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Main Street Plus Apps

Main Street Plus Apps

Alabama credit unions introduce the latest consumer technologies while preserving the person-to-person service that is a hallmark of their main street corner of the financial market.

March 2015
Making the Most of Serving Nonprofits

Making the Most of Serving Nonprofits

Dave Gray traces the evolution of one of the state’s most successful homegrown IT companies — now serving 60 percent of the YMCAs in North America.

December 2014
HudsonAlpha Breeds Serial Entrepreneurs

HudsonAlpha Breeds Serial Entrepreneurs

A flare for growing biotech companies is a characteristic of the genomic researchers of the HudsonAlpha Institute. The co-founder and one of his first associate entrepreneurs are good examples.

November 2014
Footprints in the Dark Illuminated

Footprints in the Dark Illuminated

Off the radar of research park tenants, snug in downtown Huntsville, Polaris Sensor Technologies Inc. has gone from Homeland Security problem statements to licensed patents to revenues of $5 million a year.

November 2014
Tracking the Long Life of Nuclear Harm

Tracking the Long Life of Nuclear Harm

With innovative data collection and persistence, an Alabama doctor of genetics is challenging official assurances that harm from nuclear accidents is short lived.

November 2014
Creative Dishing and the Next Big Thing

Creative Dishing and the Next Big Thing

GATR Technologies’ “great big antenna in the little bitty box” launched the Huntsville company onto the Inc. 5000 six years in a row. With 300+ dished to the military and a new $440 million DoD contract, the company is studying a new generation of small satellites as the next big thing.

November 2014
The Shoals’ Inventor/Entrepreneur

The Shoals’ Inventor/Entrepreneur

For most of his life, this 82-year-old Muscle Shoals entrepreneur has been staking out patents like fence posts, and they pop up everywhere.

November 2014
New Star in Alabama Aerospace Cluster

New Star in Alabama Aerospace Cluster

The high-tech alloys of Carpenter Technology have traveled with the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Neil Armstrong. When the 125-year-old Pennsylvania company looked to long-term expansion, it traveled to Alabama.

August 2014
Opelika Puts Itself on the Main Line

Opelika Puts Itself on the Main Line

Opelika taxpayers built their own 100 percent fiber-to-home broadband network. At $43 million, it’s the most ambitious municipal network in the state, and they’re not sweating the payback.

August 2014
Now You See It

Now You See It

A brain surgeon and a CFO launch a startup that brings virtual reality to the operating room and service technicians to any corner of the world.

August 2014
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