Technology and Innovation

U.S. Jobs Insourced Down Home

It seemed too good to be true — 300 high tech jobs looking for a small town. Because the city took good care of itself, Brewton turned out ideal after this Atlanta IT’s search for a rural homeplace.

Sought-after Software Enterprises

Kevin Chowning has been part of two software startups that were later part of M&A transactions....

Rust Buster with Big Potential

Jon Brasher   Few people who...

Inventive Startups Already Rolling

Enterprise Software for Beer Brewery Buddy // Tuscaloosa Josh Sahib was having a beer at a Tuscaloosa brewery when he came up...

Innovations Critical and Complex

Alabama’s top academic and nonprofit inventors have produced significant patents, primarily in biomedical fields. They are among the 4, 000 fellows of the...

Boosting High Tech Critical Mass

Key players behind Innovate Birmingham, from left: Brian Hilson of BBA, Dr. Ray Watts...

Risk Management for Mars

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the world’s most powerful rocket, will launch crew members and massive cargo loads into deep space, ...

Manufacturing System Controls

Todd Hassel, the business development manager of Prism Systems Inc., swings open the front panel of a vending machine, exposing its...

Factory Controllers: Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Most Royal Street pedestrians are oblivious to the workings underneath the road. But in the subterranean basement of Hargrove Engineers + Constructors is an...

The Transformation of Adtran

Founded in 1985, Adtran Inc. (Nasdaq: ADTN) is one of the oldest and largest of Alabama’s technology companies, though it largely goes...

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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.