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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.

Evolution of a Ship Rigger

ABOVE Chris Gossett puts a load on the overhead crane.   Adapting to changing markets has kept Marine and Industrial Supply of...

Banking Outside the Box

Technology is in, but bank branches aren’t out of style, not among Alabama banks.

U.S. Jobs Insourced Down Home

It seemed too good to be true — 300 high tech jobs looking for a small town. Because the city took good care of itself, Brewton turned out ideal after this Atlanta IT’s search for a rural homeplace.

Sprawling Amusement Park Launched in Foley

If you’re driving south down the Beach Express from Foley, a huge construction project arises where there used to be nothing but empty...

Bayou Shipbuilder Booming

Travis Short looks out the picture window in his Bayou La Batre office and points out the diversity of Horizon Shipbuilding’s clientele. To...

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