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October 2018

Flashback: Balky Bellefonte

The towers of the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant, in the foothills north of Scottsboro, could nearly qualify as a historic landmark — as one of the longest running construction projects in the U.S.

Movers & Shapers, October 2018

Spotlight on Lauderdale & Colbert Counties

Spotlight on Lauderdale & Colbert Counties

It’s a desirable area on many lists for quality of life, education, tourism and economic development.

Disaster Graduate School

At the Center for Domestic Preparedness, in Anniston, first-responders from across the nation prepare to handle worst-case scenarios.

Career Notes, October 2018

Who's moving up?

Catfish Farmers See Tariffs As Fair Trade

With Alabama catfish farmers, free trade is not an unquestioned principle, as with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or the National Fisheries Institute. Black Belt producers say “free” trade has been an unleveled playing field of unenforced safety standards and dumping practices.

Plugging the Hypersonic Missile Gap — The First $1.4 Billion

Advances in hypersonic missiles by Russia and China have put the U.S. behind in airborne weapons. Recent Lockheed Martin contracts — including key work in Huntsville — appear to be aimed at getting the U.S. back into the game.

Rocket City’s Planning Propulsion

Huntsville’s planning and infrastructure investment laid the foundation for one of the largest commercial developments in the country — transforming a vacant regional mall into a “walkable, connected community.”

Company Kudos, October 2018

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Relief Donors Visit Rwandan Kids

Four employees of Warren Averett LLC, the nationally ranked accounting firm, fly to Rwanda to meet children they’re sponsoring through an international charity.

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Who Owns Alabama’s Forests?

Who are the typical timberland owners in Alabama? Are the small landowners in it for investment or recreation? For some insights, we spoke with Stephen Burdette, a registered forester with American Forest Management's office in Prattville.

What Are Your Prospects for an Industrial Coup?

Insights from a top site selection expert include: Foreign direct investment in the U.S. is hot. Time frames are shorter than ever. Small towns can land spinoffs from big cities. Opioid addiction downgrades Alabama's workforce.

Career Notes, February 2019

Who's moving up?

Benchmark Changes in This Year’s Fed Income Taxes

Dr. Kerry Inger, who specializes in financial accounting and corporate taxation in Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business, highlights the most significant changes of "the most significant tax reform since 1986."

Royal Cup Rebrands Its Brews

Royal Cup Coffee & Tea, based in Birmingham, completes a strategic rebranding initiative across its product portfolio of premium coffee and tea sold in more than 25 markets across the country.