals community, has been a great success and asset to our community. Through the EGP, we hope to encourage full-time employment growth through a streamlined process and incentive...
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Southwire Announces Expansion in Florence, Ala.

Southwire Announces Expansion in Florence, Ala. Company's growth will create approximately 120 jobs, add capacity and improve current facilities Florence, Ala. – June 9, 2023: As part of its ongoing modernization efforts, Southwire has announced an expansion at its campus in Florence, Ala., that is expected to increase production capacity by 30% an...
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Summer in The Shoals 2023

 Summer events in The Shoals June 2023July 2023Recurring EventsSplash Pads & Public PoolsArts & CultureWebsites to Watch! Event Name Date Location Additional Information Website First Fridays Florence June 2nd Downtown Florence Visit historic Downtown Florence every first Friday of the month to see a variety of booths from unique ...
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7 Compelling Reasons to Pursue a Career in Technology: Exploring a World of Opportunity

In today's fast-paced world, technology has become a crucial part of almost every industry, and the demand for professionals in the technology field is growing rapidly. A career in technology offers many benefits that make it an attractive career option for many people. High demand for tech professionals: With the increasing use of technology in al...
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Code Alabama to Launch in June; Scholarships Available

FLORENCE, AL – The Center for Learning and Professional Development on the East Campus of the University of North Alabama, along with the Shoals Economic Development Authority have partnered to launch Code Alabama. The program will begin in June, and 12 scholarships are available for the first group of students. "We are pleased to be able to offer ...
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4 New 'Shoals-Centric' Things to Try in 2023

The beginning of the year is a new and exciting time. Everyone seems to be making resolutions or participating in challenges. These can be a great way to establish and focus on your goals for the coming months. We have four new 'Shoals-centric' things for you to explore in 2023 to learn more about The Shoals.   1. Learn About a New Company! Th...
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Holiday Events in The Shoals- 2022

 Check out some of the events happening during the Holiday season here in The Shoals!  Event Name Date City More Information Pictures with Santa (Sokoll's Christmas Tree Farm) November 25th Florence Free Pictures with Santa (Pioneer Furniture)November 25thKillen Court Street Median C...
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The Employment Growth Program: All the Details

The Shoals Economic Development Authority (Shoals EDA) strives to improve The Shoals area economy through partnerships, programs, and innovation. One of these initiatives is our Employment Growth Program (EGP). Created in 2011, this program's mission is to promote the increase of quality employment opportunities within The Shoals community. Through...
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Fall Events in The Shoals

Check out some of the events happening this fall in The Shoals!   Date Event Name Location Website September 8th @ 7pm Fight for Freedom Benefit Concert Shoals Theatre 9thTedx Wilson Park...
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Shoals EDA Launches New Recording Incentive Underneath Shoals Music Makers

 The Shoals is synonymous with legendary hit music. No one can deny the heritage and musical pedigree of our community and its influence across the world. The Shoals is pound-for-pound the largest hit-making area in the world, rightfully once known to the world as the "Hit Recording Capital of the World." To continue the recording tradition an...
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Summer in The Shoals

 Summer events in The Shoals June 2022July 2022Recurring EventsSplash Pads & Public PoolsArts & Culture Event Name Date Location Additional Information Website Sweetwater Pop-Up Market June 4th Sweetwater District- Huntsville Road @ the roundabout We are excited to invite you to kick off summer at the Sweetwater Pop-Up Market on S...
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