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Port Supply Hub Reflects Virus Crash

The Alabama State Port Authority has been logjammed since the virus crisis wrecked international supply chains. Containers stack up untaken. 24 percent growth set to cliff dive.

A Rich Surplus in Forest Assets

Alabama is fortified with the largest timber inventory it has ever recorded — near the top of the Southeast’s growing dominance in North American timber resources.

Rising Aircraft Parts Rebuilder

In eight years, Aerostar has expanded its parts-based maintenance and repair services, serving major and smaller carriers in the U.S. and abroad.

Big Builds by Alabama Builders: High-end Student Lodge in High Arizona

Projects showcasing Alabama’s construction industry expertise

How to Get the Best Price for Your Business

Top Alabama accounting experts set you on the path to negotiating the top price when you put your business up for sale.

Mobile’s Economy is on the Move

Increasingly, Mobile County's economy is based on moving things in and out.

Swedish Steel Makes Alabama Its North American Home

A leveling of trade inequities and improved steel demand are the foundation of a $100 million new investment in one of the premier electric-arc steel mills in the country — SSAB America’s flagship in Mobile, the new company headquarters, after a move from Chicago.

Roads and Politics

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

The Opioid Crisis Goes to Court

Cities and counties across Alabama turn to the courts to find help in dealing with an addiction that’s especially rampant here.

Port Angles for Auto Traffic

After downturns in coal, Alabama’s port bids for autos — landing a $60 million facility planned by two Latin American partners.

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