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Downtown Digs, Coast to Coast

President and founder of Birmingham-based Capstone Building Corp., Jay Chapman is one of the leading Alabama general contractors in one of the few...

Flashback: Mississippi Breaks Past Alabama into Automaking

Big stakes sour grapes were the subject of “Why Not Drop the Big One?” — a feature in the February 2001 issue of Business...

Risk Assessment: Exceedingly Vast

Daniel Clemens is the founder of Birmingham-based Packet Ninjas, a small cyber security company that counts among its clients Nasdaq, Harvard University,...

Flashback: Chip Carter, Grits and Economic Development

“We had been quietly told that nothing short of White House intervention would get this application off dead-center, ” said Huntsville Airport Authority Chairman...

Alabama and the Lively Private Equity Market

Since the 2008 recession and tightening of bank lending, private companies have increasingly turned to private equity investors as a source of growth...

Update on Alabama's Passenger Rail Progress

The last step to restoration of passenger rail service between Montgomery and Birmingham was initiated in October, when the Southern Rail Commission completed...

Making the Most of Serving Nonprofits

Dave Gray is the CEO of Birmingham-based Daxko Inc., one of the state’s most successful information technology companies. Daxko makes money in one...

Flashback: Coalition of the Willing

Talking energy policy, politicians like to trumpet national security. But when it comes to the risks of offshore drilling, they mostly head...

Hard Rock Mining Easing Up

Tom Hill, in July, was named president and CEO of Vulcan Materials Inc., the second largest nonbank public company in Alabama,...

Flashback: The Wright Brothers Fly with the Montgomery Chamber

In our March 2010 issue of Business Alabama, Samford University journalism professor Julie Hedgepeth Williams reprised for us an episode from her book...

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