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December 2017

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Top News Links: Friday, Dec. 29

Career Notes, December 2017

Career Notes, December 2017

Who's moving up?

Top News Links: Thursday, Dec. 28

Hitting the Accelerator

Hitting the Accelerator

Birmingham’s Innovation Depot is giving startups a boost with a new Velocity program.

Shoals Shift

Shoals Shift

In contrast to a local history trodden by industry giants, Shoals leaders are focused on cultivating homegrown enterprises built for digital speed.

Top News Links: Wednesday, Dec. 27

Top News Links: Tuesday, Dec. 26

BBA Welcomes New Officers, Hears of State’s Automotive Prowess

Top News Links: Friday, Dec. 22

Movers & Shapers, December 2017

Movers & Shapers, December 2017

Spotlight on Lee, Russell & Macon Counties

Top News Links: Thursday, Dec. 21

Planter-to-Artisan Bed Linen

Planter-to-Artisan Bed Linen

A north Alabama cotton farmer and his graphic design daughter embark on a homegrown, artisanal enterprise.

Top News Links: Wednesday, Dec. 20

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Good Eats Portfolio

Good Eats Portfolio

Private equity firm Fenwick Brands leverages “expertise equity” to launch hot new food brands onto grocery shelves.

Top News Links: Thursday, Dec. 14

Building on Geospatial Foundations

Building on Geospatial Foundations

Community and economic development are intertwined in GeoHuntsville — a local initiative built on the work of the area’s pioneering geospatial companies.

Top News Links: Wednesday, Dec. 13

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Company Kudos, December 2017

Company Kudos, December 2017

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Retail Giants Entrench in Mobile

Retail Giants Entrench in Mobile

Retail rivals Wal-Mart and Amazon are opening massive facilities just one freeway exit apart in Mobile County.

Top News Links: Wednesday, Dec. 6

U.S. Jobs Insourced Down Home

U.S. Jobs Insourced Down Home

It seemed too good to be true — 300 high tech jobs looking for a small town. Because the city took good care of itself, Brewton turned out ideal after this Atlanta IT’s search for a rural homeplace.

Top News Links: Tuesday, Dec. 5

Auburn Launches Incubator, Accelerator

Auburn Launches Incubator, Accelerator

The Tiger Cage A&I is a project of the Harbert College of Business’ Lowder Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship and Auburn’s Research and Technology Foundation.

Gambling Crackdowns Still a Thing

Gambling Crackdowns Still a Thing

Officials in Morgan County closed down operations at River City Entertainment in Lacey Springs until a judge could decide whether gaming machines there constituted an illegal electronic gambling operation.

Gadsden Invests Millions on Riverfront

Gadsden Invests Millions on Riverfront

Alabama’s wealth includes a generous portfolio of waterfront properties, and the city of Gadsden took a 12.5 million step in October to improve its footprint on the Coosa River.

PPG Paint Job Keeps Spy Plane Slippery Slick

PPG Paint Job Keeps Spy Plane Slippery Slick

PPG donates military aerospace coatings to repaint the A-12 Oxcart, the legendary eye-in-the-sky spy plane operated by the CIA during the Cold War.

Race to Win Toyota-Mazda Plant Down to the Wire

Race to Win Toyota-Mazda Plant Down to the Wire

Alabama and Mississippi are both considered strong contenders.

Top News Links: Monday, Dec. 4

Top News Links: Friday, December 1