Australia group buys Black Warrior Minerals, Snead State grant will fund workforce center

Australia group buys Black Warrior Minerals
Australia’s Allegiance Coal will buy Cordova’s Black Warrior Minerals. Allegiance will pay $4 million in cash and replace the $5.3 million reclamation bond. – Mining Weekly 

Snead State grant will fund workforce center
A $4 million grant announced by Gov. Kay Ivey will be used by Snead State Community College to build a regional workforce training center in Marshall County. Funding is coming from the Public School and College Authority bond issue. The facility will offer training in four areas: industrial systems technology and mechatronics; welding technology; machine tool technology; and heating, ventilation and air conditioning. – News 19

Alabama Innovation Corporation will promote entrepreneurship
In a ceremonial bill signing Thursday, Gov. Kay Ivey marked the establishment of the Alabama Innovation Corporation, which will promote innovation and entrepreneurship in technology. An 11-member board will lead the AIC, comprised of five public officials and six from the private sector appointed by the governor.  –

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