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Economic development magazine taps Alabama for its Silver Shovel Award

National business publication Area Development has selected Alabama for its Silver Shovel Award in recognition of major economic development project wins during 2023. “Being awarded the Silver...

Analysis shows Birmingham ranks 2nd nationally in daily miles driven, could save big with electric vehicles

The Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition (ACFC) is highlighting a new analysis showing Birmingham ranks second nationally in daily private vehicle miles traveled. ACFC noted...

Junior Achievement of Alabama announces $20 Million capital campaign to build the McWane Economic Education Center

Junior Achievement of Alabama (JA) announced an ambitious $20 million capital campaign to construct downtown Birmingham's McWane Economic Education Center. With a lead gift...

State Rep. Mike Shaw on cryptocurrency: ‘My main concern is making sure that Alabama is a blockchain-friendly state’

State Rep. Mike Shaw (R-Hoover) is hoping that cryptocurrency will have a place to thrive in the Yellowhammer State. The lawmaker put forward a...

UAW president Shawn Fain under federal investigation

After the union's unsuccessful attempt to organize the Mercedes-Benz Plant in Vance, Alabama, president of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Shawn Fain is under...

Auburn University expands advanced manufacturing support

Auburn University is initiating a project aimed at extending its support for the state’s advanced manufacturing capabilities, the school announced in Monday's Board of...

Innovate Alabama debuts SEEK AL campaign to leverage outdoor assets

Innovate Alabama has launched SEEK AL, a digital campaign dedicated to showcasing the rich variety of outdoor recreational assets the state has to offer to...

Anchored by a new amphitheater, Birmingham developer Robert Simon talks about his next vision: The Star Uptown

Ground was officially broken last week on a new amphitheater for Birmingham at an event with city leaders and development partners excited for the...

New venture focuses on pristine spring water in rural Alabama

Governor Kay Ivey joined the leaders of Alabama Mineral Springs LLC today to celebrate the company’s ambitious five-year project to sustainably distribute mineral-rich water...

Toyota Alabama to expand production, create 350 jobs

The Toyota powerplant manufacturing facility in Huntsville has turned into an engine powerhouse. And, it continues to help drive the area economy. Toyota Alabama is expanding...

Alabama auto industry’s rapid growth fueled by billions in new investment

For Alabama’s economic future, the pivotal moment came on Sept. 30, 1993, when executives of Mercedes-Benz arrived in Tuscaloosa with an announcement that shocked...

Alabama Iron and Steel Council names Phil Goodwin as chairman, Maury Gaston thanked for ‘exceptional’ leadership

The Alabama Iron and Steel Council (AISC), an affiliate of Manufacture Alabama, named Phil Goodwin as its new chairman. The group also extended its...

Metze to lead Alabama Fiber Network as inaugural CEO of state’s middle-mile broadband coalition

On Tuesday, the Alabama Fiber Network (AFN), a coalition of eight electric co-ops and partners throughout the state, announced the hiring of Terry Metze...

Scott Tindle: Alabama can harness the crypto, blockchain boom

Alabama has become a home for innovation and excitement in recent years. From aerospace to automobiles to agriculture, Alabama has found itself in a...

Lockheed Martin celebrates opening of 122,000 square-foot engineering facility in Huntsville

Lockheed Martin, Department of Defense, state and local officials celebrated the opening of the company’s $18 million engineering facility, labs and demonstration center at...

Stadthagen: Secret ballots empower Alabama workers in unionization votes

Alabama House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen says his recent legislation will effectively keep the United Auto Workers (UAW) and large union interests away from...

Regions Foundation, Bessemer community leaders unveil breakthrough in affordable housing ‘one block at a time’

On Wednesday, community leaders and residents lined up around the block of three new modern homes in Bessemer's Northside neighborhood to witness a milestone...

The Wiregrass Innovation Center: A home for future visionaries

It was thrilling to be part of the recent groundbreaking of the Wiregrass Innovation Center in downtown Dothan. The Wiregrass Innovation Center will be...

Miss Baker, Huntsville’s space pioneer, launched 65 years ago today

One of our nation’s first astronauts, who later became a much-beloved resident of Huntsville, Alabama, was launched from Cape Canaveral on a historic space...

Alabama lawmakers present $3.94 million SEEDS grant to Dothan industrial development board

Last week, state legislators representing the Wiregrass region presented the Industrial Development Board of Dothan, Alabama with a $3.94 million check from the State...

HudsonAlpha gains Innovate Alabama Network designation, grants for entrepreneurs

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has earned the Innovate Alabama Network designation and was awarded funding for two key initiatives to strengthen entrepreneurs across the...

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace takes stage to promote Space4All STEM awareness campaign

Prior to the GEICO 500, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace took the stage at Talladega Superspeedway alongside retired NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, commercial astronaut Dr....

Building Alabama’s future workforce: Over 5,300 companies partner with ACCS

Across Alabama, businesses of all sizes are facing a crucial challenge: Finding skilled workers. More than 5,000 businesses who collaborate with the Alabama Community...

New $330M Coca-Cola facility to include bottling, corporate and sales operations

Coca-Cola Bottling Company United is planning a nearly $330 million investment in a  multifaceted Birmingham Coca-Cola facility in the Kingston community. The facility is...