Education

Higher Ed at the Edge

ACHE Executive Director Jim Purcell says one of the biggest challenges facing the state is to...

Raising and Retaining Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship education and support centers are one of the fastest growing segments of Alabama business schools. The growth may be just in time to keep our best entrepreneurs in Alabama.

Experience as Education

Experiential learning is thought of largely as activities outside the classroom that better prepare students for work in the real world — things like...

School Building: Rabren General Contractors

For many of us high school was bittersweet and not necessarily an experience we long to repeat. Yet we might consider reliving those days...

New Health Offerings, Four-day Week among UM Changes

The University of Mobile recently announced a major expansion of academic programs, opened a health care learning lab and changed to a four-day academic week.

Skills Standards for Manufacturers

Adopting national training standards for manufacturing jobs tops priorities for Alabama Community College System workforce division.

Health Programs Make the Grade

When it comes to nursing and radiologic technology education, several of Alabama’s community colleges are making the grade with a high number of...

Graduating Businesses

Once upon a time, young entrepreneurs — like any other college students — sat through four years of classes, then donned a...

Luring Outdoor Enthusiasts

A new recruiting tool, the University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars Program seeks out students who love fishing and hunting.

A New Vision for Samford

Samford University, a private, Christian institution based in the Birmingham area community of Homewood, is in growth mode as it celebrates...

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Our Bold Gaze into 2019

What will we see in 2019? Business Alabama takes a comprehensive look at what will make headlines in the coming year.

Mining Hardship for Prosperity

The Appalachian Regional Commission, Southern Research and a team of college interns assist small businesses in four counties hit by a coal mining slump.

Building Innovator Ready to Power Up

Global building materials innovator James Hardie scouted the South before choosing Prattville for its 10th U.S. plant — a $220 million, 200-job investment that’s the largest new industry in Prattville in 50 years.

Alabama’s Crown Jewel Opens at the Gulf

Designed with respect to Mother Nature, the Lodge at Gulf State Park is built to be environmentally friendly, energy positive and strong in the face of wind and waves.

Sky’s the Limit Now for Aerojet Rocketdyne

Turner Construction Co. recently topped out Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Huntsville, a project that broke ground in October 2017 and is set...