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Etowah and St. Clair counties in north central Alabama have the enviable benefits of very easy interstate, rail and air access for business and industry, as well as being one of the most favored residential areas in the state.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Honda opens new engine assembly line

Honda's Alabama plant marked the opening of a new engine assembly line Friday that the Japanese automaker calls a breakthrough for its operations in North America. The $71.4 million highly automated facility will produce V6 engines for the Odyssey minivans, Pilot SUVs and Acura MDX SUVs made at the Talladega County factory. – AL.com

Chanin says slow fashion a matter of caring

A growing fashion movement has taken root in the northwestern Alabama town of Florence. Starting in 2006, Natalie Chanin's Alabama Chanin and its hand-sewn garments helped jump-start the slow-fashion movement, which pushes back against its opposite, fast fashion. Chanin uses organic, Texas-grown cotton spun into yarn in North Carolina, knitted into fabric in South Carolina and dyed again in North Carolina. – LA Times

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How to Protect and Mine Your IP

How to Protect and Mine Your IP

Building good fences around your intellectual property is only part of it. Capitalizing on, auditing for and cultivating IP in the workplace are profit centers. Not to mention avoiding a costly lawsuit because you didn’t do a simple search.

IDIE Awards 2015

IDIE Awards 2015

Birmingham’s Woodlawn Regenerates Itself

Birmingham’s Woodlawn Regenerates Itself

One of Alabama’s oldest neighborhoods also is one of the state’s best examples of community revitalization.

The Roar of Entrepreneurs

The Roar of Entrepreneurs

Auburn University hosts the first of what promises to be an annual gathering of hungry student entrepreneurs and outstanding alumni businesses.

BP’s “Well from Hell” and a Very Big Class Action

BP’s “Well from Hell” and a Very Big Class Action

Mobile attorney Robert Cunningham reprises a trial-team view, representing plaintiffs in the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.

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Company Kudos, April 2015

Company Kudos, April 2015

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Company-Customized Continuing Education

Company-Customized Continuing Education

The University of Alabama’s new BAMA At Work program tailors teaching to individual company needs. Allstate was one of the first clients, outfitted with leadership training for its Southeastern sales force.

Riding Telecom’s First Waves

Riding Telecom’s First Waves

While an Auburn undergrad, Mark Spencer created the first open-source VoIP application, the foundation of Huntsville-based global telecom Digium. The company’s next innovation bets websites will be answering customer calls via iPad.

Lessons in Real World Big Data

Lessons in Real World Big Data

The University of Alabama’s Business Analytics program puts marketing students to task finding real-world solutions for giants like Lockheed-Martin.

Flashback: Waste Economics

Flashback: Waste Economics

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