Holiday Events in The Shoals- 2022

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 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 https://fb.me/e/qW3iypqMK Free Pictures with Santa (Pioneer Furniture)November 25thKillenhttps://fb.me/e/2iITflFOYNorth Court Street Median C...
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The Employment Growth Program: All the Details

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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

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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 https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8245888/fight-for-freedom-benefit-concert-florence-shoals-theatre?language=en&country=US&searchType=venueSeptember 9thTedx Wilson Park...
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Shoals EDA Launches New Recording Incentive Underneath Shoals Music Makers

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 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

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 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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North American Lighting Announces New Warehouse Expansion

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 THE SHOALS, ALA. – North American Lighting celebrated their newest expansion on April 29, 2022., in Muscle Shoals, Ala. The Shoals Economic Development Authority and the Shoals Chamber of Commerce were present, along with the Mayor of Muscle Shoals and several executives from NAL's corporate headquarters. North American Lighting Inc. (NAL), a...
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The Shoals: How Space, Pace & Community Can Change Your Life

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For a remote worker, the decision on where to live can be overwhelming. When all you need is robust internet access, it is almost like you're given a blank check. You could throw a dart on a map or strategically narrow down countries, states, cities, etc. Whichever method is your preference, where to live is a major decision with many fac...
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Kith Kitchens Ribbon Cutting in Florence-Lauderdale Industrial Park

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FLORENCE, ALA. – Kith Kitchens, a Haleyville, AL based manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinetry, celebrated the opening of their state-of-the-art cabinet manufacturing facility in Florence, Ala., on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 1:00 PM. Kith, recently recognized by the Alabama Department of Commerce and Governor Kay Ivey as one of Alabama's l...
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Remote Shoals Program Renewed- Community Continues Welcoming Remote Workers ​

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The Remote Shoals program, a remote worker relocation initiative of The Shoals EDA, was awarded its fourth round of funding increasing the total incentive funding to $1 Million. This remote-worker relocation program, inviting remote workers to Northwest Alabama, launched in June 2019 and has seen tremendous growth since the star...
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Ørsted Makes Donation to Cherokee High School in Honor of Muscle Shoals Solar Project

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Ørsted's recently completed solar panel project, called the Muscle Shoals solar project, is an 18,000-acre site with 670,000 solar panels located in Colbert County near the town of Cherokee. As Ørsted continues to invest in the green-energy profile in North Alabama, they are also investing into the local community with a recently announced donation...
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Dura Opens High-Tech Factory in Muscle Shoals for EV Battery Enclosures

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From Alabama Department of Commerce: MUSCLE SHOALS, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined officials with Dura Automotive Systems today to celebrate the formal unveiling of the company's new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Muscle Shoals, which will produce electric vehicle battery enclosures.  The 200,000-square-foot facility is expecte...
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Shoals Economic Development Authority Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

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Washington, DC – Shoals Economic Development Authority (Shoals EDA) won a Silver Rank for Remote Shoals, a project in the category of Innovation Programs and Initiatives of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).The honor was presented today at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference, which is currently underway. "W...
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Community Highlight: the Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion

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Here in The Shoals, we are fortunate to have outstanding resources for individuals and businesses alike. One of these resources is the Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion at the University of North Alabama. This center shares knowledge and provides an inclusive space for faculty and students at the university and for the community as a whole....
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Rockin' It at the 40th Annual WC Handy Festival

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 The 40th annual WC Handy Festival kicked off this past weekend. Running from July 23 - August 1, the music and arts festival features a staggering list of outstanding performers and events for all ages.  History 'Handyfest' was started with the help of local musicians and the Music Preservation Society to celebrate the cultural lega...
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5 Reasons to Move to The Shoals

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The Shoals is a two-county region in Northwest Alabama that is home to an incredible musical heritage, stunning downtown areas, and many other fascinating attributes. Many people call The Shoals home for different reasons. Maybe they grew up here, have a job in the community or want to be a part of our music scene. No matter the reason, those livin...
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Kith Kitchens announces new Florence, AL manufacturing site

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Florence, Ala. October 27, 2020—Kith Kitchens, an established cabinet manufacturer in Alabama, announced plans to invest approximately $11 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Florence, AL. This high-quality cabinetry producer will create 131 new full-time jobs at their new facility in the Shoals. "A couple of years ago the Shoals EDA de...
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PROJECTXYZ Inc. acquires CBC INGS America LLC in Muscle Shoals

The Shoals Economic Development Authority is proud to announce PROJECTXYZ as one of the newest companies in The Shoals! We're thankful Larry and Kim Lewis of PROJECTXYZ were willing to step in and help retain 100+ jobs here in The Shoals. Their acquisition of CBC INGS America, LLC would not have been possible without their support, as well as the S...
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DURA Automotive Systems selects Muscle Shoals for new manufacturing facility

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 Muscle Shoals, Ala. August 25, 2020- DURA Automotive Systems announced today their plans for a new manufacturing facility in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The Michigan-based automotive supplier will invest $59 million and create 279 new jobs in their new facility that will produce battery trays for electric vehicles. "This project is the culminatio...
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Mike Wolfe of "American Pickers" and community leaders launch new project

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American Picker Mike Wolfe is supporting an effort that anchors the Shoals area to a regional movement designed to showcase the benefits of living and working in small towns. The movement, called "Nashville's Big Back Yard" spotlights 13 rural Middle Tennessee and Northwest Alabama communities, a region anchored by 100 miles of the Natchez Trace Pa...
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The Paycheck Protection Program

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 Paycheck Protection Program- $349 billion available The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan that is designed to help businesses continue to employ their workforce during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Who's eligible? -Any small business that meets SBA's size standards-Any non-profit organization...
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