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October 2012

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Top News Links: Wednesday, Oct. 31

The Free Market Meets its Match

The Free Market Meets its Match

Top News Links: Tuesday, Oct. 30

Careers that Take Off

Careers that Take Off

The Alabama Aviation Center, along with some of Alabama’s largest public universities, are filling the gap for aviation mechanics and aeronautical engineers—jobs that are not only prolific in Alabama, but also in neighboring states.

Top News Links: Monday, Oct. 29

A Resource at Your Fingertips

A Resource at Your Fingertips

Aerospace group hopes to boost industry with online directory.

Top News Links: Friday, Oct. 26

Alabama Insider Trades, October 2012

Company Kudos, October 2012

Company Kudos, October 2012

Top News Links: Thursday, Oct. 25

Top News Links: Wednesday, Oct. 24

Helicopter Clusters

Helicopter Clusters

Alabama has an extensive lineup of helicopter manufacturers and maintenance and repair operations, from Huntsville to Dothan. And its institutional helicopter users—state troopers, hospitals—are the leading edge as well.

Top News Links: Tuesday, Oct. 23

Diverse Aerospace Sector Flourishes Across State

Diverse Aerospace Sector Flourishes Across State

Rockets in the north, helicopters in the middle, commercial jets in the south—and dozens of related services in between—are all part of a diverse and robust aerospace sector in Alabama.

Top News Links: Monday, Oct. 22

A World of Vision Solutions

A World of Vision Solutions

Huntsville’s Intergraph Corp. helps companies and governments see clearly—penetrating webs of complex systems with pinpoint imagery. And their Swedish corporate parent broadcasts the show around the world.

Top News Links: Friday, Oct. 19

Movers & Shapers, October 2012

Career Notes, October 2012

Career Notes, October 2012

Top News Links: Thursday, Oct. 18

Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward

Florence-based Menswear Designer of the Year, Billy Reid says his career threads back to the shop his mom ran in his grandmother’s house in south Louisiana.

Top News Links: Wednesday, Oct. 17

Hot Rising Southern Comfort

Alabama food producers invested in down-home recipes are expanding operations, in spite of distribution challenges faced by specialty foods.

Top News Links: Tuesday, Oct. 16

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Top News Links: Friday, Oct. 12

Top News Links: Thursday, Oct. 11

Disaster Benchmarks— Lubes and Donuts

Disaster Benchmarks— Lubes and Donuts

Jobs Going to Prison

Jobs Going to Prison

Top News Links: Wednesday, Oct. 10

Alabama Law Blocks Exposing Visa Abuse

Alabama Law Blocks Exposing Visa Abuse

HudsonAlpha Plays Part in Big DNA Breakthrough

HudsonAlpha Plays Part in Big DNA Breakthrough

One-of-a-Kind Companies

One-of-a-Kind Companies

A one-of-a-kind state yields one-of-a-kind businesses. From the red hills of Huntsville to the bay shores of Mobile, unique businesses tap unique markets.

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

The Port of Huntsville is north Alabama’s hometown airport, but its international cargo operations put this middling-sized city in the top 20 ranks of the nation’s air gateway giants.

Top News Links: Tuesday, October 9

Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

Top News Links: Monday, October 8

Start-ups, Expansions, Cut Backs

Top News Links: Friday, October 5

Two More Med Schools and a Holistic Center

Two More Med Schools and a Holistic Center

Top News Links: Thursday, October 4

Colorful Businesses, Colorful CEOs

Colorful Businesses, Colorful CEOs

Meet a few of Alabama’s most colorful chief executives, passionate people who work hard doing what they love best.

Top News Links: Wednesday, Oct. 3

Alabama #1 in Un-funding Schools

Alabama #1 in Un-funding Schools

Politics as a Dirty Shame

Politics as a Dirty Shame

The four dirtiest political campaigns in Alabama history were governor's races stoked by the most violent ingredient in Southern politics.

Top News Links: Tuesday, October 2

A Personal Investment

A Personal Investment

John Marsh has reinvigorated downtown Opelika from his own pocketbook—a risk that has paid off not only for him, but also for the entire city.

Top News Links: Monday, October 1

Feds Accuse BP of Gross Negligence

Feds Accuse BP of Gross Negligence

Airbus Orders Fly In

Airbus Orders Fly In

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