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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...

Enterprise as Therapy

They make protective sleeves for plants using brown paper and glue. They cut, sharpen and paint wooden stakes that hold real estate yard...

Former Paramedic Rethinks the Paperwork

Every time a paramedic treats a patient at the scene of an emergency or an ambulance transports a patient from a hospital to a...

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Business Catalyst Par Excellence: The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

It was part of the RTJ mission from the beginning: 11 sites and 26 masterful courses that would tee off on business opportunities across the state.

Superlative Burbs: Fairhope

Fairhope is a watchword among Alabama’s cities — known for its history, charm and intense sense of community.

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.

Hyundai Sees Opportunity in Collapse of U.S. Sedan Giants

Americans are enamored with the SUV these days. The sedan? Well, it seems U.S. drivers are just not into them the way they use...

New Model, New Record at Honda

Officials at the 4.6 million-square-foot Honda Manufacturing of Alabama plant are looking forward to a successful year after hitting production milestones in 2018.