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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.

Real Estate Huddle in Birmingham

Commercial real estate specialists gather to brainstorm next month.

Innovations Critical and Complex

Alabama’s top academic and nonprofit inventors have produced significant patents, primarily in biomedical fields. They are among the 4, 000 fellows of the...

Multifamily Boom Undiminished

Multifamily development has been on a roll in Alabama for almost a decade.

Aviation Agility: B. L. Harbert International

Birmingham-based B. L. Harbert International is one of the country’s top builders, providing design-build, construction management and general contracting services. The construction...

When Data Balloons, So Can Law Costs

Excess data quickly becomes a liability, says Burr & Forman’s Marty Burke. ...

Regions Bank Report Card

   ABOVE Rick Swagler (left) and Keith Herron attribute Regions’ success to a focus on great customer service, underscored by daily reference...

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Our Bold Gaze into 2019

What will we see in 2019? Business Alabama takes a comprehensive look at what will make headlines in the coming year.

Mining Hardship for Prosperity

The Appalachian Regional Commission, Southern Research and a team of college interns assist small businesses in four counties hit by a coal mining slump.

Building Innovator Ready to Power Up

Global building materials innovator James Hardie scouted the South before choosing Prattville for its 10th U.S. plant — a $220 million, 200-job investment that’s the largest new industry in Prattville in 50 years.

Alabama’s Crown Jewel Opens at the Gulf

Designed with respect to Mother Nature, the Lodge at Gulf State Park is built to be environmentally friendly, energy positive and strong in the face of wind and waves.

Sky’s the Limit Now for Aerojet Rocketdyne

Turner Construction Co. recently topped out Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Huntsville, a project that broke ground in October 2017 and is set...