Banking and Finance

Charge of the Commercial Lending Troops

Back in 2014, Vince DiChiara says he was ready for a change. After a 42-year career that included time as the business sales...

Alabama’s Top Performing Community Banks

Alabama’s community banks weathered turbulent times during the Great Recession and in its aftermath, with more stringent regulations and oversight, as well...

Main Street Plus Apps

New technologies have revolutionized the way money is used and managed. Rather than making a purchase with cash, check or even plastic, ...

High Risk with Due Diligence

Facebook was smaller than MySpace, with fewer than 10 employees, before angel investors swooped in. Without angel investing Google might not be...

Long Road to Tax Fairness

On the surface, not much has changed in Suite 301 of the Business Center of Alabama building in Montgomery. The office is in...

De Nouveau in the Wealth Niche

In the fall of 2007, on the eve of the worst financial crisis in U.S. history since the Great Depression, a...

Your Company on the Line

Late on an October afternoon in 2007, a car headed east on Highway 84 in Clarke County crossed the center line and...

Flashback: Banking in the Local Wealth Niche

In the first year of publication of Business Alabama, 1986, we were reporting anxious times for Alabama banks. In February, ...

The Money-Printing Machine

Since 2008 the U.S. Federal Reserve has been printing money like nobody’s business, more than $4 trillion of it. It’s not actually...

Wealth Managers Weigh the Market

Top wealth managers at Alabama banks recommend stocks for client portfolios because of stocks’ long-term growth potential. While equities are just one investment...

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Business Catalyst Par Excellence: The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

It was part of the RTJ mission from the beginning: 11 sites and 26 masterful courses that would tee off on business opportunities across the state.

Superlative Burbs: Fairhope

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

Expansions Continue to Roll

Alabama’s auto sector won the grand prize in 2018, a $1.6 billion greenfield plant that led a year of industry expansion announcements.

Hyundai Sees Opportunity in Collapse of U.S. Sedan Giants

Americans are enamored with the SUV these days. The sedan? Well, it seems U.S. drivers are just not into them the way they use...

New Model, New Record at Honda

Officials at the 4.6 million-square-foot Honda Manufacturing of Alabama plant are looking forward to a successful year after hitting production milestones in 2018.