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Commerce, allies target Alabama auto sector growth

Alabama’s auto sector is charging forward, with record-setting production and new expansion activity that’s adding more muscle to the state’s prominent position in a global industry.

Just this week, a new analysis showed that Honda’s Alabama assembly plant had an economic impact totaling $6.8 billion in 2014. A similar study this year focusing on Hyundai’s Alabama assembly operation also outlined that facility’s substantial financial impact.

Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz is launching a $1.3 billion expansion at its Alabama plant to prepare for the production of next-generation sport utilities, while supplier growth across the state has been strong throughout 2015.

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