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Life Learning Experiences Built In

ArchitectureWorks, architects for the Creative Montessori School in Homewood, created learning spaces that put the student experience at the forefront of design.

Life Lessons from the Farm

Jones Valley Teaching Farm offers a 12-year learning course through seven partner schools, using horticulture to teach a bounty of life skills, including mathematics, biology and business management.

Now the Book’s Been Written on Sylacauga Marble

Many people in Alabama, including those who reside in Talladega County, aren’t aware of a 35-mile vein of pure, white marble in that region...

New Venture Capital Fund Yields Early Returns

In its first year of investments, the $25 million Alabama Futures Fund has spurred four promising young tech companies to move their headquarters to Alabama.

Taking Candles to the Next Level: Paddywax Arrives at Summit

Even candles will be a Do-It-Yourself arrangement with the coming arrival of Paddywax Candle Bar at the Summit in Birmingham this holiday season. Described as...

Small Business Standouts of Etowah County

Several small businesses in Etowah County recently were recognized for their efforts by The Chamber of Gadsden & Etowah County at its fourth annual...

The Year in Business in Jefferson County

Top business developments in Jefferson County in the last 12 months.

Top 10 Largest Manufacturers in Jefferson County

1,400—American Cast Iron Pipe Co. ACIPCO, of Birmingham, was founded in 1905. The company makes ductile iron pipe, hydrants and valves and spiral-welded steel pipe. 970—U.S....

Birmingham Job Growth Ranks It 8th Among Peer Metros

Birmingham regional employment reached 549,000 in July 2019, up 2.1 percent year-over-year — the highest such mark the Birmingham region has experienced since April...

Children’s of Alabama’s Newest Expansion

Children's of Alabama hospital, in Birmingham, in mid-September opened a new office building for 200 employees working in its non-clinical support services. Many of...

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