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Alabama Gig Cities

Alabama Gig Cities

Cities that want service providers to invest millions in the deployment of fiber optic infrastructure are clearing the path with strategic plans that eliminate barriers and streamline franchise agreements.

Making Solar Real in Alabama

Making Solar Real in Alabama

Birmingham lawyer Rob Ozols left a sure thing at a big law firm to become the state’s premier solar energy contractor. Flagship contracts include installation of the largest solar system in the state’s largest city.

Smartphone Groceries

Smartphone Groceries

Cashed out of his first startup, Bill Smith created app-based Shipt. In two years he has completed Series A funding and is delivering groceries to Charlotte, San Antonio and Detroit, as well as hometown Birmingham.

The Arc of Triumph

The Arc of Triumph

Alabama engineer and Silicon Valley physicist team on 16-patent optical system that optimizes basketball shots. A flood of early buyers includes five NBA and 20 college teams, including Troy, Auburn and UAB.

Little I/T with Huge Reach

Little I/T with Huge Reach

This high-growth small business in Wetumpka provides a window on the powerful information technology hub surrounding Montgomery. Most recently, Information Transport Solutions landed a contract for network services for the Airbus aircraft assembly plant in Mobile.

UAB Docs in the Lead on Stent Advance

UAB Docs in the Lead on Stent Advance

UAB Hospital’s cardiology department continues a track record of pioneering breakthrough medical procedures by being one of the first teams to implant a new dissolving heart stent.

Innovation as Mission

Innovation as Mission

His prior Alabama posting gave the new chief technology officer for Boeing Co. a firm grounding in the sense of mission.

Bringing Lifesaving to Market

Bringing Lifesaving to Market

This Huntsville couple patented a system that greatly improves old fire EXIT signs and saves lives. Now they cross the “valley of death” between invention and market acceptance.

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