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Spotlight on Cullman, Walker & Winston Counties

Hurricane Creek Park, in Cullman, has 67 acres with rock formations, waterfalls and a three-mile hiking trail. Rock climbers often pit their strength against the natural formations.

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AEDG 2014

Alabama Economic Development Guide 2014

Browse the digital edition of the 2014 Alabama Economic Development Guide from the publishers of Business Alabama.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

‘A flophouse for entrepreneurs’

Brandon Kruse, 24, built and sold a technology company called DialMaxx for enough money to buy his own surplus Huntsville school building for $500,000. He's putting another $100,000 into improvements. The result in a few months will be what Kruse has jokingly called "a flophouse for entrepreneurs." – AL.com

Airlines adjust for pre-holiday storm

Big U.S. airlines have begun to waive change fees for passengers ticketed to fly to several airports in the path of a pre-Thanksgiving Day storm. – USA Today

PointOne acquires Birmingham office space

PointOne Holdings, a real estate investment group with offices in Hollywood, Florida, and Atlanta, in partnership with ESJ Capital Partners, has acquired International Park and Blue Lake Center in Birmingham for $51 million or $135 per square foot. The three buildings encompass 377,921 square feet of high-quality Class “A” office space in one of Birmingham’s most sought after submarkets, the 280/459 corridor. – News release

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HudsonAlpha Breeds Serial Entrepreneurs

HudsonAlpha Breeds Serial Entrepreneurs

A flare for growing biotech companies is a characteristic of the genomic researchers of the HudsonAlpha Institute. The co-founder and one of his first associate entrepreneurs are good examples.

Creative Dishing and the Next Big Thing

Creative Dishing and the Next Big Thing

GATR Technologies’ “great big antenna in the little bitty box” launched the Huntsville company onto the Inc. 5000 six years in a row. With 300+ dished to the military and a new $440 million DoD contract, the company is studying a new generation of small satellites as the next big thing.

The Shoals’ Inventor/Entrepreneur

The Shoals’ Inventor/Entrepreneur

For most of his life, this 82-year-old Muscle Shoals entrepreneur has been staking out patents like fence posts, and they pop up everywhere.

Selling Solutions to Schools

Selling Solutions to Schools

Glenn Clayton was still in school when he started a company he now expects to be the best “school solutions company” in the Southeast.

Classroom Job Building

Classroom Job Building

A series of Career Planning Guides, now in their third edition in Alabama schools, provide a workforce training curriculum that industrial recruiters see as effective, measurable and one of their best tools.

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Flashback: Coalition of the Willing

Flashback: Coalition of the Willing

Footprints in the Dark Illuminated

Footprints in the Dark Illuminated

Off the radar of research park tenants, snug in downtown Huntsville, Polaris Sensor Technologies Inc. has gone from Homeland Security problem statements to licensed patents to revenues of $5 million a year.

Tracking the Long Life of Nuclear Harm

Tracking the Long Life of Nuclear Harm

With innovative data collection and persistence, an Alabama doctor of genetics is challenging official assurances that harm from nuclear accidents is short lived.

Building Better Blood Tests

Building Better Blood Tests

Build a better cholesterol test and measure sales alongside the national rate for heart attacks. Atherotech has a 10-year plan for innovations on blood tests.

The Cutting Edge of Diamond Forming

The Cutting Edge of Diamond Forming

This UAB-incubated enterprise excels in advanced materials R&D — from forming nano-diamond coatings to a DoD contract to solve the “tin whiskers” problem.

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