Commerce grants go to Birmingham and Alabama; Grant goes to Jasper Lumber; Rick Flair opening virtual restaurants in Alabama; Historic Decatur house transforming

The Department of Commerce has awarded grants for innovative workforce development

Commerce grants go to Birmingham and Alabama

The Department of Commerce has awarded grants for innovative workforce development, including almost $11 million to the City of Birmingham and a portion of $23.5 million to Alabama. Birmingham’s grant is for health care workforce, while the state’s money is for the WTIA Workforce Institute. – U.S. Economic Development Administration


Grant goes to Jasper Lumber Co.

A $300,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will go to Jasper Lumber Co. Sixty new jobs will be created by the grant, which will be used for the reconstruction of two rail lines that lead from the mill to the main railroad. – Alexander City Outlook

- Sponsor -


Rick Flair’s virtual Wooooo! Wings stores open in Alabama

Professional wrestler Rick Flair has opened a virtual wings restaurant – one with a menu available only through delivery – in Huntsville and Tuscaloosa. Flair’s Wooooo! Wings is opening in four other cities. In Huntsville and Tuscaloosa, it’s available through Uber Eats.  – Comic Book


Historic Decatur house transforming

Decatur’s historic McEntire House is being redeveloped into a boutique hotel, restaurant and event space along the city’s riverfront. Decatur native Libby Sims Patrick of Atlanta’s Sims Patrick Studio, is leading the charge. – The Bama Buzz

The latest Alabama business news delivered to your inbox