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Gillis named CEO of Birmingham’s Innovation Depot

Innovation Depot, a Birmingham-based tech and bio-focused startup system, has selected Brooke Gillis as its CEO, the organization announced Wednesday. Alabama Media Group reported that...

Watch: Saban, local leaders tout investment potential in Appalachian Alabama

Alabama's rural and traditionally economically deprived Appalachian region has benefited from increased investment of late. This injection of funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)...

Eissmann Automotive to invest $3.4M, create 79 jobs in Pell City

German-based Eissmann Automotive will create 79 jobs as part of a $3.4 million expansion at its Pell City facility, the company announced Tuesday. The expansion...

Legislative leaders call for renewal of economic growth programs

A pair of key economic incentives programs has garnered bipartisan support in the Legislature, earning the endorsement of the highest-ranking leaders. The Alabama Jobs Act...

First-Time Homebuyer Savings Accounts renewed, thanks to Alabama Realtors

In 2018, the Alabama Association of Realtors led a legislative effort to create a First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account (FHSA) program. The association recently revisited the...

Bank Independent names Rockhill VP of Sales for Madison County

With three offices under construction on County Line Road in Madison, downtown Huntsville and at Hays Farm in South Huntsville, Bank Independent is preparing...

Alabama officials celebrate Spectrum expansion of broadband access in Walker County

Gov. Kay Ivey, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt and other state and community leaders joined with representatives of telecommunications giant Spectrum on Nov. 21 to celebrate construction on...

Alabama bioscience sector poised for growth through major investments

Growth projects valued at almost $200 million are now under way in Alabama’s bioscience sector, setting the stage for robust new research funding and...

Great Southern Wood plans $14M Mobile County expansion

Great Southern Wood plans to expand its treatment facility in Irvington, the Mobile Chamber announced Friday. The Mobile County facility will see a capital investment...

Skills for Success offers training for industry

There are thousands of jobs available in the construction industry across Alabama. To help close the gap to fill the positions, Skills for Success...

Mining group unveils Safety & Sustainability Award winners

The Alabama Mining Association (AMA) on Thursday announced the winners of the association's second annual Safety & Sustainability Awards. AMA held its awards presentation Nov....

Innovate Alabama leverages outdoor recreation to bolster economy

Innovate Alabama has formed a council to take full advantage of the Yellowhammer State's abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. The organization's Council on Outdoor Recreation will...

Auburn hosts ‘dynamic’ ground-breaking for soils lab

Auburn University’s College of Agriculture, the Auburn Research Technology Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service broke ground this week for...

Helena Duncan named Business Council of Alabama president & CEO

Helena Duncan has been named president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama, the organization announced Wednesday. Duncan began her career at BCA, the...

Wesley Britt joins Fine & Geddie governmental affairs firm

Wesley Britt, husband to U.S. Sen.-elect Katie Britt (R-Montgomery), has joined the  governmental affairs and legislative services firm of Fine, Geddie & Associates. A former...

Earn while you learn: Community colleges host apprenticeship programs

For those wanting a career change or, even, to start a career - and get paid while learning, Alabama's community colleges provide the solution. Every...

Alabama Workforce Council committee meeting looks to future of work in Alabama

Cooperation, collaboration and coordination were the key takeaways from the recent meeting of the Alabama Workforce Council (AWC) public-private partnership committee. Held Nov. 18 at Birmingham’s Red...

BCA names Joshua Vaughn VP of communications and marketing

The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) announced Wednesday the promotion of Joshua Vaughn to vice president of communications and marketing. Vaughn, who came to BCA...

Ivey proclaims ‘Small Business Saturday’ in Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey, reiterating her administration's support for small business, has declared Nov. 26 as "Small Business Saturday" by official proclamation. In issuing the proclamation,...

3 critical steps to take if you’re planning to buy a house in 2023

Get pre-approved The 2022 real estate market proved to be incredibly competitive for buyers and sellers. While many lost out on dream homes,...

Opinion: The Iron Bowl and America’s water pipe

Saturday will be the 87th playing of the Auburn vs. Alabama football game. The stakes may not be as high this year, but there will be no...

Aerojet Rocketdyne to expand Huntsville presence

Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding its Huntsville presence with additional job opportunities and a new facility to increase manufacturing and office space, the company announced...

Leaving legacy of service, Crosswhite to retire as Alabama Power CEO

Alabama Power President and CEO Mark Crosswhite is set to retire at the end of the year, the electric utility announced Monday. Crosswhite, who led...

TruSpin makes Alabama home to world’s first AC electrospinning facility

TruSpin, a Birmingham-based producer of rare nanofibers, is the world's first commercial operator of an alternating current (AC) electrospinning facility. The process TruSpin employs allows...