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November 2011

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Huntsville Names New Economic QB

Huntsville Names New Economic QB

ThyssenKrupp Stainless Re-branded For Sale

ThyssenKrupp Stainless Re-branded For Sale

Smashing Sendoff at Austal

Smashing Sendoff at Austal

Strategic, Savvy Nonprofits

Strategic, Savvy Nonprofits

Innovative business strategies help nonprofits serve clients when they’re needed most.

Four-Star Provider

Four-Star Provider

Newly relocated to Huntsville, Gen. Ann Dunwoody—the first woman to be named a four-star general— heads the U.S. Army Materiel Command, the supply side of the U.S. Army around the world.

Defense Economies Test Their Defenses

Defense Economies Test Their Defenses

Sharp cuts in government budgets may eventually put some nicks in defense funding, but each of Alabama’s military-centric cities seem sure its home base is well armored.

A Life Affirming Partnership

A Life Affirming Partnership

Alabama’s business community partnered with nonprofits to deliver tornado disaster relief.

Pine Trees v. Classrooms

Pine Trees v. Classrooms

A federal court ruled to allow Alabama’s property tax law to stand in a case where plantiffs argued that the law was designed to underfund rural, majority black schools.

Scared to Death: Cyber Insecurity in Alabama's Technology Hub

Scared to Death: Cyber Insecurity in Alabama's Technology Hub

If you don’t “wake up at night scared to death of the threats to our national defense assets,” the military brass in Huntsville wants you to know you should. And the mayor of Huntsville has an economic development initiative that depends on it.

Unwelcome Harvest

Unwelcome Harvest

It’s no mystery why 80 to 90 percent of Alabama’s migrant agriculture labor has disappeared, says Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan. “They don’t have to go any farther than Florida to get the same kind of work and be welcomed.”