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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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Friday, September 12, 2014

Alabama ranks 4th in site attraction

Alabama again this year ranks fourth among national economic development publication Area Development's "Top States for Doing Business" and places first in the sub-category of competitive labor costs. – Area Development

Sick kids flooding state’s ERs

Doctors started noticing an increase in children with severe colds and troubling breathing in mid-August, said Dr. Jason Richerson, medical director of USA Children's and Women's Evaluation Center in Mobile. Since then, more than 340 children have been treated at the hospital. Around 45 were admitted. – CNN/WESH

MacLean closing Birmingham facility

MacLean Power Systems, a maker of insulation and hardware products used by utility companies, will close its Birmingham-based facility by Oct. 31, according to a news release. Approximately 75 employees will be laid off. – AL.com

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Archive »Featured Articles

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.

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.

Archive »Recent Articles

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.

Flashback: Space Race Bootlegger

Flashback: Space Race Bootlegger

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.

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