Facebook Expansion in Huntsville will top $1 billion, ASU offering virtual small business training

Facebook expansion in Huntsville will top $1 billion
Facebook has confirmed its investment in its data center expansion in Huntsville will top $1 billion. The four-building complex will employ more than 200 people, twice as many as the original plan. The 2.5-million-square-foot data center, located in North Huntsville Industrial Park, will serve both Facebook and Instagram. – AL.com

ASU offering virtual small business training
Alabama State University’s Small Business Development Center is offering Developing a Business Plan, a virtual training session on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The free workshop will offer tips on writing a business plan, managing a business and marketing/sales. Pre-registration is required.  – Alabama State University

Britt running for U.S. Senate
Katie Boyd Britt, who resigned as president of the Business Council of Alabama last week, has filed paperwork to run for the U.S. Senate in Alabama. Prior to coming to the BCA, Britt was an aide to Sen. Richard Shelby, who is retiring.  – News 19

Williams Fire Apparatus launches $1 million expansion
Williams Fire Apparatus, the family-owned company headquartered in Ashland, is in the midst of a $1 million expansion that will add an 18,000-square-foot service center and repurpose its original building in Clay County. The company maintains fire vehicles for departments around the region. – Made in Alabama

Shelby County chamber honors small businesses of the year
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce honored five businesses in different categories as small businesses of the year. Winners were CPC Office Technologies, Sawyer Solutions LLC, Montevallo Family Dentistry, Charles Dixon Industries Inc. and Creations Galore and Moore. – Shelby County Reporter

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