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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PARCA Study Reveals The Shoals Ranks the Top in the State for Producing Work Ready Students

A new study by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) found that The Shoals ranks as the top Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in Alabama for producing college and career ready high school graduates. The Shoals is home to six school systems that collectively have a higher level of educational success from its K-12 schools than any...
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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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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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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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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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The Economic Injury Disaster Loan

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Economic Injury Disaster Loan- $10 billion available The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EDIL) will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This loan is designed to help a business meet necessary financial obligations that could have been met had the disaster not occurred. T...
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