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April 2018

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Spotlight on Covington & Butler Counties

Spotlight on Covington & Butler Counties

Top News Links: Monday, April 30

Top News Links: Friday, April 27

Top News Links: Thursday, April 26

Flashback: Long-Running Family Fishery

Flashback: Long-Running Family Fishery

Top News Links: Wednesday, April 25

Where R&D Goes to School

Where R&D Goes to School

Research universities are on the leading edge of a new paradigm for economic development.

Top News Links: Tuesday, April 24

Career Notes, April 2018

Career Notes, April 2018

Who's moving up?

Top News Links: Monday, April 23

Top News Links: Friday, April 20

From Ball Fields to Boardrooms

From Ball Fields to Boardrooms

The business side of members of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Endowment Management at the Top

Endowment Management at the Top

Take a look inside the endowment funding of the state’s two largest universities.

Top News Links: Thursday, April 19

Top News Links: Wednesday, April 18

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.

Top News Links: Tuesday, April 17

Municipal Multi-tasking

Municipal Multi-tasking

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

Top News Links: Monday, April 16

Top News Links: Friday, April 13

Movers & Shapers, April 2018

Movers & Shapers, April 2018

Spotlight on Covington & Butler counties

Top News Links: Thursday, April 12

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.

Top News Links: Wednesday, April 11

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.

Top News Links: Tuesday, April 10

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.

Top News Links: Monday, April 9

Top News Links: Friday, April 6

Company Kudos, April 2018

Company Kudos, April 2018

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Alabama Insider Trades, April 2018

Stock transactions by insiders of Alabama's public companies

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.

Top News Links: Thursday, April 5

Top News Links: Wednesday, April 4

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.

Top News Links: Tuesday, April 3

Germans Unveil Alabama Flagship

Germans Unveil Alabama Flagship

German automotive supplier MöllerTech cut the ribbon March 13 on its $46.3 million manufacturing facility in Bibb County.

Top News Links: Monday, April 2

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