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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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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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Friday, November 21, 2014

Boeing to issue 60 pink slips today

Boeing will issue layoff notices Friday to 60 aerospace workers - 50 of them in Huntsville - and send another 70 contract employees back to their companies for possible layoff as NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS) shifts from design and development work in Alabama to production work in Louisiana. The company expects to find jobs for approximately 300 others who had been involved in the new rocket's design. – AL.com

Who’s paying freight for Oxford Pharmaceuticals

Officials announced Tuesday that Oxford Pharmaceuticals will bring 200 jobs and a $29 million investment to Birmingham, with almost $5 million in help from the state and local governments over 10 years. Here’s the breakdown on who’s paying what. – AL.com

Brace yourself for crowded roads, airports

AAA projects that 46.3 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, a 4.2% increase over last year and the highest volume since 2007. Researchers at the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety say that vehicle crashes caused by deer, alcohol and bad weather are more common during Thanksgiving week than the rest of the year. Their most crucial piece of advice: Buckle up. – 11Alive.com

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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.

Hard Rock Mining Easing Up

Hard Rock Mining Easing Up

The recession’s been a hard road for Vulcan Materials, says CEO Tom Hill, but things are looking up.

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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.

Spotlight on Cullman, Walker and Winston Counties

Spotlight on Cullman, Walker and Winston Counties

The Farmer's Alchemist

The Farmer's Alchemist

Inventure Renewables expects to convert $40-a-ton farm refuse into $600-per-ton biofuel. Global agribusiness has bet millions the alchemy is marketable.

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