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Peaches for sale during the Chilton County Peach Festival. Photo 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, August 28, 2014

Ground-breaking today for free-standing ER in Bessemer

Construction of UAB-affiliated Medical West, the state’s first free-standing emergency department, will begin today. The $13.5 million center will function as a Level 3 trauma center, with facilities and capabilities similar to a hospital emergency room. — AL.com

Main Street program reborn to help renew downtowns

After nearly 10 years in abeyance, Alabama’s Main Street program gets new life, honors cities around state for revitalization efforts. — Montgomery Advertiser

New name for Alabama-built Mercedes M-Class

Automotive news outlets are reporting that Mercedes plans to rename the Alabama-built M-Class, rebranding it next year as the GLE-Class. No comment so far from Mercedes. — Tuscaloosa News

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Featured Articles

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.

Putting the Cloud Within Reach

Putting the Cloud Within Reach

Adtran positions itself for the expansion of cloud-based systems, including a game changing wireless technology that puts cloud solutions within reach of small companies.

Branding Relationships

Branding Relationships

Alabama's brand masters turn company names into front porch neighbors.

Recent Articles

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.

Now You See It

Now You See It

A brain surgeon and a CFO launch a startup that brings virtual reality to the operating room and service technicians to any corner of the world.

Montgomery Metamorphosis

Montgomery Metamorphosis

Golson and John Foshee are flag bearers in a downtown Montgomery renaissance set to unfold for the 50th anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March next summer.

Company Kudos, August 2014

Company Kudos, August 2014

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Directing Rapid Gun Growth

Directing Rapid Gun Growth

The CEO of Remington Outdoor details the sales growth that led to the company’s Alabama expansion — a 24 percent increase in manufacturing capacity.

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