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Sought-after Software Enterprises

Kevin Chowning has been part of two software startups that were later part of M&A transactions....

Speeding into the Future

October’s Southern Automotive Conference began with the sound of a revving engine and squealing tires reverberating over the loudspeakers at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex...

Taking Care of the Tide

Hotel Capstone is the longtime, game-weekend home for the Alabama football team.

Thomasville Library Rolls Out Career Tech Tools

Since February, visitors to the public library in the small, southwestern Alabama town of Thomasville can check out a book and check...

SidelinER Takes Center Stage

Pop-up medical tent for Crimson Tide football games is gaining nationwide attention.

A Straight Up Wager on Coal

Looking for a pure play in metallurgical coal? Alabama’s Warrior Met Coal is the only one you’ll find. Question is: How many are willing to bet on coal?

Monumental Iron Masters

There were two paths looming in front of Ricky Robinson in 1973, when Robinson Iron was formed as a spinoff from Robinson Foundry,...

EDPA Beams a Big, “Subtle” Message

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama is using a little digital enhancement to help boost the state’s image. Actually, it is some big...

Agility Prevails in Metals

There is a magnificent magnolia tree standing in front of the Birmingham headquarters of O’Neal Industries, an international distributor and processor of metal...

Minor League Baseball’s Business Plan

Minor league baseball is a highly promoted, year-round entertainment enterprise — with loudly touted but minimal contributions from the Majors.

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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.