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Alabama Builders Advance New Technologies

Technology is now making a difference on the ground in Alabama construction — whereas, the data once just flowed to HQ.

Southern Sky Aviation Takes Flight

Southern Sky Aviation, the sixth air charter company in the state, is also filling a big gap in in-state aircraft maintenance.

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.

UAB’s Intensive Care for Rural Clinics

Management agreements between UAB Hospital and three rural hospitals is relieving pressure on UAB, preserving local economies and saving lives.

Family Dinner on Demand

Nourishing, handmade meals that bring the family back together for dinner, delivered in 38 states from a kitchen in Birmingham. Two veterans of the fiercely competitive food industry fulfilled this improbable business plan in only four years.

Disaster Graduate School

At the Center for Domestic Preparedness, in Anniston, first-responders from across the nation prepare to handle worst-case scenarios.

Water Works

In 12 years, the Alabama Scenic River Trails have developed into the longest river trail within one state — 5,300 miles. As tourism infrastructure, it has grown from eight outfitter companies to over 50 — some 300 employees helping to launch and serve paddlers.

Worth the Risk

Birmingham-based insurer Infinity carved a nationwide niche among big city Hispanics. Bilingual agents and in-house lawyers were keys to a success that led to a $1.6 billion acquisition by Kemper.

Birmingham Scores NBA Game with BBVA Bank Shot

The city of Birmingham scored its first NBA preseason game in a dozen years with a big assist from a local corporate sponsor.

From Napa to Bama

One of California’s newest wines has roots in a partnership extending to Alabama.

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