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Hundreds of pro and amateur bikers race through downtown Anniston during the Sunny King Criterium Bike Race, held in the evening hours. Photos courtesy of Alabama Tourism Department/Meg McKinney

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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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bentley wants November session

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Wednesday he plans to call a special session of the Legislature to use money from the state’s education budget to pay for economic incentives to lure new companies. He said the special session would come after the election in November. – AP

Confidence Index holding steady here

The Alabama Business Confidence Index held steady on the third quarter 2014 survey, down just 0.1 points to 55.5.  Sentiment improved from a year ago when the index stood at 52.9.  While trends in the six components of the ABCI were mixed, all indexes show positive outlooks. – UA CBER

The magic number: $75K a year

Of course making more money would make you happier, right? Well, maybe, but only up to a point. A new analysis conducted by Advisors Perspectives approximates how much money citizens in each U.S. state must make to reach a certain level of happiness before greater income no longer affects how happy they are. – Yellowhammer News

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Featured Articles

High Tech Seeks High Yield

High Tech Seeks High Yield

Education, innovation and technology collaborate for commerce at Auburn Research Park.

Wealth Managers Weigh the Market

Wealth Managers Weigh the Market

Heads of the wealth management departments of the state’s largest banks appraise the stock market at mid-year.

The Weld That Came in from the Cold

The Weld That Came in from the Cold

Birmingham’s Applied Ultrasonics uses Soviet-born Cold War technology to strengthen everything from oil rigs to submarines.

Front Line in a Trade War with China – Leeds, Alabama

Front Line in a Trade War with China – Leeds, Alabama

An 80-worker manufacturer in Leeds is the last bastion in a U.S. industry’s trade war with China. Relentless determination, not ballistic missiles, will determine the victor. Milton Magnus, mild-mannered maker of coat hangers, has plenty of determination.

Taking Chicken Carbon Neutral

Taking Chicken Carbon Neutral

A longstanding north Alabama businessman, Davis Lee, cranks up a new business that could also be the alternative fuel solution for the state’s largest agricultural crop.

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The Money-Printing Machine

The Money-Printing Machine

What do Alabama’s banking and finance experts think about the Fed’s six-year, $4 trillion-plus money-printing marathon?

Convocation of Auburn Startups

Convocation of Auburn Startups

Fledgling companies in the Auburn Business Incubator range from social media to precision machining to tennis expertise.

Alabama Business Incubators

Alabama Business Incubators

Baby companies need a healthy environment, nurturing and a watchful eye as they take their first steps. Once mature, they pay back the community that helped birth them with payrolls, tax revenue and more.

Alabama Timber’s Sustainability Stockpile

Alabama wood pellet mills are at the threshold of a perfect supply-demand matrix: a growing surplus of Alabama timber and growing overseas demand for a coal alternative.

Save the Family Farm: Here's How

Save the Family Farm: Here's How

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