Top Headlines: Booz Allen opening innovation hub, PNC applies to close branches

Alabama, other high-risk states to be quarantined by NY, NJ and Conn.
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will impose a quarantine on travelers visiting the tri-state region from other states with high infection rates, their governors told reporters on Wednesday. As of Wednesday, such states included places like Alabama, North and South Carolina, Arizona, Florida, Washington, Texas, Utah and Arkansas. — MarketWatch

Booz Allen to Open Innovation Hub in Alabama
Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has moved to expand its presence in the Huntsville, Ala., area through the establishment of an innovation center near the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal. — GovCon Wire

PNC applies to close 29 branches in August
PNC has applied with regulators to close 29 more branches in August. The bank closed 16 in May. The bank has been in the consolidating for some time, averaging 50 to 70 branch consolidations a year. — Banking Dive

Mobile creates the first Tourism Improvement District in Alabama
The Mobile Area Lodging Corporation announced Wednesday that they have formed a Mobile Tourism Improvement District. The proposed district provides specific benefits to over 65 lodging properties by funding targeted marketing and sales promotion efforts designed to generate hotel room nights — WPMI

System Dynamics International Awarded $29 Million Unmanned Aerial System Contract
System Dynamics International, Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $28.7 million contract for MQ-9 unmanned aerial system aircrew and support services. — Clearance Jobs

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Impact of the $75 million genomic medicine center at UAB
It’s still in the planning stages, but The Altec Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Facility could have plenty of implications for UAB and Birmingham as a whole. The 145,000 square-foot facility has the potential to establish Birmingham as a leader in a growing industry. — Bham Now

Alabama-managed Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Opens on Hilton Head Island
Courtyard by Marriott Hilton Head Island opened its doors recently. The 115-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Southeastern Real Estate Group and managed by LBA Hospitality of Dothan, Alabama. — Hospitality Net

Former Mobile cruise ship one of six Carnival plans to sell
It comes as no surprise the Carnival Fantasy is among six cruise ships Carnival Corporation plans to cast aside. Before Carnival Cruise Line voluntary suspended cruise operations the vessel was sailing out of the Port of Mobile in Alabama. — Cruise Hive

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