Sweet Grown Alabama Launches grocery effort, TVA adding natural gas turbines in Alabama

Sweet Grown Alabama launches grocery effort
Sweet Grown Alabama has launched an effort to help farmers sell more of their produce in local grocery stores. The nonprofit foundation, using a $75,000 USDA specialty crop block grant, is working to provide incentives to stores and distributors to purchase more local products. – Made in Alabama

TVA adding natural gas turbines in Alabama
The Tennessee Valley Authority will add six new natural gas combustion turbines at two shuttered coal plants in Alabama and Kentucky. This will include three units at the Colbert coal plant, which was retired in 2016. – S&P Global 

Brookwood Village redevelopment in Birmingham apparently stalled
A plan to transform Birmingham’s Brookwood Village into a multiuse area including retail, restaurants, walking trails and apartments appears to have stalled. Homewood city officials say there has been little movement on the plan since it was announced last year.  AL.com

Bishop State offers ‘contractor’s college’
The City of Mobile is partnering with Bishop State Community College for a “contractor’s college,” classes to help minority and historically disadvantaged businesses learn about competing for public contracts. Classes, financed through HUD funding, start July 20.  – NBC 15

Tuscaloosa training small-business owners
The City of Tuscaloosa is hoping to help potential small business owners with a free program on July 15. Tuscaloosa Builds, which will take place from 3-5 p.m. at the Edge, will offer tips on financing, choosing a business structure and securing business licenses. — Patch

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