Education

Students’ Life-Enhancing Application of 3-D

Back in the 1970s two science fiction TV shows were all the rage — “The Six Million Dollar Man, ” featuring an injured test...

Scholar in Orbit, Out of Centerpoint

Christopher Gray landed more than $1.3 million in scholarships and used that expertise to devise an...

CollegeCounts — Alabama’s Rebuilt 529 Plan

When Jamie Duboise was in third grade, her parents put money in the Alabama 529 Prepaid Affordable College Tuition plan. She received a...

College Management Reformation

Mark Heinrich, who has been the chancellor of the Alabama Community College System since 2012, this year began one of his toughest...

Institution Cultivator

From ag to academia — Jay Gogue bookends his career at Auburn.

The Workforce of Tomorrow

Going to a four-year university used to be an option for Benton Tice, a 17-year-old junior at Sylacauga High School. Instead, Tice has...

Value Investing U

C.T. Fitzpatrick has created a successful career in value investing. And he definitely sees value in investing $3 million in the University of Alabama’s...

Taming The High Price of Textbooks

Thirty-year-old Jonathan Robinson, founder of Birmingham-based Freetextbooks.com, has always liked looking for and finding ways to make money. But his entrepreneurial nature...

Company-Customized Continuing Education

A well-trained work force is essential in today’s competitive business environment. But it’s always a challenge to find the best training at the right...

Lessons in Real World Big Data

There is a scene in the movie “Moneyball” — about the Oakland Athletics’ innovative plan in the early 2000s to use advanced analytics to...

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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...