Top Headlines: Abortion law could hurt economy, Bay Steel expanding in Mobile

Abortion law may hurt Alabama’s expanding economy
Alabama has been on a roll attracting new trophy industry like Mazda Toyota and Airbus, but a new abortion ban may snap the string of wins, a national business adviser warned. John Boyd, who helps businesses select sites for major projects, called the new law “a giant misstep” akin to North Carolina’s bathroom bill. —

Mathieu to head Birmingham Airport Authority
Ronald F. Mathieu has been named CEO of the Birmingham Airport Authority, officials announced Thursday. Mathieu comes to Birmingham from Little Rock, Arkansas. — WBRC

Bay Steel expanding in Mobile
Bay Steel, which wholesales carbon steel products, has announced plans to invest $6.2 million to expand and relocate from the Port of Mobile to Todd Acres Drive, also adding five employees. — Lagniappe

UAB wins $50 million in grants to maintain bench-to-bedside research
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which focuses on bringing medical advances from research into practice, has been awarded federal grants totaling $50 million to continue its work for another five years. — UAB

Anniston Army Depot wins new repair contract
Anniston Army Depot has been selected by the U.S. Army as the site for repair of the next-generation Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle. — WVTM

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