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Friday, September 19, 2014

Alabama to be tutored on Medicaid reform

The National Governors Association has chosen Alabama as one of three states to take part in a yearlong policy academy on Medicaid reform. Gov. Robert Bentley's office announced that Alabama was chosen, along with Nevada and Washington. State Health Officer Don Williamson will lead a team of six who will meet with NGA staff and other experts about proposed regional care organizations. – AL.com

Automakers hungry for good steel

North American auto plants soon should see an improved and greater supply of the high-strength steels needed to reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel economy, thanks to a change in ownership earlier this year of an advanced steel-finishing plant 35 miles north of Mobile. – Auto News

Southern poverty remains stubborn

The national poverty rate declined to 14.5 in 2013 from 15 percent in 2012, the first time it's fallen since 2006. But the picture is far gloomier in the South, which at 16.1 percent, had the highest rate of all four regions of the country. – U.S. News

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Bulked up in Sports

Bulked up in Sports

Robins & Morton has built a powerful portfolio of sports facilities, including a hometown jewel, Regions Field.

Harbert at Home Around the World

Harbert at Home Around the World

Global builder BL Harbert can boast world-class Alabama projects, including a huge expansion at Mercedes.

Engineering Lightning Growth

Engineering Lightning Growth

Youthful Hargrove Engineers (founded 1995) has become one of the fastest growing engineering firms in the country. Quick with new regional offices, nimble in industry mix, their portfolio includes some of Alabama’s biggest industrial recruitments.

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.

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How to Nail and Network a $400-Million Project

How to Nail and Network a $400-Million Project

Building the largest investment in Arkansas health care in the last decade, Hoar Construction mobilized its builders with an iPad-based information management system that takes construction to a new level of performance.

Spotlight on Pike, Barbour and Bullock Counties

Spotlight on Pike, Barbour and Bullock Counties

Selling Self Images

Selling Self Images

At age seven, State Traditions’ growth spurt has taken its founders to more than 350 retailers across the country, and Internet sales have taken them around the world.

Building Benchmarks for 50 Years

Building Benchmarks for 50 Years

Two women managers oversee the $280 million Grandview Medical Center project for Brasfield & Gorrie — marking the 50-year-old company’s longstanding initiatives to advance women builders.

Long Awaited Benchmark in Housing

Long Awaited Benchmark in Housing

A big land deal in St. Clair County could mark a tidal shift in single-family home building across the Southeast.

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