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Hundreds of pro and amateur bikers race through downtown Anniston during the Sunny King Criterium Bike Race, held in the evening hours. Photos courtesy of Alabama Tourism Department/Meg McKinney

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, July 30, 2014

Lawmakers want their oil payback

The law Congress passed two years ago to divvy civil penalties paid for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not being carried out quickly enough, lawmakers said at a committee hearing Tuesday. To blame are the Commerce and Treasury Departments for missing funding deadlines. – AL.com

Birmingham to Uber: Door’s open

The vote is over and the new rules are in place, but Birmingham's City Council president said he remains open to talking to operators of Uber, a popular mobile web app. The council Tuesday approved revisions to the city's transportation code that includes language to include mobile web apps but they failed to satisfy the popular ride sharing service. – AL.com

Mercedes produces 2 millionth vehicle

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc. in Vance produced its 2 millionth vehicle on Tuesday. As the polar white ML 350 BlueTec rolled off the assembly line, Mercedes workers and management marked the occasion with a brief ceremony at Assembly Plant 2. – Tuscaloosa News

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Featured Articles

High Tech Seeks High Yield

High Tech Seeks High Yield

Education, innovation and technology collaborate for commerce at Auburn Research Park.

Wealth Managers Weigh the Market

Wealth Managers Weigh the Market

Heads of the wealth management departments of the state’s largest banks appraise the stock market at mid-year.

The Weld That Came in from the Cold

The Weld That Came in from the Cold

Birmingham’s Applied Ultrasonics uses Soviet-born Cold War technology to strengthen everything from oil rigs to submarines.

Front Line in a Trade War with China – Leeds, Alabama

Front Line in a Trade War with China – Leeds, Alabama

An 80-worker manufacturer in Leeds is the last bastion in a U.S. industry’s trade war with China. Relentless determination, not ballistic missiles, will determine the victor. Milton Magnus, mild-mannered maker of coat hangers, has plenty of determination.

Taking Chicken Carbon Neutral

Taking Chicken Carbon Neutral

A longstanding north Alabama businessman, Davis Lee, cranks up a new business that could also be the alternative fuel solution for the state’s largest agricultural crop.

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The Money-Printing Machine

The Money-Printing Machine

What do Alabama’s banking and finance experts think about the Fed’s six-year, $4 trillion-plus money-printing marathon?

Convocation of Auburn Startups

Convocation of Auburn Startups

Fledgling companies in the Auburn Business Incubator range from social media to precision machining to tennis expertise.

Alabama Business Incubators

Alabama Business Incubators

Baby companies need a healthy environment, nurturing and a watchful eye as they take their first steps. Once mature, they pay back the community that helped birth them with payrolls, tax revenue and more.

Alabama Timber’s Sustainability Stockpile

Alabama wood pellet mills are at the threshold of a perfect supply-demand matrix: a growing surplus of Alabama timber and growing overseas demand for a coal alternative.

Save the Family Farm: Here's How

Save the Family Farm: Here's How

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