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Scholarships and Recruiting Top Scholars

A few years ago, only two high school seniors in Alabama scored a perfect 36 on the ACT. With scholarship offers abounding, those students...

The Road to Alabama’s Biggest Command Post

In August 2012, Gen. Dennis Via became the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, headquartered in Huntsville. The AMC, which is responsible...

Seven at the Top

Jean Marie Thrower President/CEO,  Supplier Development Systems LLC,  BirminghamStart up blue-collar Kentucky, rebuild your own brakes. Jean Marie Thrower started working at age 16, saving enough money...

Putting on a Show in the Showroom

Janet Holcomb has built a booming business based on the fact that 85 percent of women wear the incorrect bra size. Her lingerie store,...

Shops and Retail

Once upon a time, when Alabamians wanted to make a purchase, their only option was to peruse the wares at local shops and decide...

Moon Union

Top rocket scientists from both Alabama and California are working together to make history.The Huntsville-based Rocket City Space Pioneers has merged with Moon Express...

Economic Phalanx

Recruiting jobs and industry is vital business for city and county governments, and many find themselves competing with their neighbors for the same economic...

Thoughtful Communities

AUBURN When the city of Auburn began developing its comprehensive plan, CompPlan 2030, it did not hire outside consultants, as is common. Instead, the plan...

Mastering the Disasters

When Hurricane Frederic tore through Alabama in 1979, more than 239, 000 Alabama Power customers were left without power, and it took 21 days...

Best Large Employer: Gray Construction

Based in Lexington, Ky., Gray Construction has been building in Alabama for more than 18 years and has been involved in many of the...

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