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Flashback: Long-Running Family Fishery

Flashback: Long-Running Family Fishery

Where R&D Goes to School

Where R&D Goes to School

Research universities are on the leading edge of a new paradigm for economic development.

Career Notes, April 2018

Career Notes, April 2018

Who's moving up?

From Ball Fields to Boardrooms

From Ball Fields to Boardrooms

The business side of members of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Endowment Management at the Top

Endowment Management at the Top

Take a look inside the endowment funding of the state’s two largest universities.

A Life-Critical Hedge Bet

A Life-Critical Hedge Bet

VAP Diagnostics’ cholesterol test solves the 60 percent inaccuracy of standard tests. New investors bet this critical technology will flourish, after an earlier fumble by private equity.

Municipal Multi-tasking

Municipal Multi-tasking

Frank Brocato knows about recruiting technology companies, dousing high-rise fires and birthing mall babies.

Movers & Shapers, April 2018

Movers & Shapers, April 2018

Spotlight on Covington & Butler counties

A Look at the Biosciences Industry in Alabama

A Look at the Biosciences Industry in Alabama

The bioscience sector is gaining critical mass and attracting top researchers and new industry to the state.

Alabama Biotech Investment 101

Alabama Biotech Investment 101

A strong support network has led Alabama biotechs to land $101 million in venture capital since 2012. Working in one of the toughest investment sectors, research-based startups have well defined paths to commercial success on home turf.

Proctors on Tuition/Debt Inflation

Proctors on Tuition/Debt Inflation

Chief academic officers at Alabama universities tell us what they are doing to assist students in a climate of rising tuition and debt.

Woman Dominant Mosquito Busters

Woman Dominant Mosquito Busters

Gail Yongue of Daphne became her own boss when she transitioned from health care to pest control management.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Birmingham mayor outlines economic game plan

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said Wednesday that the city will focus on attracting, developing and retaining the region's economic talent. "Our commitment is to growing and supporting the next generation of builders and makers," Woodfin said during the 2018 Birmingham Business Alliance's Regional Economic Growth Summit at the Harbert Center. – AL.com​

Lawsuit questions: Must the play really go on?

A lawyer for the estate of Harper Lee is trying to halt a lawsuit filed by a producer who plans to stage a Broadway production of the writer's classic "To Kill a Mockingbird." Court records show Lee attorney Tonja Carter on Tuesday asked a federal court in Alabama to block a federal lawsuit filed last week in New York by producer Scott Rudin's company, Rudinplay. Carter filed a lawsuit last month that contends writer Aaron Sorkin's script for a stage adaptation of "Mockingbird" set to open in December alters characters in Lee's book, counter to a contract. – USN&WR​

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