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Shelby County in the News

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JumpStart AL – New Innovate Workforce Initiative Launched

July 16, 2020- 58 Inc. partnering with statewide education and industry leaders to launch virtual reality training

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Ace Hardware Opening New Store in Dunnavant Valley

May 19, 2020- 58 Inc. welcomes store owner David Majure to Shelby County and enjoyed working with leasing agent Kathy Dennis of The Shopping Center Group and developer Bill Thornton on this project.

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Printswell Announces Expansion

March 5, 2020- The national stationery design, manufacturing, fulfillment and distribution company, is expanding their operations in Pelham by purchasing property, constructing a new facility and increasing employment.

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Campus 124 will breathe new life into the former Valley Elementary School

February 25, 2020- New project in Pelham will transform the school into a mixed-use development with new offerings in restaurants and entertainment.

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2020 Industry Appreciation Event Held

February 24, 2020- 58 Inc. and The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce co-host Annual Industry Appreciation event which recognized companies engaged in workforce development initiatives and programming

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Therachem Announces New Project in Chelsea

January 21, 2020- Biopharma company expanding their operation with a new facility and increased employment in Chelsea’s Foothills Business Park.

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Pelham Welcomes Starbucks

January 21, 2020- Involvement in ICSC events results in another retail development win for 58 Inc. as Starbucks opens its newest location in the region.

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Dollar Tree Opens in Columbiana

October 25, 2019- Active involvement in ICSC results in another retail development win for 58 Inc. with new ownership of Columbiana Square followed by recruitment of Dollar Tree

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Taco Bell Returning to Columbiana

August 27, 2019- Once a favorite of residents, Taco Bell plans to return in a new location. Construction is underway with plans to open in December.

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2020 Apprenticeship Signing Day Held

August 19, 2019- Event celebrates thirteen men and women who will begin their apprenticeship journey with employers across the region.

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City of Pelham Approves Sale of former Valley Elementary

August 6, 2019- Schrimsher Properties of Huntsville to redevelop site into mixed use commercial project.

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Groundbreaking Held for Burger King and Popeyes in Harpersville

May 30, 2019- New restaurants to be open by the end of the year

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Sonic Announces New Location in Calera

May 15, 2019- 58 Inc. was instrumental in recruiting Sonic to Calera through engagement at ICSC events and is excited to announce that construction is wrapping up and the restaurant will open in the coming days.

Extruflex Announces Expansion in Pelham

March 15, 2019- Growth to incorporate manufacturing capabilities into their existing operation.

Read this article on ShelbyCountyReporter.com

Industry Tours Held on 2018 Manufacturing Day

October 3, 2018- 58 Inc. and The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce coordinate industry tours of Thompson Tractor, SEPCO and Hibbett Distribution in an effort to expose high school students to careers in manufacturing and distribution.

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Shelby County Commission Joins Application for Life Sciences Study

June 9, 2020- County joins consortium of regional partners to apply for grant studying pharmaceuticals and bio-pharma needs in the Birmingham metro area.

Read more at 280Living.com

Home Goods and Five Below will locate in the former Best Buy location in Alabaster

March 18, 2020- Merchants Retail Partners announces new retailers

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The Canopy to Begin Site Prep Soon

March 5, 2020- The GenRev Properties development in Pelham will include multi-family, hospitality, retail and entertainment options.

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Dunkin Announces New Location in Alabaster

February 25, 2020- New retailer coming to Medical Mile on Hwy 31

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High School Ready to Work Students Participate In Interview Day

February 3, 2020- Students begin to consider their first job upon graduation

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Leadership Shelby Gets Economic Development Overview

December 23, 2020- 58 INC. helps plan full day of economic development education for local leaders

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58 Inc. and The Shelby County Chamber Co-Host Washington Fly In

November 7, 2019- Event allowed public and private sector leaders to discuss issues and projects impacting facing Shelby County with the legislative delegation.

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Helena Finalizes Agreement for Chick-fil-A and Other Retailers

August 27, 2019- New project agreement finalized with Retail Specialists

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Ready to Work Kicks Off at Local Schools

August 26, 2019- Shelby County High School welcomes representatives from business and industry informing students of the many careers they will be exposed to during the coming school year as part of the RTW program.

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Apprenticeships Help Companies Find Needed Workers

August 19, 2019- Welders and Machinists now being trained through new partnership

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Jeff State to Build Welding Lab on Shelby Campus

June 27, 2019- Support comes from City of Hoover and Shelby County Commission

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MacLean Power Systems Announces Expansion in Alabaster

May 22, 2019- Manufacturer is embarking on a significant expansion with a $10 million investment that could create 150 new jobs.

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McLeod Celebrates Grand Opening in Hoover

April 23, 2019- City, County and State officials publicly applauded McLeod’s growth as the leading provider of transportation software and expressed their appreciation for McLeod’s investment in the community.

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BioHorizons Announces Expansion in Hoover

December 18, 2018- A leader in the dental implant industry embarks on expansion of existing facility

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New CNC Machining US DOL Registered Apprenticeship Created

August 15, 2018- Apprenticeship Signing Day event highlighting the eight apprentices and three companies committed that make us this inaugural class. 

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COVID-19 News & Updates

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March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update

April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update

April 6, 2020

Workforce Newsletter

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Update

April 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update

April 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update

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