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Alabama Grocers award $37,500 in scholarships

Birmingham, Ala. -- The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation (AGEF) recently awarded $37,500 in scholarships to employees or children of employees from Alabama Grocers Association...

Rural Alabama receives $495K investment from USDA to spur economic growth

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development on Monday announced that the USDA is investing grants totaling $495,055 to support entrepreneurs and businesses...

Joint venture to bring $40M steel plant to Madison, supplying Huntsville’s Mazda Toyota Manufacturing assembly

A three-company joint venture announced plans to create Madison Metal Processing (MMP), a company which will supply steel blanks to Huntsville's Mazda Toyota manufacturing...

Alabama’s business climate scores near top in new rankings

Business Facilities, a national economic development publication, ranked Alabama’s business climate among the top states in an analysis evaluating key economic categories. Alabama earned the...

Tuberville: National defense bill includes big wins for Alabama

“Speak softly, but carry a big stick,” was President Theodore Roosevelt’s motto when it came to our country’s security posture. America’s strong national defense...

Regions names Jason Isbell senior vice president of state government affairs and economic development

Regions Bank has tapped one of the state's foremost experts on banking law and government affairs to serve as senior vice president of state...

Alabama League of Municipalities launches Economic Development Academy

The Alabama League of Municipalities (ALM) on Thursday announced the creation of its Economic Development Academy, which will partner with local leaders in an...

Governor Ivey ceremonially signs key legislation aiming to drive innovation

Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) on Thursday hosted a ceremonial bill signing for legislation passed during the 2021 regular session, which includes two key pieces...

University of North Alabama goes the extra mile to prepare students for the modern-day workforce

There is a threat to the Alabama economy. It is a decline in workforce employees with an increasing demand in open positions. While Alabama is...

U.S. Space Command chief says protecting space assets crucial to daily life

During a virtual event hosted by Auburn University, U.S. Army General and Commander of the U.S. Space Command James Dickinson explained the need to...

Montgomery technical student awarded Lockheed Martin Vocational Training Scholarship

Trace Strock, a student at Trenholm State Technical College, has been announced as a recipient of the 2021 Lockheed Martin Vocational Training Scholarship. The...

U.S. Commerce Dept. invests $450K in Birmingham area for bioscience job growth

The Birmingham Business Alliance (Alliance), in partnership with Jefferson and Shelby Counties, is leading an effort to spur job growth in the bioscience industry...

ULA enters final prep on its Alabama-built rocket ahead of Starliner launch

United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Atlas V rocket is set to power the next important mission for NASA's Commercial Crew Program. The Alabama-built rocket is scheduled...

Alabama Department of Commerce launches ‘Next’ campaign to showcase state’s high-tech capabilities

The Alabama Department of Commerce has launched a marketing campaign to highlight the innovation-rich workforce and seemingly limitless industrial potential of the Yellowhammer State. The...

Alabama veteran questions Biden economic plan on ‘Fox & Friends’ — ‘It’s important to sustain America’s prosperity’

Alabama veteran and business owner Colin Wayne appeared on Fox News Channel’s "Fox & Friends" on Saturday, urging President Joe Biden to prioritize American...

Tuberville opposes Democrat-backed labor legislation, says it undermines worker freedom

During a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) hearing on Thursday, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) voiced his opposition to the PRO...

Landing commits $1 million to growth of Birmingham tech ecosystem

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Landing, a fast-growing company building a nationwide network of furnished apartments available to members, today announced a $1 million investment in...

Regions reports second quarter earnings of $748 million based on delivery of ‘solid performance’

Birmingham-based Regions Financial Corporation announced its second quarter 2021 earnings on Friday. The company reported net income available to common shareholders of $748 million and...

Boeing’s Starliner capsule cleared for launch on ULA’s Atlas V — ‘We are ready to fly’

Teams from NASA and Boeing completed the flight readiness review on Thursday for the Starliner space capsule's upcoming trip to the International Space Station...

Tuberville delivers for Alabama’s defense priorities as NDAA passes committee

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2022 reported out of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Wednesday night with U.S. Senator...

Taziki’s founder launches new Greek cuisine concept in Birmingham area

Greek Street is a new addition to the state's fast-casual restaurant market. Inspired by the fast-paced approach to food found in the urban areas of...

Hobby Lobby founder donates $20 million to Church of the Highlands’ Highlands College

On Wednesday, Birmingham's Highlands College announced Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green and the Green family donated $20 million, which will fund the institution’s...

Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama named No. 1 in the nation

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama took home the Chamber of the Year Award on Tuesday. The group received top designation of the Association...

Beasley Allen’s Gibson Vance installed as president-elect of the Alabama State Bar

Montgomery lawyer Gibson Vance is set to become the 147th president of the Alabama State Bar in 2022. A principal at the Beasley Allen Law...