Area Development ranks Alabama high; CACC wants to buy church, expand; Daniel Corp. developing new Auburn Publix complex;

Alabama is 6th on Area Development's Top States for Doing Business list.

National site selection website ranks Alabama high

Area Development, a national group that focuses on site selection, among other topics, has ranked Alabama No. 6 on its Top States for Doing Business list. The state ranked high in several individual categories, too, including Overall Cost of Doing Business. Georgia topped the list.  – Area Development


CACC wants to buy church, expand

Central Alabama Community College is asking the City of Prattville and Autauga County for $4 million to help the school buy East Memorial Baptist Church. CACC would plan to serve 3,500 students at a new Prattville facility. – Montgomery Advertiser

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Daniel Corp. developing new Publix in Auburn

A new Publix-anchored shopping center near Auburn University’s campus should be open in the fall of 2022. Daniel Corp. is the complex’s real estate development firm, with Nelson Architecture designing, LBYD as project engineer and Batson-Cook Construction providing construction services. –


SmartBank expanding further into Alabama

Following its announcement of expansion into Auburn and Mobile, SmartBank has hired bankers to lead expansion efforts in Montgomery, Dothan and Birmingham. The three new leaders for SmartBank all came from BBVA. – Yahoo Finance


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