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Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

Lauderdale and Colbert counties in northwest Alabama are known as The Shoals — where the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia are nestled along the beautiful Tennessee River.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

IMS expansion in Birmingham celebrated

Government and business leaders gathered Wednesday to celebrate Integrated Medical Systems' expansion in Birmingham. Mentor, Ohio's STERIS Corp. purchased Birmingham's Integrated Medical Systems in April as part of a $175 million deal. In the deal it acquired the 15-acre campus in the Sloss Business District, including the former U.S. Pipe headquarters building. – AL.com

Creek Casino Montgomery to expand

The Creek Casino Montgomery is launching a $65 million upgrade that will include a five-story hotel, a new events center and a full-service salon. It's bringing 100 new jobs with it. The Montgomery facility's sister locations in Atmore and Wetumpka have been designated AAA Four Diamond hotels, so expectations are high for the Capital City expansion. – Montgomery Advertiser

Griffith, Bentley tussle over TV spot

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Parker Griffith released a television spot Wednesday accusing Gov. Robert Bentley's son Paul of "earning vast profits" from a state fueling contract currently held by his company. The Bentley campaign sharply criticized the ad, saying that Warrior Energy, Paul Bentley's firm, inherited the contract from a company that merged with Warrior and that the firm has made less than $2,000 off the contract. – Montgomery Advertiser

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The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

Making Alabama one of the strongest aerospace centers in the U.S. is a cluster of more than 300 aero supplier companies specializing in everything from nuts and bolts to the WiFi on your next commercial flight.

Upstarts Grown Up

Upstarts Grown Up

Check up on five promising, fledgling companies we introduced to you in the last decade.

Talladega Tailored to a Fast Changing Market

Talladega Tailored to a Fast Changing Market

Talladega Superspeedway maneuvers economic recession and high-def TV, and spends $13.5 million tailoring the track to a 25 percent drop in NASCAR attendance.

Training Camp for Company Owners

Training Camp for Company Owners

A newly launched e-learning company, Inner Circle Sessions, educates entrepreneurs on the badly neglected subjects of business valuation and exit strategy.

Algae Green Plastics

Algae Green Plastics

Algix LLC targets pond scum from 10,000 acres of catfish farms to make biodegradable plastics. An algae treatment plant in Marion Junction is the first to yield what will become a 200 million-pound-per-year stream of bioplastic resins.

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Battle Tested Camp Gear

Battle Tested Camp Gear

Founded by a WWII vet, MMI Outdoor designs camp gear for U.S. soldiers and a growing market of recreational campers eager to tap the best in military gear.

EPA Cracks Down on Coal

EPA Cracks Down on Coal

Like a 10 pound hammer, the impact of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will be on Alabama’s economy, cry utility companies and Alabama pols.

Port as State Economic Plan

Port as State Economic Plan

The capital plan of the Alabama State Port is an economic game plan — accommodating new industries like Airbus and ThyssenKrupp and anticipating emerging enterprises like roll-on/roll-off automotive service through an expanded Panama Canal.

Returning U.S. to Deep Space

Returning U.S. to Deep Space

Huntsville native Virginia Barnes heads Boeing’s contract to build for NASA the world’s largest rocket system — the heavy-lift launch vehicle that will take U.S. astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars.

Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

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