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March 2015

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Credit Unions

Credit Unions

Top News Links: Tuesday, March 31

Flashback: Waste Economics

Flashback: Waste Economics

Top News Links: Monday, March 30

Top News Links: Friday, March 27

Career Notes, March 2015

Career Notes, March 2015

Who's moving up?

Top News Links: Thursday, March 26

Top News Links: Wednesday, March 25

Top News Links: Tuesday, March 24

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.

Good Deeds that Leap from Your Phone

Good Deeds that Leap from Your Phone

Top News Links: Monday, March 23

In Homes Coast to Coast

In Homes Coast to Coast

Starting at age 21, Danny Lipford leveraged a handyman shop into a multimedia enterprise reaching 97 percent of the TV markets in the U.S. Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford saw a 25 percent increase in audience share in 2014.

Top News Links: Friday, March 20

Top News Links: Thursday, March 19

Where Alabama Excels

Where Alabama Excels

Sometimes, when we think about what Alabama is good at, it’s hard to get beyond football. Here’s a look at a dozen other areas where Alabama excels.

Workforce Campaign Nails Solid Growth Metrics

Workforce Campaign Nails Solid Growth Metrics

Go Build Alabama, the construction trades’ workforce marketing campaign, has recorded a 51 percent increase in first-time career tech enrollment and increased applications for more than 70 percent of apprenticeship programs.

Top News Links: Wednesday, March 18

Top News Links: Tuesday, March 17

Top News Links: Tuesday, March 17

Movers & Shapers, March 2015

Movers & Shapers, March 2015

Spotlight on Dale and Coffee Counties

Spotlight on Dale and Coffee Counties

Spotlight on Dale and Coffee Counties

Top News Links: Monday, March 16

Top News Links: Friday, March 13

Top News Links: Thursday, March 12

Company Kudos, March 2015

Company Kudos, March 2015

A month of achievements in Alabama business

A Quantum Leap in Sustainable Building

A Quantum Leap in Sustainable Building

Bentley Proposes New Game Plan on Incentives

Bentley Proposes New Game Plan on Incentives

Alabama economic developers huddle in January to get caution on auto competition, exuberance on aviation and new game plan from the governor.

Downtown Digs, Coast to Coast

Downtown Digs, Coast to Coast

Inside the downtown, upscale multifamily housing boom, coast to coast

Top News Links: Wednesday, March 11

Top News Links: Tuesday, March 10

LPGA’s Pancake All about the Waffles

LPGA’s Pancake All about the Waffles

Top News Links: Monday, March 9

Top News Links: Friday, March 6

What Builders Want from the Legislature

What Builders Want from the Legislature

Construction leaders balk at asking the Legislature for a special bond issue. A fix for frail highway funding has not emerged. But builders will ask the legislators for a workforce training bill and revision of bid laws to allow a construction-manager-at-risk option for large public works projects.

Top News Links: Thursday, March 5

Partnership to Speed Ideas to Applications

Partnership to Speed Ideas to Applications

Harvard Business School ranks Alabama near the top among states with jobs in medical device development. UAB and Southern Research are determined there’s even more untapped potential. A new partnership aims to speed production.

Forecast: Clearing Skies, 3.2 percent Growth

Forecast: Clearing Skies, 3.2 percent Growth

Top News Links: Wednesday, March 4

Top News Links: Tuesday, March 3

Alabama's Largest Credit Unions

Shipper's Carpenter

Shipper's Carpenter

Executive of one of Mobile’s oldest shipping agencies turns to an even more timeless enterprise – crafting handmade furniture. And his hobby has just become profit driven.

High Risk with Due Diligence

High Risk with Due Diligence

Following the recession, venture capital retreated up the ladder, making angel investing a necessity for startups. A new group has tightened Alabama’s band of loosely organized, localized angels into a disciplined, statewide opportunity.

Top News Links: Monday, March 2

BP Spill Law Report — June is Last Call for Claims

BP Spill Law Report — June is Last Call for Claims