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Baldwin County economic development leader praises ‘Working for Alabama’ impact, future potential

Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance President Lee Lawson said the 2024 legislative session is going to be of great benefit for Alabama's workforce and...

BroadbandNow ranking shows Alabama’s transformational leap in connectivity

Alabama's broadband availability has continued to grow by leaps and bounds in recent years. In 2019, the state was ranked 47th in the U.S....

$53.5 million awarded for ‘Middle-Mile’ broadband service across 24 Alabama counties

On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey awarded nearly $53.5 million to expand high-speed internet across Alabama in yet another milestone of the state's longstanding effort...

UAB to acquire Ascension St. Vincent’s

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved an agreement with Ascension for UAB Health System Authority to assume ownership of Ascension St....

Alabama-based MartinFed awarded $8 billion IT services contract for FBI, DOJ

Buy local is a nationwide initiative encouraging Americans to shop at their local community businesses. For the federal government, if bids work out, that phrase...

Steve Flowers: ‘Working for Alabama’ legislation is monumental

As former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Sam Rayburn once said, and I’ll paraphrase, “Any fool can kick down a barn, but...

Innovate Alabama receives $98 million to continue support of small businesses

Innovate Alabama plays a crucial role in fostering small business growth across the Yellowhammer State. To continue those invaluable efforts, the organization is set...

South Korean auto supplier opens $128M Tuskegee plant, 170 new jobs expected

A South Korean auto supplier has opened its first U.S.-based production facility in Tuskegee, Alabama. Samkee Corp. reportedly invested $128 million to build the...

Clay McInnis: Cryptocurrency and the Future

Since assuming office, President Biden and his SEC regulators have initiated measures that could potentially disrupt the digital assets industry. These actions have far-reaching...

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...