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A Life-Critical Hedge Bet

A Life-Critical Hedge Bet

VAP Diagnostics’ cholesterol test solves the 60 percent inaccuracy of standard tests. New investors bet this critical technology will flourish, after an earlier fumble by private equity.

Municipal Multi-tasking

Municipal Multi-tasking

Frank Brocato knows about recruiting technology companies, dousing high-rise fires and birthing mall babies.

Movers & Shapers, April 2018

Movers & Shapers, April 2018

Spotlight on Covington & Butler counties

A Look at the Biosciences Industry in Alabama

A Look at the Biosciences Industry in Alabama

The bioscience sector is gaining critical mass and attracting top researchers and new industry to the state.

Alabama Biotech Investment 101

Alabama Biotech Investment 101

A strong support network has led Alabama biotechs to land $101 million in venture capital since 2012. Working in one of the toughest investment sectors, research-based startups have well defined paths to commercial success on home turf.

Proctors on Tuition/Debt Inflation

Proctors on Tuition/Debt Inflation

Chief academic officers at Alabama universities tell us what they are doing to assist students in a climate of rising tuition and debt.

Woman Dominant Mosquito Busters

Woman Dominant Mosquito Busters

Gail Yongue of Daphne became her own boss when she transitioned from health care to pest control management.

Tax Incentives Reawaken History

Tax Incentives Reawaken History

Twelve aging but historically important structures will get new life thanks to the latest iteration of a state historic tax credit program.

Spanish Supplier T&W Rolling at Mercedes

Spanish Supplier T&W Rolling at Mercedes

Spain-based auto supplier Truck & Wheel Group reveals its 127,000-square-foot manufacturing site in Vance.

Lightning Swift Jackpot Cashout

Lightning Swift Jackpot Cashout

Four years from launch to cashout, Shipt’s $550 million sale to Target is a new high for Alabama startups and a beacon for Birmingham’s emerging community of business innovators.

Charity App Secures $1.5M Seed Funding

Charity App Secures $1.5M Seed Funding

Planet Fundraiser makes donating to your favorite cause a more seamless digital experience.

Partners Ratify $300M Air Assembly Line

Partners Ratify $300M Air Assembly Line

Top brass from two international aircraft companies flew in to Mobile in February to affirm a big deal for Alabama.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

BCA, Alabama Tech Network honor top businesses

The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network announced the 2018 Manufacturer of The Year winners during an awards luncheon ceremony Wednesday at the Alabama Activity Center. The Manufacturers of the Year in the large, medium, and small manufacturer categories, respectively, are ADTRAN Inc. in Huntsville, Birmingham Fastener & Supply Inc. in Birmingham, and Ecovery LLC in Loxley. ADTRAN was a MOTY award winner in 2010. – News release

Target expands curbside product pickup to Alabama

Target customers in Alabama will soon be able to get their groceries and other items without leaving the car. The chain announced Tuesday it is expanding its drive-up service to nearly 270 stores throughout the Southeast. Users will place their order through the Target app, selecting "drive up" as the fulfillment option. Target will send a notification when the order is ready – usually within one or two hours – and customers will reply with "I'm on the way" when they head to the store. – AL.com

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