#1 ST Aerospace — which has a major aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Mobile — ranks number 1 in an Aviation Week survey of maintenance and repair companies worldwide, with 11.5 million worker hours in 2012 compared to 8.78 million worker hours in 2010.
#3 Huntsville’s rank from NerdWallet, as third best place to be a science, technology, engineering or math graduate. The site says at least 20 percent of jobs require a STEM degree and average annual salaries top $90, 000.
#27 Alabama’s rank among the states for road improvements, according to a study by the Reason Foundation, reported in Construction Equipment Guide.
Text by Nedra Bloom