Top Headlines: Alabama Innovation Corporation on Legislators’ Docket, Alabama Capital Network Names New CEO

Alabama Innovation Corporation on legislators’ docket
A bill introduced in the Alabama legislature would create the Alabama Innovation Corporation, a public-private partnership to promote initiatives to support entrepreneurship, rural business, research and development at companies, and access to advanced technical skills for the workforce. The goal of the AIC would be to make Alabama a hub for technology and innovation.  – Alabama NewsCenter

Alabama Capital Network names new CEO
Joshua Jones, who started and ran the data science and AI consulting firm StrategyWise, has been named the new CEO of the Alabama Capital Network. The Alabama Capital Network provides investment, coaching and connections for Alabama-based startups. –

Encompass will build South Carolina hospital
Birmingham-based Encompass Health will build a 39-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Mill will feature all-private patient rooms, a spacious therapy gym, cafeteria, dining room and more.  – Encompass Health 

No real agriculture damage due to storms
An outbreak that may go down as one of Alabama’s largest tornado outbreaks did not result in any major damages to farms in the state, according to Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Pate. He said the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries had not received any reports of major damage after the storms Wednesday and Thursday.  – Southeast AgNet Radio Network

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