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Legislative Benchmarks

Here are some of the changes from the 2012 Legislature: Lawmakers passed an education budget that cuts funding at all levels, ...

Books off the Public Shelf?

Books-A-Million, one of Alabama’s 21 public companies, announced plans in late April to return to the ranks of private companies. Executive...

Steel Yourself for this Big Ticket Item

German steelmaking giant ThyssenKrupp, which rocked Alabama with construction of a $5 billion plant near the Mobile-Washington county line, announced in...

Budgeting Without Revenue

Call it sensible and austere or say it spills blood on the hands of Alabama’s Legislature, but don’t look for any new...

Alabama Development Office Rebranded

Ignoring that old adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, ” the state has changed the name of its renowned...

One Big Fish

John Nichols, of Samantha, didn’t hook just any old fish on his outing to Holt Reservoir in March. The cat on...

Auburn Legos Model Toyota Production

Just-in-time delivery, carefully coordinated production lines, Toyota-style lean manufacturing and an eagle eye to safety make the automotive engineering lab at...

From Rail Cars to Garbage Trucks

The enormous plant built to make railcars in the Shoals has been redeployed by Navistar to make a designed-from-scratch garbage hauler dubbed the...

HB56 Back in the Shop

While lawmakers try to repair the state’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law and fend off challenges from federal court rulings, the controversy continues to...

BA—“It’s All Here”

Business Alabama, now in it’s 26th year of publication, introduces this month a new design for the cover, including a...

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