Tuscaloosa County, home to the University of Alabama, the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport and Mercedes-Benz, offers economic and cultural attractions.
Tuscaloosa's Riverwalk continues to expand, with a half-mile added last year and more to come.
The individuals who help shape the communities in Tuscaloosa County, including Dr. Stuart Bell, president of the University of Alabama.
Tuscaloosa County and the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport are making improvements to parks, housing, schools and the airport, among others.
Three institutions of higher learning provide certificate and degree options for area residents, including Shelton State Community College.