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Insights in Credit Union Lending

Leading Alabama credit unions see a shift from mortgage to consumer lending, temperate reaction to rising interest rates and accelerated adoption of online loan transactions.

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.

Engineering Marvels Become Old Workhorses

Most of Alabama’s locks and dams are past their 50-year design life. But they’re not as ancient as other U.S. waterways, so they aren’t in line for federal funding.

Petroleum Company Discovers Liquidity in U.K.

Fast growing Diversified Gas & Oil pulls its petroleum from venerable fields in Appalachia and went public a year ago on a London exchange.

What’s in a Name?

Millions of dollars a year, if that name is “Alabama”

At the Intersection of Trains, Trucks, Planes and Ships

ABOVE Containers in transit at the Port of Mobile. Photo by Mike Kittrell  Nil, or close to it. Those...

State Water Plan Stalled

ABOVE Roy McCauley, of the Alabama Pulp and Paper Council, worries that a state water plan might put an unnecessary layer...

Endowment Management at the Top

There is a reason why it appears that Auburn and Alabama’s fundraising activities are in higher gear than ever before. It’s because they are....

The R&D Multiplier

ABOVE Scientists at Evonik’s new Research & Development Center in Birmingham work to develop screws and plates used to fix bone fractures from...

Raising and Retaining Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship education and support centers are one of the fastest growing segments of Alabama business schools. The growth may be just in time to keep our best entrepreneurs in Alabama.

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