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Graphite plant announced for Coosa County

State and local officials gathered with officials of Westwater Resources Inc. today to announce plans for a first-of-its-kind graphite processing plant in Coosa County.Gov....

Birmingham’s Southern Research under new leadership

Josh Carpenter, PhD, has been appointed president and CEO and Allen Bolton executive vice president for strategy and finance at Birmingham-based Southern Research.The scientific...

Expansion underway at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

City and state officials joined leadership of HudsonAlpha Institute this morning to break ground for a campus expansion.  The new facility will be used...

Christina Woerner McInnis created SoilKit to help your yard bloom

This story appears in the May 2021 issue of Business Alabama Magazine.  A fifth-generation farmer, Christina Woerner McInnis’ childhood memories are of the land. “I literally...

UAH Professor Wins $1 Million NSF Grant to Study Groundwater

Dr. Matthew Niemiller has been awarded a five-year, $1.029 million National Science Foundation grant to study groundwater biodiversity in the central and eastern United...

Green Mountain Nature Preserve Expands

Huntsville residents Bob and Sue Kuehlthau have donated 248 acres to the Land Trust of North Alabama to expand the Green Mountain Nature Preserve....

Itochu Opts Out of Drummond South American Partnership

Working to meet Japan’s green energy goals, Itochu Corp. is selling its 20% stake in Drummond Co.’s Columbia coal operations, the Japan Times reports.Itochu...

Planning for Outdoor Amenities Underway

The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development is working on updating Alabama’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), which steers federal funding to...

State Conservation Department Helps Adults Learn Hunting Skills

Steve Kinney was thrilled to harvest an eight-point buck in December when he hunted for the first time in his 59 years during a...

Joint U.S./Canadian Venture Will Create 60 Jobs in Jasper

A $45 million joint venture between Jasper Lumber Co. and Canada’s Tolko Industries Ltd. will create at least 60 jobs, Gov. Kay Ivey said...

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