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Madison County in north Alabama is one of the fastest growing counties in the Southeast and is home to a leading defense, aerospace and technology industrial cluster.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day weekend bookings brisk on beach

Building on four years of record tourism growth, Baldwin County's coast continues to be Alabama's star attraction rolling into the Memorial Day weekend. According to some of the area's largest property management companies, spring break outpaced 2014 and last weekend's Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores filled condos and beach houses to near capacity. – AL.com

Tuscaloosa County upgrades Mercedes tax breaks

Tuscaloosa County officials have approved larger tax breaks for Mercedes-Benz to help offset expansion costs at the automaker's plant in Vance. The Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority agreed Thursday to increase the value of tax abatements granted to Mercedes to about $28.1 million. That's up from $12.5 million in tax abatements for the automaker that were approved in 2011. – AP/TribTown

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Alabama’s Top Performing Community Banks

Alabama’s Top Performing Community Banks

Profiles of the 10 best performing community banks in the state, ranked by pre-tax return on assets. Here’s how the hometown pros customize financial service.

From Google to One-Gig Opelika

From Google to One-Gig Opelika

A former Silicon Valley entrepreneur marries into Alabama, incubates more than 20 new enterprises, and cruises a quartet of his own startups on Opelika’s one-gigabyte fiber.

Craft Beer Rolls Over the State Line

Craft Beer Rolls Over the State Line

After a six-year boom, Alabama’s craft beer industry has room to grow, with 20 to 30 percent of market share still up for grabs. And the trucks are rolling across the borders.

A Big Piece of Wood Work

A Big Piece of Wood Work

Making a wooden pallet is not a high-end craft. But building and running the biggest pallet, dunnage and custom crate business in Alabama and the Mississippi/Florida Gulf Coast is a feat that really stacks up.

Pitching in Real Estate’s Big Show

Pitching in Real Estate’s Big Show

Craig King calls sharp and fast at the top of the real estate big leagues — leading a century-old family auction business to $2 billion in sales over 30 years.

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Career Notes, May 2015

Career Notes, May 2015

Who's moving up?

Fed Radar Detects Uncertainty

Fed Radar Detects Uncertainty

Regions economist Richard Moody assays global prospects and the Fed’s recent pronouncements.

Spotlight on Madison County

Spotlight on Madison County

Movers & Shapers, May 2015

Movers & Shapers, May 2015

Spotlight on Madison County

Movers & Shapers, April 2015

Movers & Shapers, April 2015

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