Top Headlines: Montgomery planning water park, China tariff could cause meltdown

Montgomery planning $40 million water park
Construction is expected to begin this fall on a $40 million water park development in Montgomery that city and county officials say will transform the area economy. The park, planned for Maxwell Boulevard off Interstate 65, will include an “Olympic standard recirculating whitewater course designed to appeal to the casual spectator and the passionate outdoor athlete.” But ultimately, it will also be comprised of retail options, restaurants, hotels, concert venues and event facilities with walking distance of the downtown area along the Alabama River, organizers say. –

How tariffs in China could cause a meltdown in the American South
While BMW and Mercedes-Benz are clearly a German companies, the SUVs that are exceedingly important to them are actually made in Vance, Alabama and Spartanburg, South Carolina. BMW Group Plant Spartanburg was the largest automotive exporter by value for the fifth year running in 2018. So where do many of those vehicles go? China. – AutoBlog looking to expand into Alabama
Low-cost transportation company is looking to expand into Alabama, and wants to find partner companies. Based in the U.S. in New Jersey, the company operates routes with double-decker buses between more than 100 cities in North America. The fleet of 2,500 green-friendly buses offers free Wi-Fi, at-seat power outlets and large window views. –

AT&T workers strike continues across Southeast
AT&T workers continued their strike Sunday throughout the Southeast. Those out this weekend were carrying signs that read, “AT&T is unfair,” and “We expect fair treatment.” The Communications Workers of America said that the issue lies with management and negotiations for a new contract. “We remain ready to sit down with union leaders to listen to their concerns and work with them on negotiating a new, improved contract for our employees,” said the company in a statement. – NBC15

Encompass planning 50-bed hospital in Atlanta area
Birmingham’s Encompass Health Corp. is planning a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Cumming, Ga. The hospital is expected to open in the fourth quarter of next year. It will be located on a nine-acre tract off Sanders Road in Cumming. The company last month announced another inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Tampa Bay, Florida to open in 2021. –

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