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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