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What’s Up, Doc? Basic Doctoring...It’s Booming

What’s Up, Doc? Basic Doctoring...It’s Booming

Not many other docs agreed, but Birmingham’s Dr. Bruce Irwin had an inspiration: Give folks good, basic doctoring, quick and easy. It’s called primary care, and the demand for it is growing exponentially.

December 2013
Creative Investment Management

Creative Investment Management

David Bronner gambled on Alabama and won, to the benefit of hundreds of thousands of state employees. He also put a chunk of Wall Street real estate in the pocket of pensioners — one of his best private placements.

November 2013
The Tinkerer

The Tinkerer

Jim Busby’s love for discovery has created two successful companies.

November 2013
Alabama Edisons

Alabama Edisons

From life-saving biotechnology to P.T. Barnum promotions, Alabama inventors are in the thick of the game. Meet a few of Alabama’s Edisons and their handiwork — genetic diagnosis at the doctors’ office, artificial snow, programmable magnets...

November 2013
Creativity for Fun and Profit

Creativity for Fun and Profit

Meet seven individuals whose work puts them in the center of the big playground of Alabama business.

November 2013
Young Movers and Shapers

Young Movers and Shapers

Meet some of Alabama’s outstanding business leaders who are making their mark by age 35.

October 2013
Economic Phalanx

Economic Phalanx

Linked by the Birmingham-to-Memphis highway corridor, three counties have forged an alliance that’s been landing new industry and nurturing existing enterprises in a series of expansions.

October 2013
The Great Mobile Bay Algae Shake

The Great Mobile Bay Algae Shake

Daphne Utilities didn’t set out to change the world, but their mix of sewage, algae and wave power just might.

September 2013
Movers & Shapers, September 2013

Movers & Shapers, September 2013

People making a difference in Tuscaloosa County

September 2013
Hack This!

Hack This!

Cyber security experts converge in Huntsville for a bewildering test of hacking skills and a conference called TakeDownCon.

September 2013
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