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Jefferson County in central Alabama is the state’s economic and cultural center. It is the largest county by population and home to the largest city — Birmingham — as well as the sixth-largest city, Hoover.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Tax plan spat halts road projects in North Alabama

After State Sen. Bill Holtzclaw hired a billboard to express his opposition to Gov. Bentley’s proposed tax hike, ALDOT has halted road projects in Holtzclaw’s Limestone County district. ALDOT’s John Cooper told news blogger Yellowhammer that “If Sen. Holtzclaw feels that strongly about taxes, we felt certain he would not like a lot of tax money being spent in his District.” — Yellowhammer

Brooks among Republicans saying DHS shutdown wouldn’t matter much

A temporary shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security wouldn’t be such a big deal, says U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, a Republican representing North Alabama. Funding for the agency is tangled in wrangling over President Obama’s immigration policy, which Brooks opposes. "There was hardly any effect whatsoever on the Department of Homeland Security from the last shutdown, and I would anticipate a similar effect this time," Brooks said.— AP/AL.com

DHS training site keeps going despite budget threat

As Republican Congressmen fight immigration actions in a measure that could cut off funding to the Department of Homeland Security, the agency’s training facility in Anniston continues to prepare for new trainees who are expected to arrive next week, though agency funding could stop Saturday. — Anniston Star

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Keeping Seniors Home and Healthy

Keeping Seniors Home and Healthy

Seniors are benefiting from two new state programs — SenioRx that negotiates good drug prices from pharmaceutical companies and a plan that uses Medicaid funds for in-home care.

Careful What You Wish For?

Careful What You Wish For?

What do Alabama’s four major cities see as their target markets for economic development? How choosy are they?

Millennial Workplaces: Matches Made in Space

Millennial Workplaces: Matches Made in Space

Alabama workplaces reimagined for the next generation.

Spotlight on Jefferson County

Spotlight on Jefferson County

Top Economic Coups of 2014

Top Economic Coups of 2014

A roundup of Alabama’s largest economic development projects announced in 2014.

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Flashback: Mississippi Breaks Past Alabama into Automaking

Flashback: Mississippi Breaks Past Alabama into Automaking

Movers & Shapers, February 2015

Movers & Shapers, February 2015

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Career Notes, February 2015

Career Notes, February 2015

Who's moving up?

A Prodigy’s School for Entrepreneurs

A Prodigy’s School for Entrepreneurs

Four years ago a “secret society” of Huntsville angel investors steered 21-year-old prodigy Brandon Kruse through a deal that made him his first millions. Now he’s working to share the mentor spirit with a schoolhouse full of entrepreneurs.

Risk Assessment: Exceedingly Vast

Risk Assessment: Exceedingly Vast

Birmingham-based cyber security expert Daniel Clemens weighs in on global threats, the Sony Pictures hack and security practices even small companies should be doing better.

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