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Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

Lauderdale and Colbert counties in northwest Alabama are known as The Shoals — where the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia are nestled along the beautiful Tennessee River.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Group: No resorts paid for with BP $

An environmental group filed suit Thursday to block a decision that would let Alabama use nearly $60 million in Gulf oil spill funds to build a beachfront convention center. The Gulf Restoration Network sued the Interior Department and other federal agencies in Washington claiming the money should go to restore wetlands and other parts of the Gulf ecosystem, not construct a resort. – AP/Montgomery Advertiser

More changes in gambling game

Full House Resorts management played its hand in the corporate struggle with a group of stockholders, announcing Wednesday the corporation is up for sale. Full House, parent company of Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, said in a press release its board of directors has authorized the management to start the process for the sale of the company. – Sun Herald

Shelby may soon rule Banking Committee

The Senate Banking Committee is set for a shakeup, with incumbents facing re-elections, others retiring, and control of the chamber in doubt. If Republicans win the Senate majority, it is likely that Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama would become chairman of the committee but would only serve two years before his time as ranking member ends. – MarketWatch

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The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

Making Alabama one of the strongest aerospace centers in the U.S. is a cluster of more than 300 aero supplier companies specializing in everything from nuts and bolts to the WiFi on your next commercial flight.

Upstarts Grown Up

Upstarts Grown Up

Check up on five promising, fledgling companies we introduced to you in the last decade.

Talladega Tailored to a Fast Changing Market

Talladega Tailored to a Fast Changing Market

Talladega Superspeedway maneuvers economic recession and high-def TV, and spends $13.5 million tailoring the track to a 25 percent drop in NASCAR attendance.

Training Camp for Company Owners

Training Camp for Company Owners

A newly launched e-learning company, Inner Circle Sessions, educates entrepreneurs on the badly neglected subjects of business valuation and exit strategy.

Algae Green Plastics

Algae Green Plastics

Algix LLC targets pond scum from 10,000 acres of catfish farms to make biodegradable plastics. An algae treatment plant in Marion Junction is the first to yield what will become a 200 million-pound-per-year stream of bioplastic resins.

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Battle Tested Camp Gear

Battle Tested Camp Gear

Founded by a WWII vet, MMI Outdoor designs camp gear for U.S. soldiers and a growing market of recreational campers eager to tap the best in military gear.

EPA Cracks Down on Coal

EPA Cracks Down on Coal

Like a 10 pound hammer, the impact of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will be on Alabama’s economy, cry utility companies and Alabama pols.

Port as State Economic Plan

Port as State Economic Plan

The capital plan of the Alabama State Port is an economic game plan — accommodating new industries like Airbus and ThyssenKrupp and anticipating emerging enterprises like roll-on/roll-off automotive service through an expanded Panama Canal.

Returning U.S. to Deep Space

Returning U.S. to Deep Space

Huntsville native Virginia Barnes heads Boeing’s contract to build for NASA the world’s largest rocket system — the heavy-lift launch vehicle that will take U.S. astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars.

Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

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