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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.

Wanna Bet? Don’t Do It in Alabama

For decades, an unconfirmed statistic has floated around that Alabama has more illegal sports betting per capita than any other state in the nation.

Back Forty Beer Taps Historic Sloss Venue

Ten years after becoming one of the earliest breweries in the state of Alabama, Gadsden’s Back Forty Beer Co. has expanded for the first time.

What is Wealth?

However you measure it, it’s more about value than currency.

Grand Prix Plus Motorcycle Mardi Gras

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Motorsports Park in Birmingham stay busy, with events scheduled for between 270 and 280 days a year.

Trailblazer of U.S. Shrimp Farming

Aquaculturist David Teichert-Coddington worked out a formula for inland shrimp farming. Just as tough was coming up with a marketing formula, which now includes local restaurants, Whole Foods and Western Supermarkets.

From Ball Fields to Boardrooms

The business side of members of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

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Not Making the Grade

Big chunks of Alabama’s infrastructure rate the kind of report card you didn’t want to take home to your parents.

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Surviving and Thriving in Dog-Eat-Dog E-Commerce

Veterinary Internet ships vet supplies to 38 states and four continents, makes swift adaptations in IT, inventory and marketplaces, and stays a nip ahead of Amazon.

Decatur Students Get Hands on Lunar Rover

Students from areas including design drafting, machine tool and welding will work on the project through the end of the fall semester.

Roads and Politics

A permanent solution for dried up road funding includes a gasoline tax increase. But the spark of public support is essential.