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Making a Living in Marshall County

A photographer’s account of business life in three rural Alabama counties: Part 2, Marshall County.

New Book Highlights Alabama’s Beauty

Rolling off the press of NewSouth Books next month is “My Alabama: John Dersham Photographs a State.”

Top Business Clusters Lure Two Major Data Centers

DC BLOX is amplifying strategic data capacity in support of Alabama’s most concentrated business and technology centers.

A New Universe of Medical Research

Alabama is well represented in this newest field of medical research. Perhaps more promising than the genome is the new frontier of the microbiome — your gut microbes and “all of the bugs that are living in symbiotic relationship with us.”

How I Got My Start: Tuskegee University’s Shaik Jeelani

Tuskegee University produces more research per capita than any other historically black college, and one reason is Shaik Jeelani. Tuskegee made a place for him 45 years ago and he was never persuaded to leave.

Superlative Burbs: Pike Road

This collection of idyllic neighborhoods emerged from 160 acres of former farmland adjacent to Montgomery.

Swedish Steel Makes Alabama Its North American Home

A leveling of trade inequities and improved steel demand are the foundation of a $100 million new investment in one of the premier electric-arc steel mills in the country — SSAB America’s flagship in Mobile, the new company headquarters, after a move from Chicago.

Huntsville Coffee Trail Joins Growing Beer Trail

Downtown Huntsville has launched a new promotion for its growing cluster of gourmet retailers.

Dog’s Nose Inspires Diabetes Detector

A new wearable device by AerBetic Inc. lets diabetics keep up with their blood-sugar levels.

Auburn Soil Lab Gets $43M Infusion

A venerable soil research facility at Auburn University is expecting a $43 million funding infusion from Congress for a new facility that will continue its work of improving global food production.

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