Tennessee Valley

Homegrown Precision Manufacturing

Precision manufacturing is a rapidly emerging industry in Alabama. But, for Huntsville’s Brown Precision, it’s been emerging for over 30 years. And the company is now strategically expanding to the state’s southern aerospace corridor.

Shattered DreamVision Draws 10-year Term, Fine

Bryan K. Robinson, who promoted DreamVision along with other business deals through his company, Robinson Capital Investments LLC, pleaded guilty to securities fraud for his part in bilking about 40 Alabama investors.

Garage Sale

A repurposed parking garage creates a great retail deal for Huntsville.

Shoals Shift

In contrast to a local history trodden by industry giants, Shoals leaders are focused on cultivating homegrown enterprises built for digital speed.

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...

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