New UAB gift, scholarship recognizes entrepreneurship, Environmental groups protest Walker County mine

New UAB gift, scholarship recognizes entrepreneurship
A $1 million gift from Medical Properties Trust and Melinda and Edward K. Aldag Jr. will endow a scholarship for entrepreneurship students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The gift will eventually provide scholarships for 10 UAB Collat School of Business students each year. – University of Alabama at Birmingham

Environmental groups protest Walker County mine
Environmental groups Black Warrior Riverkeeper and the Center for Biological Diversity are saying that Mays Mine No. 5 in Walker County threatens the flattened musk turtle, an endangered species found only on the upper Black Warrior River watershed. The mine is currently under construction near Cordova. –

Southpace principal chosen head of Retail Broker
Bryan Holt, a principal at Birmingham’s Southpace Properties, has been selected president of the Retail Brokers Network. The national group includes 57 independent real estate offices providing expertise to retailers, developers and investors.  – Shopping Center Business 

Online job ads way up over this time last year
The number of online job ads increased dramatically in May 2021, up 130% from the same time period last year. The five occupations with the most online job ads were registered nurses, retail salespeople, sales representatives, customer service representative and truck drivers.  – Alabama News Network

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