Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mobile No. 2 in growth potential

Alabama's Mobile and Huntsville placed in the top five of a list ranking 10 U.S. metro areas with the highest economic growth potential in the July/August 2013 issue of Business Facilities magazine. Baton Rouge, La., also along the Gulf Coast, ranked No. 1 and Mobile was ranked No. 2 in the list. Huntsville was No. 4. Mobile was cited for landing the $600 million Airbus assembly line. Editor in Chief Jack Rogers said Airbus will "be a powerful engine for growth in the Mobile region for decades to come." Other metros in the top five were McAllen, Texas; and Provo-Orem, Utah. (Source: al.com, 08/19/13)