Tennessee Valley

Spotlight on Jackson, Marshall, DeKalb & Cherokee Counties

Lake Guntersville, one of the top five bass fishing lakes in the world, plus Little River Canyon, Weiss Lake, Sand Mountain and Lookout Mountain make tourism a major force in the area.

Toyota Trumpets $106M Expansion in Huntsville

Huntsville’s Toyota engine plant will undergo a comprehensive $106 million upgrade to enable it to build engines that complement Toyota’s New Global Architecture.

Retrofitting Suburbia

Three Alabama towns are robust examples of New Urbanism — traditional communities designed to be practical rather than nostalgic. One was named the National Association of Homebuilders’ 2014 Community of the Year.

Soulful History & Shag Carpet

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, newly renovated, shows off the sights and sounds of a legendary musical space — and keeps the mojo, too.

Growing Vocational Skills at Huntsville Botanical Garden

ABOVE Students get a safety briefing and then marvel at structural steel at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.   Nearly 50 students...

Renewable Energy Waste Conversion

Recycling human waste into fertilizer may seem like an indelicate topic for polite society, but it’s an important one nonetheless. Like most...

Nature in Decatur, Neighbor to Arts

Getting rid of bugs has been a Cook family passion for three generations. Now the family has endowed a museum to put those little...

American-Made Works Big Time at Haleyville's Exxel Outdoors

Barbara Garrison was destined to make sleeping bags, right down to her initials: BAG. And her dedication to her profession, her...

Investment-Grade Porsche Brokers

Thomas Trissl wanted to do something fun after he sold his first flooring company in Florence. Three years ago, he partnered with Jason...

Google “Data Center + Alabama”

Google will break ground this year on a new, $600 million data center in rural Jackson County near Scottsboro on the site of...

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