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First Early Childhood Educator Apprenticeship established in Alabama

As part of the Yellowhammer News Connect to your Future series, the following serves as information from series sponsor Alabama Works regarding the establishment...

Birmingham Promise awarded $1.8M Bloomberg Philanthropies grant for apprenticeship, internship program expansion

A grant totaling $1.8 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies has been awarded to Birmingham Promise for the expansion of its apprenticeship and internship program for...

Virtual SEUS-Japan meeting focuses on strong ties, growth potential

The robust economic and cultural ties between the U.S. Southeast and Japan are on full display in a virtual meeting of organizations dedicated to...

Shipshape to build network operations center in Birmingham, create 750 jobs

Austin, Texas-based Shipshape Solutions Inc. is building a network operations center in Birmingham. The center will be housed off U.S. 280 near downtown Birmingham. Shipshape will occupy...

UAH, RESPR partner to develop cutting-edge weather and climate data for Alabama

Cutting-edge, state of the art weather and climate data and analyses for Alabama business and governmental stakeholders is the goal of a new partnership...

Report touts Alabama’s natural, outdoor assets as economic development draw

Many folks may not view parks and nature trails as pivotal tools for economic development. But a recent report prepared for the Alabama Innovation Commission hails...

Distillery spurs vibrancy, new development in downtown Headland

HEADLAND, Alabama – When Lloyd Keel opened a distillery in Henry County three years ago, he envisioned a hobby business built on his longtime...

Why you should visit Bayou La Batre, the Seafood Capital of Alabama

If you’ve always wanted to visit a small, sleepy fishing village where most residents make a living from working on the water, Bayou La Batre (pronounced...

South Alabama celebrates record fundraising year

A growing alumni base, combined with committed supporters willing to give, has led to the most successful fundraising year in University of South Alabama...

Telemedicine startup MomentMD establishing Alabama headquarters

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Florida-based telemedicine startup MomentMD is establishing a headquarters in Birmingham after receiving an investment from the Alabama Futures Fund (AFF), a...

Birmingham ‘on the move’ as officials place finishing touches on Fox Sports USFL deal

Birmingham officials are finalizing agreements to bring Fox Sports' United States Football League (USFL) to Alabama's Magic City. Within the past month, local leadership held...

Auburn, Tuskegee partner to open access among communications programs

In an effort that increases access to Auburn University among students from underrepresented areas of Alabama, Auburn and Tuskegee University signed an agreement recently that adjoins the institutions’...

This Alabama bedroom community is booming

Millbrook may fit the traditional definition of a bedroom community. But don’t be fooled; this Alabama city is wide awake. “We’re seeing a tremendous number of...

Alabama Power’s Arnab Ghosal is working for a smarter grid

The Birmingham Business Journal recently unveiled its Top 40 Under 40 list for 2021, recognizing emerging leaders in the business community. Among those honored is...

How Alabama’s innovation vision helps cities and communities grow

Alabama’s roadmap to stimulate economic growth through innovation, entrepreneurship and technology will work only if state leaders in the public and private sectors work...

U.S. Space & Rocket Center unveils Blue Origin Mannequin Skywalker exhibit

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center on Friday unveiled a new exhibit in partnership with Blue Origin. Students from the Ardmore Boys & Girls Club...

John Metchie, III partners with Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

Alabama Crimson Tide standout wide receiver John Metchie, III is now partnering with Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe. The company announced the agreement at an event on...

Growth projects bringing 3,000 jobs to Alabama’s rural counties

Economic development activity in Alabama’s rural counties ticked higher during the first half of 2021, building on growth projects that were launched in these...

Alabama Office of Apprenticeship launches interactive dashboard to promote apprenticeships

The Alabama Office of Apprenticeship (AOA) recently launched an innovative tool in the organization's effort to promote registered apprenticeship expansion in Alabama. As part of...

State Rep. Garrett on lackluster workforce participation rate: ‘Through the back door’ we’ve set a new minimum wage at ‘about $15 an hour’

While Alabama's unemployment number hovers around 3%, the state's economy is still struggling with significant headwinds, given the workforce participation numbers are down significantly...

Veo, University of Alabama partner to provide 300 ebikes for Tuscaloosa campus students

The University of Alabama, by way of micromobility company Veo, is providing 300 ebikes to its Tuscaloosa campus students. Veo earlier this year brought its...

Lockheed Martin, Space Foundation bringing space-focused STEM program to Huntsville schools

Thanks to funding from Lockheed Martin, Space Foundation is presenting its Space in the Community Program to two Huntsville schools. From November 3 through November...

Breeze Airways showcases lavish Airbus A220 aircraft at Mobile manufacturing facility

Breeze Airway's new Airbus A220-300 aircraft was on display at the company's U.S. manufacturing facility in Mobile on Tuesday. The A220-300 aircraft is the first...

Huntsville plays role in Boeing landing recognition for support of International Space Station

Space-related operations conducted by Boeing's Huntsville workforce have contributed to the aerospace titan's recognition from the Aviation Week Program for its support of the...