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Shelley Stewart: From Segregation to Connections

At a time when cultural and political forces were aligned to keep people apart in Alabama, Shelley Stewart wanted to start a...

Aggressive Strategies in Hard Times

Few business sectors have been hit as hard as the construction industry by the economic downturn that began in 2008. The Associated General...

Slow Trains & Wide Open Spaces

In Birmingham, a river does not run through it. There is no lake front or bay side or ocean view. No significant...

Human Resources

With the unemployment rate hovering around 9 percent and nearly 14 million Americans unemployed, companies have an abundance of workers to choose...

Rebuilding Alabama's Front Porch

One of the first things greeting you when you reach the departure level of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is the curious façade on the...

Back in the Game with a Splash

After living the fast life in New York City, Alabama native Don Logan decided to retire and return home to spend his days...

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Market Volatility: Weighing the Wide Swings

Why what happened in 2018 is not out of the ordinary. Why not to overreact.

Spotlight on Montgomery County

Montgomery County, in central Alabama, is part of the state’s River Region and is home to the state’s capital city, Montgomery.

Airbus Breaks Ground on New Assembly Line in Mobile

When the new Airbus A220 line gears up, Mobile will be the fourth largest producer of commercial aircraft in the world.

Birmingham Scrutinizes its Workforce

Birmingham put the numbers to its job market and found a lot of work to be done. For one, its IT segment grew 77 percent in five years, creating a job gap that will grow over the next decade.

Winning the Plant, Finding the Workforce

Alabama auto industry ramps up workforce development efforts in advance of the new Mazda Toyota plant.