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In this southeast corner of the state, agriculture thrives alongside technology-driven emerging industry.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Prisons headed for fed takeover?

The Alabama Prison Reform Task Force met Tuesday at the Statehouse to discuss ways to reduce crowding in the state’s correctional facilities. Task force chairman Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, has said the state needs to lessen its prison population, or risk a federal takeover that could cost the state even more money than it already spends on corrections. Building more prisons isn’t the answer, he has said. – Decatur Daily

Redstone to get massive solar array

The April 27, 2011, tornado outbreak left thousands of north Alabama businesses and institutions without power for days on end. Redstone Arsenal was no exception. The prolonged power outage from that series of storms focused attention on the energy vulnerability of the arsenal and its tenants. – AL.com

Japan automakers like the climate

“It’s all about right-to-work,” says state Senator Clay Scofield (R-Arab), whose district is home to several Alabama-Japanese companies. “They are really big on that. They don’t want to do business if it’s not a right-to-work state.” – Yellowhammer

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Modernizing Water Management—Alabama’s Long Haul

Modernizing Water Management—Alabama’s Long Haul

It’s a long haul for Alabama to modernize its water laws. Horse-and-buggy-era policies affect farm irrigation, city reservoirs and industrial recruitment — and leave us dry in interstate water wars.

Elegantly Designed Bicycle Business

Elegantly Designed Bicycle Business

HERObike — the latest homegrown enterprise in Greensboro — is pumping out slick, high-tech bamboo bikes that make your aluminum alloy ride seem like a Sherman tank.

Bulked up in Sports

Bulked up in Sports

Robins & Morton has built a powerful portfolio of sports facilities, including a hometown jewel, Regions Field.

Harbert at Home Around the World

Harbert at Home Around the World

Global builder BL Harbert can boast world-class Alabama projects, including a huge expansion at Mercedes.

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.

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Flashback: Sixty-six Years Old, Then a Blowup

Flashback: Sixty-six Years Old, Then a Blowup

Riding a Sea Change in the Economy: It’s a Renter’s World

Riding a Sea Change in the Economy: It’s a Renter’s World

The housing bust of 2008 evolved into an apartment building bonanza. Across north Alabama and extending into Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina, Fyffe Construction’s multifamily developments ride high on the wave.

How to Nail and Network a $400-Million Project

How to Nail and Network a $400-Million Project

Building the largest investment in Arkansas health care in the last decade, Hoar Construction mobilized its builders with an iPad-based information management system that takes construction to a new level of performance.

Spotlight on Pike, Barbour and Bullock Counties

Spotlight on Pike, Barbour and Bullock Counties

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.

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