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One Very Good Fish Dealer

One Very Good Fish Dealer

Southern Fish & Oyster Co., perched along the Mobile River, exemplifies the best of old school food industry. Fishermen give them first shot at their best catch, and patrons line up at the docks pulling ice chests — led by the best chefs.

May 2014
From the Gulf to the Platter

From the Gulf to the Platter

Follow the flow chart of the Alabama shrimping industry, from the fleet of a major fisher to the distributors and restaurants who grade the product like diamond merchants, looking for clarity and cloudless profits.

November 2012
Bridging the Coastal Insurance Gap

Bridging the Coastal Insurance Gap

The flight of insurance companies from the Gulf coast has opened the whole state up to the risk of shrinking coverage and higher premiums.

June 2011
Up and Comers: Southern Charm

Up and Comers: Southern Charm

Building upon his experience in several larger markets and Mobile’s Southern hospitality, Kent Blackinton is leading his staff to the top of Marriott’s Renaissance facilities.

June 2011

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
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
BP Claimants Call in the Detectives

BP Claimants Call in the Detectives

In a disaster, such as the BP oil spill or Hurricane Katrina, a business’ best friend can be a forensic accounting firm—“the intersection between accounting, investigation and the law.”

February 2011