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Business Incubation Through Technology

Gone is the image of the university as an ivory tower, that metaphoric turret where professors and researchers labor in isolation far removed...

The Roar of Entrepreneurs

Come one, come all — trendsetters, groundbreakers and changers of the status quo. Converging on the Plains this month are moderators, ...

High Risk with Due Diligence

Facebook was smaller than MySpace, with fewer than 10 employees, before angel investors swooped in. Without angel investing Google might not be...

Top Economic Coups of 2014

Area Development magazine’s Top States for Doing Business in 2014 ranks Alabama No. 4 nationwide, thanks to its favorable business environment, labor...

McUsury Land

The U.S. economy is recovering and unemployment is at its lowest since the Great Recession. But such declarations give little comfort to the many...

State of the Uninsured

When President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010 — to provide health care coverage to uninsured Americans and expand...

Upstarts Grown Up

Typically, “Where Are They Now?” stories spotlight popular child stars — “The Brady Bunch” brood, the kid from “Doogie Howser, M.D.”...

Riding a Sea Change in the Economy: It’s a Renter’s World

“A home is supposed to be our ultimate evidence that in America, hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded, ” President Barack...

Opelika Puts Itself on the Main Line

When the city of Opelika bought a privately owned electric plant more than 100 years ago, many Americans were still without electricity...

Putting the Cloud Within Reach

One of the hottest topics in information technology is cloud computing, and Huntsville’s Adtran Inc. is a major player, providing hardware...

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