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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

State Sen. Allen: First responders need support as new generation of automobiles emerge

As EVs and charging stations become more common in Alabama and across the nation, there is a need for first responders to be better equipped and...

Meta to build $800 million next-generation data center in Alabama

On Thursday, Governor Kay Ivey announced that technology giant Meta Platforms plans to open an $800 million data center in Alabama’s capital city that...

Waggoner, Smitherman: Alabama needs a biotech training center to support a vital, growing industry

Alabama is a great place to do business, but we can be even better by helping employers address what they continually describe as their...

Regions Bank named one of America’s most innovative companies by Fortune Magazine

Alabama is on the map of the most innovative companies in America -- thanks to Regions Bank. This week, FORTUNE magazine recognized a slate...

Auburn’s McCrary Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory to build cybersecurity center to protect electricity grid

Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security was awarded a $10 million Department of Energy grant in partnership with Oak Ridge...

Innovate Alabama awards nearly $4 million in funding to Alabama small businesses

Innovate Alabama has announced recipients for the fourth round of the Innovate Alabama Supplemental Grant Program, awarding nearly $4 million to 22 small businesses. 17...

Expanding access to high quality childcare builds support among Alabama lawmakers, working families

Last week, over 200 advocates gathered in Montgomery to ask the State Legislature to address public policy concerns and opportunities around childcare in Alabama. Alabama...

Alabama launches $30 Million in SEEDS funding to boost industrial site development statewide

Governor Kay Ivey announced on Monday that the State Industrial Development Authority (SIDA) has approved over $30 million in grants under the new Site...

Ivey creates task force to promote responsible use of artificial intelligence

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced the creation a task force to recommend policies and promote responsible use of of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) in...

New Alabama Commerce secretary recruits heavy hitters for state economic development strategic plan

Alabama Commerce Secretary Ellen McNair has been on the job for barely a month but is already at work on a strategic plan that...

UAH researchers design wearable biosensor to enhance health, athletic performance

Researchers at the University of Alabama in Huntsville have designed a wearable biosensor that offers a new way to measure human muscle activation to...

Water service improvements coming to Alexander City

Major improvements are coming to downtown Alexander City's water lines thanks to a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday. The...

Ivey announces over $40 million in funding for road, bridge projects

More than $40 million in state transportation funding has been set aside for 26 projects focused on improving Alabama's roads and bridges, Governor Kay...

Alabama Cyber School athletics, extracurriculars expands into ‘Sentinel Center’

What was once a condemned, otherwise vacant eyesore of a building at the corner of Wynn Drive and Bradford is now a unique and...

LiTHOS applies for $30M DOE grant to upgrade Bessemer lithium facility

LiTHOS has applied for a $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to upgrade its 55,000 square-foot plant in Bessemer to produce...

First fully electric assist tug boat built at Alabama shipyard

Alabama's Coden Shipyard, a small, family-owned property, was the construction site of the first fully electric ship assist harbor tug boat ever produced within...