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How to Recruit Top IT Talent

Recruitment of top information technology talent is essential these days. Here’s how some of Alabama’s largest employers go about it.

Adtran: Information Technology International

Adtran headquarters in Huntsville   When...

NAITA Celebrates 35 Years

Since its founding, NAITA has grown to more than 500 members representing more than 150 businesses, manufacturers, service providers and economic development and academic organizations.

Relocation Benefits Compete for Talent

A great relocation package can help new employees acclimate quicker, reducing their costs and increasing...

Homegrown Precision Manufacturing

Precision manufacturing is a rapidly emerging industry in Alabama. But, for Huntsville’s Brown Precision, it’s been emerging for over 30 years. And the company is now strategically expanding to the state’s southern aerospace corridor.

Abundance, Droughts and Floods

Great bounty is the median measure of Alabama’s water supply. But a lot depends on where and when the rain falls.

Nutrition Liberation

Stacey Schlaman’s search for food to fit her daughter’s autoimmune diagnosis led to a thriving new enterprise now stocking the shelves of Whole Foods and Earth Fare.

Prepped for Radical Change

Dr. Grace Terrell’s record redesigning health care models landed her in a position to use human genomics to radically transform health care.

Battle of the Food Truck All Stars

When Vonda Patterson started bringing her Rollin Lobstah Food Truck to downtown Huntsville’s monthly street food gatherings in 2014, the events...

Garage Sale

A repurposed parking garage creates a great retail deal for Huntsville.

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Disaster Graduate School

At the Center for Domestic Preparedness, in Anniston, first-responders from across the nation prepare to handle worst-case scenarios.

Career Notes, October 2018

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Catfish Farmers See Tariffs As Fair Trade

With Alabama catfish farmers, free trade is not an unquestioned principle, as with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or the National Fisheries Institute. Black Belt producers say “free” trade has been an unleveled playing field of unenforced safety standards and dumping practices.

Plugging the Hypersonic Missile Gap — The First $1.4 Billion

Advances in hypersonic missiles by Russia and China have put the U.S. behind in airborne weapons. Recent Lockheed Martin contracts — including key work in Huntsville — appear to be aimed at getting the U.S. back into the game.

Rocket City’s Planning Propulsion

Huntsville’s planning and infrastructure investment laid the foundation for one of the largest commercial developments in the country — transforming a vacant regional mall into a “walkable, connected community.”