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Big Builds by Alabama Builders: Complex College Challenge

Projects showcasing Alabama’s construction industry expertise

The Critical Business Issues of Privacy

Cyber security and data breaches are only the tip of the privacy iceberg — in a technology surge that now includes smart cities and facial recognition. Two Alabama privacy lawyers clue you in to the issues critical to your business.

Auburn’s Expansive Additive Manufacturing Centers

Auburn University has rapidly established itself as a national leader in additive manufacturing, with more than 70 public-private partnerships and expansion into sectors beyond manufacturing.

How Community Banks Balance Local Ties and New Technology

For businesses in midsized cities, community banks are still the source of wherewithal. For the bankers, it’s a balancing act between the strength of local relationships and the cost of new technology.

A New Universe of Medical Research

Alabama is well represented in this newest field of medical research. Perhaps more promising than the genome is the new frontier of the microbiome — your gut microbes and “all of the bugs that are living in symbiotic relationship with us.”

How I Got My Start: Tuskegee University’s Shaik Jeelani

Tuskegee University produces more research per capita than any other historically black college, and one reason is Shaik Jeelani. Tuskegee made a place for him 45 years ago and he was never persuaded to leave.

Mining Hardship for Prosperity

The Appalachian Regional Commission, Southern Research and a team of college interns assist small businesses in four counties hit by a coal mining slump.

Opelika Ponders, Plumbs, Presents Itself

Residents of Opelika eagerly dove into a citywide charrette called DesignPlace. One result morphed from sticky notes, through local history, into a logo with locomotion.

Auburn Invests in Native Invention

Auburn University’s two-year-old Launch initiative has invested $300,000 in university-born research — looking to bridge the gap between lab testing and commercialization.

Untreated Overflow

In affluent and poor communities alike, untreated sewage overflows into streams as many as 30 times a day across Alabama. Improvements to wastewater utilities usually only follow a problem, including a trip to the hospital after a summer swim.

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