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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...

Station 41: Southern Research’s latest venture to boost biotech in Alabama

Southern Research officially opened its much anticipated Station 41 biotech incubator earlier this week in Birmingham. The incubator, which provides office space, lab space, shared...

New partnership will transform stored ash into ‘Made in America’ construction materials

Eco Material Technologies, a leading producer of sustainable cementitious materials and near-zero carbon cement replacement products in North America, announced a new partnership with...

Infirmary Health and UAB partner to offer comprehensive cancer care for Gulf Coast patients

Infirmary Health of Mobile is partnering with UAB Health Systems to expand cancer care options for patients in the Gulf Coast area. Now an affiliate...

UA, Techstars team up on groundbreaking hydrologic accelerator for Tuscaloosa

Through a partnership between the Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority, the University of Alabama, and the most active pre-seed investor in the world, Techstars...

Lisa DeVine: Making a difference in defense with fearless leadership – 2024 Women of Impact

“There is a seat at the table for you.”  That’s what Lisa DeVine wants all young women coming up to know.   With a 20-year career as...

Cynthia Crutchfield: Growing roots in Alabama through innovation – 2024 Women of Impact

Cynthia Crutchfield leads Alabama’s first statewide public-private partnership focused on entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation with a mission to help innovators grow roots. The Montgomery...

Ashley Robinett: Collaboration at the heart of energizing Alabama’s future – 2024 Women of Impact

Ashley Robinett’s appreciation of community and collaboration has led to a career of tangible impact.  When looking to the early moments that shaped her interest...

Innovate Alabama accepting applications for supplemental grant program

Innovate Alabama has opened its fourth round of applications for its supplemental grants program. The program awards funds to Alabama companies that have been granted...

Tuberville: ‘The United States needs more nuclear energy’

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville has continually said President Biden's overregulation of American energy is driving up prices and killing jobs. In a speech from the...

Innovate Alabama launches new website built by Big Communications

2024 is already another big year for Birmingham-based Big Communications. On Wednesday, it was announced Big was selected to support two initiatives of Innovate Alabama...

Football far removed from days of drawing plays in dirt

Welcome to college football bowl season in the 21st century. The topics of eligibility and, except in the case of Florida State, injury have given...

Tuscaloosa Academy student wins congressional Digital App Challenge

A Tuscaloosa Academy student was recently recognized for creating an app that allows people nationwide to register to vote via smartphone and also helps...

UAB engineering students create walker to aid Children’s of Alabama patients

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's School of Engineering has teamed up with Children's of Alabama to bring an exciting new piece of equipment...

UA to bolster nation’s workforce in precision timing

A one-of-a-kind graduate program at the University of Alabama will pave the way for highly-skilled professionals to enter the ranks of the critical field...

State of Innovation Day brings together top Alabama business, political figures

Innovate Alabama's State of Innovation Day on Thursday was attended by not only some of the state's brightest tech entrepreneurs and businesspeople -- but...

5 principles of EARTH that are paving the way for prosperity in East Alabama

Bound by the love of community, EARTH will pave a prosperous path forward for East Alabama. “EARTH will convene people of all ages from Sylacauga...

UA students to compete in national EV battery challenge

A team of students from the University of Alabama will compete in a premier national competition to design, build, test and integrate an advanced...