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Alabama’s Latest Big Ride

Alabama’s Latest Big Ride

CEO Scott Wine explains why Polaris Industries — the world’s leading powersports vehicle manufacturer — became Alabama’s biggest economic development news of 2015.

June 2015
Talladega Tailored to a Fast Changing Market

Talladega Tailored to a Fast Changing Market

Talladega Superspeedway maneuvers economic recession and high-def TV, and spends $13.5 million tailoring the track to a 25 percent drop in NASCAR attendance.

October 2014
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.

September 2014
World Class Alabama

World Class Alabama

Look for master practitioners or top facilities that are among the best in the world and it quickly becomes clear that sports bring out the best in Alabama.

June 2013
Bleed Crimson, Scream War Eagle, Pay Plenty

Bleed Crimson, Scream War Eagle, Pay Plenty

Drilling into the revenues of game day at Tuscaloosa and Auburn.

September 2012

Up from the Ducks—Crimson’s Gold

The voice of the Crimson Tide started with a weak signal in the “Slap Shot” league. Then the voice of the Long Island Ducks tuned in a NASCAR race on his transistor radio.

September 2012
Leading the Alabama Publics League

Leading the Alabama Publics League

If you’d invested in Hibbett Sports over the last 18 months, you’d be invested in the league leader.

August 2012
Near Miss Leads to Sure Thing Business

Near Miss Leads to Sure Thing Business

John Wydner's fall from a tree stand could have been fatal, but that near miss made him determined to make a user-friendly harness for hunters.

March 2012
Gateway to Crimson Tide Football

Gateway to Crimson Tide Football

Contractors and the University of Alabama team up to create a “fan’s paradise” at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

March 2012
Golf Dreams Come True on Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Golf Dreams Come True on Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

An 18-hole fantasy golf course created from the Trail’s 11 sites, with hole-by-hole tips from RTJ golf experts Mike Beverly and Will Fisher, Capitol Hill; Scott Gomberg, Grand National; Jason Callan, Silver Lakes, and Niall Fraser, Lakewood at the Grand.

March 2012
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