Alabama Department of Commerce http://apr.org en Ala. Officials Plan Trade Mission To Canada http://apr.org/post/ala-officials-plan-trade-mission-canada <P>A trade mission led by the state with representatives from 10 companies will be heading to Canada next week.</P> <P>The group will be heading to the Southeast U.S. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:54:56 +0000 The Associated Press 34047 at http://apr.org Ala. Officials Plan Trade Mission To Canada Governor Bentley's Trip To Paris $88,000 To $97,000 http://apr.org/post/governor-bentleys-trip-paris-88000-97000 <p></p><p></p><p>The state Department of Commerce estimates Gov. Robert Bentley's industry-hunting trip to France last month will cost the state between $88,000 and $97,000.</p><p>The department says that estimate includes seven people: Bentley; his wife, Dianne; two security staff members; Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield; and two other department employees. The Department of Commerce leads the state government's industrial recruitment effort.</p><p>Department spokeswoman Gerri Miller said the goal of the trip to the Paris Air Show in mid-June was to bring home jobs.</p> Sat, 06 Jul 2013 19:53:03 +0000 The Associated Press 33634 at http://apr.org Governor Bentley's Trip To Paris $88,000 To $97,000 Alabama Seminars to Promote Trade With Canada http://apr.org/post/alabama-seminars-promote-trade-canada <P>The Alabama Department of Commerce and the Alabama Export Alliance are planning seminars April 9-10 to help companies learn more about exporting to Canada.</P> <DIV> <P>Department officials said the Canada is Alabama's top trading partner, with Alabama exporting $3.9 billion in goods to Canada in 2012. But they said Canada has its own unique trade customs and regulations. The seminars will be in Huntsville and Birmingham on April 9 and in Mobile on April 10. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:35:44 +0000 The Associated Press 27449 at http://apr.org Alabama Seminars to Promote Trade With Canada Ala. Governor to Unveil New Branding Initiative http://apr.org/post/ala-governor-unveil-new-branding-initiative <P>Gov. Robert Bentley and leaders of the Alabama Department of Commerce will unveil a new branding initiative and website aimed at assisting in recruiting new and expanding industries in the state.</P> <DIV> <P>The brand will be something that will turn people's attention to Alabama. The governor will unveil the new brand in a news conference at 10 a.m. today on the front steps of the Alabama Capitol.</P> <P>The unveiling will include the release of the 2012 New and Expanding Industries Report. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:46:19 +0000 The Associated Press 26970 at http://apr.org Ala. Governor to Unveil New Branding Initiative