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A Little Silver in the Lining

Alabama’s economy is slowly digging its way out of the recession, with exports and tax receipts slightly rising in 2011.

June 2011
Who’s on First in Hard Times?

Who’s on First in Hard Times?

The recession has been a tricky changeup for Alabama’s minor league baseball franchises. But a day at the ballpark is still a winner in the price-driven family entertainment game.

May 2011
Transforming Big Industry Incentives for Small Biz

Transforming Big Industry Incentives for Small Biz

New incentives allow Alabama Power Co. to give small and medium-sized businesses a break on their power bills.

May 2011
Coming Soon to an Economy Near You

Coming Soon to an Economy Near You

Mannington Mills Inc., a major U.S. flooring manufacturer that would like to go viral with some good noise—about a U.S. firm that is committed to making quality products in the U.S. with U.S. workers.

May 2011
Huntsville Legend Skips City Tax on a Technicality

Huntsville Legend Skips City Tax on a Technicality

The Alabama Supreme Court, in April, gave Huntsville missile defense contractor Colsa Corp. a pass on $932,934 in city of Huntsville use taxes.

May 2011
Big Retailers Loom Large As Tax Avoiders

Big Retailers Loom Large As Tax Avoiders

In the wake of nationwide budget cuts, a national movement decrying corporate tax avoiders has arisen, with GE as their poster child.

May 2011
Alabama's Best - And First Cut

Alabama's Best - And First Cut

First and deepest cuts in the state budget went to what are clearly some of the state’s best resources—the natural kind. As an exercise in remembering who we are, take a look again at Alabama’s most popular 10 parks and natural destinations.

May 2011
Taking Boyhood Enthusiasm Pro

Taking Boyhood Enthusiasm Pro

Keith Poche, a sophomore on the Bassmaster circuit, gives insight into the big ambitions and lucky strikes it takes to stay in the paid fishing game. Recent trophy: a sponsorship by the nation’s largest wholesale gardening distributor, Bonnie Plant Farm.

April 2011
Stars of Sustainability

Stars of Sustainability

Reacquaint yourselves with nine of Alabama’s outstanding leaders in sustainablility—from land conservation to haute couture.

April 2011
Leading by Example

Leading by Example

White-Spunner Construction's new headquarters was built to LEED specifications, becoming the first LEED certified project in Alabama south of Montgomery.

April 2011