Top Headlines: Alabama Technology Network’s financial impact, Alabama receives B for manufacturing

Alabama Technology Network creates $1.25 billion impact in 2019
The Alabama Technology Network created an economic impact of $1.25 billion in Alabama in the 2019 fiscal year. Part of the Alabama Community College System, the ATN provides workplace training and technical and engineering services for businesses. – WBRC-6 

Alabama receives a B for manufacturing
Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research’s Manufacturing and Logistics Scorecard gives Alabama a grade of B for 2020. The scorecard ranks states in several areas of the economy that underlie and success of manufacturing and logistics. – Center for Business and Economic Research, Ball State University

Site selection professionals rank Alabama among top states for doing business
Alabama ranks sixth Area Development’s 2020 list of Top States for Doing Business. The state earned top 10 rankings in 10 of 13 categories, as chosen by site selection professionals. — Made in Alabama

Businesses help clean up toxic plume in Montgomery
The Environmental Protection Agency has removed a toxic plume underneath downtown Montgomery from its superfund priority list. Discovered in 1993, cleanup efforts at the site accelerated after the city, county and a coalition of downtown businesses took control of the site in 2015. — Alabama Political Reporter 

Montgomery front-line workers to receive bonuses
Some Montgomery city and county workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight will receive hazard pay. The Montgomery County Commission approved an extra $2.50 per hour through the end of the year for qualified workers. — Alabama Public Radio

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Cumberland School of Law launches law school clinic for veterans
Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law has launched the first full-service law school clinic in Alabama for veterans. The Cumberland Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic provides free legal assistance for veterans and their families in eight counties in north central Alabama. – Samford University

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