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Downtown Birmingham’s Latest Condo Surge

A new wave of condominium development sweeps into booming downtown Birmingham.

Aquaculture Goes Commercial in Shelby County

A former IT entrepreneur applied the science of the Auburn-educated “father of aquaculture,” doubled down his capital investment, and made Southern Organics the state’s first commercially successful hybrid of aquaculture and hydroponics.

Superlative Burbs: Pike Road

This collection of idyllic neighborhoods emerged from 160 acres of former farmland adjacent to Montgomery.

Transforming Old Wood into New Business

Peerless wide-plank floors and panels made from reclaimed wood is the specialty of Birmingham-based Riverbottom Pine.

Superlative Burbs: Fairhope

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

Mercedes-Benz Expansions Continue with New Bibb County Facility

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI), based in Vance, continues to expand its Alabama operation, which manufactures GLS, GLE, GLE Coupe models for distribution worldwide and the C-Class for the North American market.

20 Who Make Alabama Business Tick

Alabama’s most influential business people lead major organizations, serve on top boards of directors, work to influence public policy and command significant political sway. Here are 20 standouts.

Not Making the Grade

Big chunks of Alabama’s infrastructure rate the kind of report card you didn’t want to take home to your parents.

Proctors on Tuition/Debt Inflation

Chief academic officers at Alabama universities tell us what they are doing to assist students in a climate of rising tuition and debt.

Salvaged Craftwork Mother Lode

Garlan and Heather Gudger have grown their Cullman storefront into one of the top five suppliers of architectural antiques in the country.

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