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Flood Maps Re-engineered for Big Bucks

Dozens of new beachfront condos built in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, including many condos built in place of developments destroyed by...

National Flood Insurance Back at Busted

The National Flood Insurance Program, the primary source of flood insurance coverage for most coastal residents, condo developments and businesses, ...

Tackling the Beast and Crafting Yachts

When you get put on hold at Saunders Yachtworks, a pleasant voice comes on the line and says, “Saunders Yachtworks, ...

Location, Location, Location

Of all of Alabama’s business-luring incentive programs, one of its newest, the film incentive, is perhaps the most successful in...

The Tinkerer

If Jim Busby were to write a book, it might be called “How to tinker your way onto the New York Stock...

The Great Mobile Bay Algae Shake

Thanks to a Tweet sent out by a retired cattle rancher who wrote several of the Grateful Dead’s most popular songs, Daphne...

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Business Catalyst Par Excellence: The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

It was part of the RTJ mission from the beginning: 11 sites and 26 masterful courses that would tee off on business opportunities across the state.

Superlative Burbs: Fairhope

Fairhope is a watchword among Alabama’s cities — known for its history, charm and intense sense of community.

Expansions Continue to Roll

Alabama’s auto sector won the grand prize in 2018, a $1.6 billion greenfield plant that led a year of industry expansion announcements.

Hyundai Sees Opportunity in Collapse of U.S. Sedan Giants

Americans are enamored with the SUV these days. The sedan? Well, it seems U.S. drivers are just not into them the way they use...

New Model, New Record at Honda

Officials at the 4.6 million-square-foot Honda Manufacturing of Alabama plant are looking forward to a successful year after hitting production milestones in 2018.