12 from ’21: A dozen stories we loved this year

A look at some of the stories we loved from 2021.

Take a look at our year in review, and you’ll see the big business stories of the year, from new businesses coming to the state, to existing businesses expanding, contracts awarded and other newsy milestones.

But this month, via our daily Business Alabama newsletter, we’ve also been celebrating a dozen stories from 2021 that we just loved. From robots to researchers, drones to digital business cards, we’re highlighting some people and businesses from the past year.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you may have seen some of these already, but to end the year, we wanted to compile them all for you. Here are our “12 from ’21,” in no particular order:

No. 1: Birmingham startup Linq experiencing rapid growth

No. 2: Deuce Drone takes flight in Mobile

No. 3: Working outside the box

No. 4: Fort Payne company knocks the lead out of radiation shielding

No. 5: Flatiron Firepits combines firepit, grill

No. 6: USA researcher looking to make water from air

No. 7: Auburn’s Si02 making vials for the vaccine

No. 8: Christina Woerner McInnis created SoilKit to help your yard bloom

No. 9: Brasfield & Gorrie using robots to roam construction sites

No. 10: O’Neal Industries turns 100

No. 11: Saving Selma’s historic St. James Hotel

No. 12: Alabama One emerges back from the brink

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