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State, local officials celebrate $120M AUBix data center as vital asset to industry

AUBix company leadership held a grand opening on Monday for its $120 million data center which will bring enhanced access to high-speed internet to...

Enterprise manager readies future employees while giving back to community

In a 31-year career filled with twists and turns, Ginger Dean’s path has come full circle, with engineering bringing her back home to the...

How south Alabama is attracting entrepreneurs

Business leaders and innovators in Mobile are learning new ways to attract more entrepreneurs and startup businesses to south Alabama. Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, members...

Alabama’s innovation economy sees strength in inclusion

Alabama’s innovation economy will not reach its full potential unless it is inclusive. That was the message from Alabama Finance Director Bill Poole. He served...

FAA, Army turn to Auburn University additive center for 3D printing research

Auburn University is teaming with federal aviation authorities to improve commercial air travel by raising the reliability of 3D-printed metal aircraft components through two grants...

Alabama researchers focus on peanut genome to improve harvests

Peanuts are an important part of rural Alabama’s economy, and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is doing innovative research aimed at producing healthier harvests. Scientists at the...

Alabama-based Repowr raises $4.2 million seed round

Repowr, a collaborative logistics marketplace and digital-leasing platform aiming to bring visibility and value to underused transportation equipment, has closed a $4.2 million seed...

Tenax plans $1 million in upgrades, new jobs at rural Conecuh plant

EVERGREEN, Alabama — Tenax Corp. plans to invest $1 million on improvements and new production machinery at its manufacturing facility in Evergreen, where it has...

Warrior Met Coal pipeline bombing believed to be connected to labor dispute, company says

As authorities continue to investigate the suspected bombing of a Warrior Met Coal-owned natural gas pipeline, the company is offering $25,000 to any individual...

Birmingham-based roofing contractor awarded prestigious ranking, expands operations

Birmingham-based Apex Roofing & Restoration was recently awarded the ranking of 60th on the Inc. 5000 Regionals list of the fastest-growing private companies in...

4 locations where a vacation home could be making you money

Alabama’s vast terrain ranks above average according to AirDNA’s market research among short-term rentals in the U.S. The national average occupancy rate is just...

University of Alabama to host Women in Business Conference

A series of events on the University of Alabama campus intends to connect – and inspire – accomplished women professionals, alumnae and female students of UA’s Culverhouse...

Mercedes producing electric vehicles in Alabama as it accelerates toward an EV-only future

In one of the two assembly plants at the sprawling Mercedes-Benz factory in Tuscaloosa County, workers shift seamlessly from making traditional SUVs with a brand new,...

Finally… smart news for smart people in North Alabama

256 Today is made up of a dedicated local team reporting the news that impacts North Alabamian’s daily lives. Rooted in the community, 256...

Opelika lands $112M Niagara Bottling production facility

Niagara Bottling, one of the nation's most prominent beverage manufacturers, on Wednesday announced plans to open a production facility in Opelika. According to the governor's...

Smith family gift pushes University of Alabama’s Rising Tide campaign over $1 billion

The University of Alabama’s Rising Tide Capital Campaign has surpassed $1 billion in charitable commitments toward its $1.5 billion goal, thanks to a recent...

University programs put spotlight on rural Alabama communities

Universities across Alabama are engaged in a number of activities that offer promising developments for the state’s rural communities and the key industries that...

Lauded Birmingham pastry chef Dolester Miles retires

She is self-taught, yet went on to win the nation’s highest culinary honor in her field, a James Beard award for Outstanding Pastry Chef....

Auburn graduate mixing up a unique enterprise in New Orleans with El Guapo

At first, the pandemic wasn’t too kind to Christa Cotton and her fledgling cocktail company. And then, it was. A recent check-in – right before...

Forbes names C Spire one of top midsized employers in U.S.

Forbes and Statista, two business industry leading ranking providers, named C Spire, a Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company, one of the best...

UNA College of Business and Technology receives historic $2.4M donation

The University of North Alabama (UNA) College of Business and Technology on Thursday announced that it had received a $2.45 million charitable gift from...

Guest: Women, the construction industry is calling you

The COVID-19 pandemic hammered workforce participation, and it’s still recovering—especially with women. According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, men...

Alabama Innovation Corporation board of directors holds first meeting

The Alabama Innovation Corporation board of directors held its first meeting on Friday, March 4. Established through legislation signed by Gov. Kay Ivey, the Alabama...

Southern Research sells engineering division; Transaction to increase Birmingham investment

Tuesday, the University of Alabama board of trustees gave approval to the sale of Southern Research's engineering division to Kratos Defense and Security Solutions...