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Peaches for sale during the Chilton County Peach Festival. Photo 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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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

‘Gaming is doing fabulous’

Most know the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for their casinos that transform local landscapes, and for their rising political donations and influence in state politics. And, last month, a dozen or more budding entrepreneurs came to a meeting to learn how they, too, might find the tribe's favor. – AL.com

Cowboy Chicken coming to Alabama

Cowboy Chicken, the popular nine-unit Dallas-based fast casual wood fire rotisserie chicken brand, has signed their fourth new franchisee for 2014, for a total of 20 additional stores. Dia Zuaiter’s 5-store agreement will expand the concept to Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Huntsville. – Restaurant News

Opinion: It’s time for ‘race realism’

Californians, like other Americans, like to think that race should never be a qualification for a job, that everyone deserves an equal opportunity and a fair shake. This principle undergirds our Civil Rights Act, which turns 50 this month. And yet increasingly, many employers are treating race as a qualification. – Time

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Featured Articles

Best Companies to Work for in Alabama 2014

Best Companies to Work for in Alabama 2014

New Star in Alabama Aerospace Cluster

New Star in Alabama Aerospace Cluster

The high-tech alloys of Carpenter Technology have traveled with the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Neil Armstrong. When the 125-year-old Pennsylvania company looked to long-term expansion, it traveled to Alabama.

Vape ’em if you Got ’em

Vape ’em if you Got ’em

Explosive e-cigarette growth puts tinkerers, entrepreneurs in position to make Big Tobacco the next Kodak.

Your Company on the Line

Your Company on the Line

Sometimes a business dispute becomes a case of all or nothing. Bet-the-company cases require battlefield strategies and a full-forward attack mode.

Putting the Cloud Within Reach

Putting the Cloud Within Reach

Adtran positions itself for the expansion of cloud-based systems, including a game changing wireless technology that puts cloud solutions within reach of small companies.

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Flashback: Space Race Bootlegger

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Opelika Puts Itself on the Main Line

Opelika Puts Itself on the Main Line

Opelika taxpayers built their own 100 percent fiber-to-home broadband network. At $43 million, it’s the most ambitious municipal network in the state, and they’re not sweating the payback.

Now You See It

Now You See It

A brain surgeon and a CFO launch a startup that brings virtual reality to the operating room and service technicians to any corner of the world.

Montgomery Metamorphosis

Montgomery Metamorphosis

Golson and John Foshee are flag bearers in a downtown Montgomery renaissance set to unfold for the 50th anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March next summer.

Company Kudos, August 2014

Company Kudos, August 2014

A month of achievements in Alabama business

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