What’s New With Right to Work Alabama’s Economy?

Companies are investing in Alabama as a result of its Right to Work laws. The most recent include Shinhwa and Novelis, as well as Airbus and Cerrowire. Altogether, these investments will create a total of 2,172 new jobs. So this is exciting news for the economy!

Read on in order to learn more.


Shinhwa is investing $78 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Auburn, Alabama. This will create 42 new jobs!

“This is a great example of the constant innovation and advancements in manufacturing, particularly in the automotive sector, right here in Alabama. […] With this expansion, Shinhwa will have invested over $190 million and created more than 185 well-paying jobs since choosing Auburn as their first U.S. location. Congratulations to Shinhwa on another successful expansion.” […]

“Alabama has become a key player in the evolving global automotive industry, and Shinhwa’s continued growth in Auburn illustrates how our industry is preparing for the future. […] We look forward to working with the company to support its expansion plans and fully develop the growth potential of its Auburn manufacturing operation.”



Novelis is investing $2.5 billion in order to ad a new location in Right to Work Bay Minette, Alabama. This will create 1,000 new jobs!

“With this massive investment and large-scale hiring plans, Novelis will launch a high-tech aluminum mill that will generate significant economic impacts throughout the region for generations. […] Novelis is a world-class company, and we know that it has selected a prime location in ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and specifically Baldwin County as home for its growth plans.” […]

“Novelis’ decision to locate the nation’s most technologically advanced aluminum mill in Baldwin County is a powerful testament to both the state’s attractive business climate and to the capabilities of our talented manufacturing workforce. […] The magnitude of this project makes it a game-changing development for Alabama’s industrial sector and a jobs engine for the region.” […]

“Baldwin County’s accelerated growth and forward-thinking leadership has made it possible to attract Novelis, a world-class company, to our community. […] The economic and generational impact this investment will have on Baldwin County will help further diversify and grow our economy for years to come.”



Airbus is expanding soon in Right to Work Mobile, Alabama. As a result, this will create 1,000 new jobs for the area’s economy!

“It’s wonderful to see Airbus continue to grow its only U.S. airliner manufacturing operation with another expansion in Mobile. […] This growth is made possible by the company’s skilled workforce in Alabama and our commitment to developing a pipeline of future aerospace workers.” […]

“Airbus has been an extraordinary partner as we work together daily to help change people’s lives. […] Airbus provides incredible career opportunities, and we have the awesome opportunity to help them find their team and assist with training.”



Cerrowire is investing $100 million in order to add a new facility in Right to Work Morgan County, Alabama. This will create 130 new jobs!

“We are looking forward to Hartselle being the strategic location that is a perfect fit for our major new venture and to the creation of over 130 jobs to support this growing community.” […]

“Cerrowire’s significant investment in this new Alabama facility will position the company for future growth while also providing a meaningful financial boost to the Hartselle area through the creation of new jobs and opportunities.”


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