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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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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Affordable Care enrollment jumps but many more eligible

More than 168,000 Alabamians have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act online marketplace — a major jump tied for 10th in the nation — but more than half of those eligible are not yet enrolled, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. — AL.com

Boeing announces plans for new engineering training center in Huntsville

Building toward its 100th anniversary next year, the Boeing Co. is planning a dozen new training centers, the first two geared toward engineering development. Huntsville and Long Beach, California, will be the sites of the first two. — Boeing PR

Tuscaloosa firm developing online law classes for here and abroad

Tuscaloosa’s iLaw-Ventures LLC, which creates online law classes for U.S. students, has created a new specialty firm, iLawGlobal, to help lawyers abroad learn about American law. Former UA law dean Ken Randall heads the company. — Tuscaloosa News

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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.

Millennial Workplaces: Matches Made in Space

Millennial Workplaces: Matches Made in Space

Alabama workplaces reimagined for the next generation.

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?

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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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.

Company Kudos, February 2015

Company Kudos, February 2015

A month of achievements in Alabama business

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