Ashley Rogers

Ashley Rogers
American Family Care’s Irwin a 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

American Family Care’s Irwin a 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

Three Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) investors are finalists for the 2017 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The BBA was proud to help nominate American Family Care, Medical Properties Trust and Shipt for the honor. Each week leading up to the announcement of a winner, we will feature one of the investor finalists. […]

Behind the Scenes: Economic Development

Behind the Scenes: Economic Development

How does the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) help grow the Birmingham region through innovation, technology and business development? The BBA takes a leadership role in building business growth by implementing an aggressive program for economic development for the seven-county region, which includes Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker counties. The BBA builds […]

Automotive supplier MöllerTech begins hiring in Bibb County

Automotive supplier MöllerTech begins hiring in Bibb County

German automotive supplier MöllerTech is on the road to securing talent for its $46.3 million manufacturing facility in Bibb County, with five to six Operator positions already filled, according to AIDT. The company is expected to create 222 jobs upon completion of the facility. MöllerTech is working closely with AIDT, the state’s premiere workforce development […]

Birmingham Has Notable Year for Foreign Investment

Birmingham Has Notable Year for Foreign Investment

  Birmingham had 11 foreign companies announce 682 jobs and $250.4 million in capital investment in 2016, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance’s 2017 Regional Growth Report. Five of those companies that announced projects were new to the region. This brings the number of foreign-based companies doing business in Birmingham to 80. Many of the […]

Birmingham region gained 2,000 jobs, $587 million in investment in 2016

Birmingham region gained 2,000 jobs, $587 million in investment in 2016

The Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) reported that 75 economic development projects were announced in 2016, accounting for 2,014 jobs and $586,539,076 in capital investment in the Birmingham region in 2016, during its 2017 Economic Growth Summit this week, presented by Sirote & Permutt PC. Brian Hilson, president and CEO of the BBA, presented economic development highlights from […]

Birmingham is a top city for affordability

Birmingham is a top city for affordability

Birmingham continues to be an affordable place to live. New scores from the 2016 Cost of Living Index showed Birmingham’s annual average cost of living score decreased over the previous year – from 91.7 in 2015 to 88.5 in 2016 (a lower score = lower cost of living; a score of 100 = national average) […]

Birmingham tech training program impacting local workforce

Birmingham tech training program impacting local workforce

When Haley Blackburn graduated from the University of Alabama in 2013 she worked as a wedding planner and later at an IT staffing firm. But the work she had prepared for in college and had been educated for wasn’t fulfilling and she lacked passion. That’s when she found Covalence, the software and web development training […]

Publix Super Markets’ New Distribution Center to Create 300 Jobs in Jefferson County

Publix Super Markets’ New Distribution Center to Create 300 Jobs in Jefferson County

Publix Super Markets celebrated its first day of processing at its new 638,000-square-foot distribution center in McCalla this week with an opening celebration and media tour. The facility will consist of 600,000 square feet of warehouse space and 38,000 square feet will be dedicated to cafeteria space, where workers will receive a free meal each […]

BBA: Birmingham’s existing business growing at a steady rate

BBA: Birmingham’s existing business growing at a steady rate

As an economic development organization, we have a saying: Before we travel anywhere in the world to recruit a new company to Birmingham, we better walk across the street to find out how the companies here are doing. The Business Retention and Expansion program of the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) is one component of the […]

The Generation Initiative: Preparing Birmingham Talent to Reach Their Dreams

The Generation Initiative: Preparing Birmingham Talent to Reach Their Dreams

  The first round of Generation Initiative training  in Birmingham is full, ahead of courses beginning on February 13. The initiative will help underemployed and unemployed youth gain access to job interviews with local companies, IT certification assistance and career coaching. Generation is a youth employment program that recruits, trains and places young people in jobs. It is […]

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