Gulf Coast

Spotlight on Baldwin County

Baldwin County is home to the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast beaches. Those beaches — and the area surrounding them, which boast sports venues,...

High Seas Adventure Travel

She is 14, frightened, packed in a tiny ship, voyaging from France to Mobile. In 1704 the teenage Parisian set sail...

Alabama Port Already Bulked Up for World’s Giant, Post-Panamax Ships

If anything concerns the Alabama State Port Authority, it isn’t the Port of Mobile’s ability to handle the increase in volume of larger...

Grits for The Grand and Everybody Else

Working after hours can be a grind for 71-year-old Ken Jansen, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Jansen works during...

Downtown Digs, Coast to Coast

President and founder of Birmingham-based Capstone Building Corp., Jay Chapman is one of the leading Alabama general contractors in one of the few...

One Very Good Fish Dealer

Ralph Atkins Jr. counts his very existence on the esteem America once held for fishermen. The military decided his father should fight World...

From the Gulf to the Platter

Dominick Ficarino knows shrimp. Like his father, grandfather and great grandfather, commercial seafood is his life. Over the generations, shrimp...

Oil Spill Panel Unloads

The national panel charged with assessing the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill issued its report last month, calling for widespread reforms in...

Up and Comers: Southern Charm

Kent Blackinton’s success as general manager of Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza is built upon the opinion of others, namely that of his guests...

Resort Evolution

Six years ago, for-sale signs on Dauphin Island were as common as snowflakes, and the idea of purchasing a lot for development...

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Market Volatility: Weighing the Wide Swings

Why what happened in 2018 is not out of the ordinary. Why not to overreact.

Spotlight on Montgomery County

Montgomery County, in central Alabama, is part of the state’s River Region and is home to the state’s capital city, Montgomery.

Airbus Breaks Ground on New Assembly Line in Mobile

When the new Airbus A220 line gears up, Mobile will be the fourth largest producer of commercial aircraft in the world.

Birmingham Scrutinizes its Workforce

Birmingham put the numbers to its job market and found a lot of work to be done. For one, its IT segment grew 77 percent in five years, creating a job gap that will grow over the next decade.

Winning the Plant, Finding the Workforce

Alabama auto industry ramps up workforce development efforts in advance of the new Mazda Toyota plant.