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Resort Evolution

Resort Evolution

The real estate development history of Alabama’s barrier island begins in Babbitt boosterism and extends—through natural and man-made disaster—into enlightened ecotourism and preservation zoning.

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
Gulf Spill Reaches the Courtroom

Gulf Spill Reaches the Courtroom

Business Alabama talks to Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, who plays a key role in the spill litigation that began in February in New Orleans, in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Louisiana.

April 2011
Renewable Adventure

Renewable Adventure

An inspired exercise in sustainable economic development, Alabama Black Belt Adventures is capitalizing on a wellspring of outdoor recreational resources and cultural tourism. Some of Alabama’s biggest names in outdoor sports are contributing their enthusiasm.

April 2011
Selling Weapons to our Friends: A Look Inside a Little-Publicized Industry

Selling Weapons to our Friends: A Look Inside a Little-Publicized Industry

One of the biggest and fastest growing industries in Alabama is the sale of major weapons systems to foreign countries. Big as it is, it’s just not a business that’s much understood or often trumpeted in headlines.

February 2011
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