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Supply and Demand of Water

Supply and Demand of Water

Only 10 percent of Alabama’s cropland is irrigated, compared to Georgia’s 50 percent and Mississippi’s 60 percent. If Alabama’s were 50 percent, the impact would be $200 million to $300 million a year.

State Water Plan Stalled

State Water Plan Stalled

It’s a question long debated — who has first dibs on Alabama’s abundant water supply? Right now, it goes with the flow, a solution that’s just fine with water-dependent industries.

Reef Master

Reef Master

David Walter is the country’s premier builder of man-made reefs. He helped make Alabama the most productive red snapper state. Tourist destinations compete for him to attract snorkelers.

Flashback: Gulf Real Estate Legend

Flashback: Gulf Real Estate Legend

Brett/Robinson, a Saraland-based general contractor, began its resort work in 1980, the first year of recovery construction after Hurricane Frederic.

Career Notes, May 2018

Career Notes, May 2018

Who's moving up?

Evolution of a Ship Rigger

Evolution of a Ship Rigger

From the rough hustle of a ship chandler, Marine and Industrial has morphed into a specialist in making and testing rigging — and training crews worldwide to use it.

Abundance, Droughts and Floods

Abundance, Droughts and Floods

Great bounty is the median measure of Alabama’s water supply. But a lot depends on where and when the rain falls.

Small Business Focused Finance

Small Business Focused Finance

Alabama credit unions are fine-tuning their small business relationships, mentoring clients and increasing loan portfolios.

From Minnesota With Love: Quail Forever in the Black Belt

From Minnesota With Love: Quail Forever in the Black Belt

When it comes to top-shelf quail hunting and hospitality in Alabama’s Black Belt, that dog will hunt.

Shattered DreamVision Draws 10-year Term, Fine

Shattered DreamVision Draws 10-year Term, Fine

Bryan K. Robinson, who promoted DreamVision along with other business deals through his company, Robinson Capital Investments LLC, pleaded guilty to securities fraud for his part in bilking about 40 Alabama investors.

Grand Prix Plus Motorcycle Mardi Gras

Grand Prix Plus Motorcycle Mardi Gras

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Motorsports Park in Birmingham stay busy, with events scheduled for between 270 and 280 days a year.

Company Kudos, May 2018

Company Kudos, May 2018

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Purveyor of Fine Grain Pine

Purveyor of Fine Grain Pine

His customers are in Europe, North Africa, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan... Southern yellow pine is his calling card.

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NEWS AROUND ALABAMA

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mercedes to benefit from cut in China import duty

China will cut the import duty on passenger cars to 15 percent, further opening up a market that’s been a chief target of the U.S. in its trade fight with the world’s second-largest economy. The Finance Ministry said Tuesday the levy will be lowered effective July 1 from the current 25 percent that has been in place for more than a decade, boosting shares of automakers from India to Europe. – Bloomberg

Bessemer’s Amazon deal appears to be on track

More information about a major retailer locating a warehouse distribution center next to Bessemer should be coming out. The word is the Amazon deal is on track and in fact should be public soon, possibly as soon as next week. Amazon is looking at putting an 850,000 square foot fulfillment center off of Academy Drive and Powder Plant Road. The project could employ up to 3,000 people. – WSFA

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