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Z Modular opening new plant in Birmingham, creating 100 jobs

Z Modular opening new plant in Birmingham, creating 100 jobs

Z Modular, a division of Chicago-based Zekelman Industries, will open a new 106,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Birmingham’s Valley East Industrial Park. Z Modular is a one-stop shop for modular construction products and services. In this facility, Z Modular will produce modular units that will be shipped across the U.S. to modular construction projects. As it […]

WSJ: Birmingham is a winning Southern getaway

WSJ: Birmingham is a winning Southern getaway

Another national publication has featured Birmingham as a premier destination. The Wall Street Journal showcased the Magic City in its Off Duty section with “A Birmingham Grand Slam: Packed with winning diversions, a whirlwind long weekend in Alabama’s biggest city reveals an American revival.” “The local-maker renaissance sweeping the South is redefining downtown Birmingham as […]

Birmingham boasts eight National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Birmingham boasts eight National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Did you know that Birmingham is home to eight Fellows from the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) – more than three times the national average? This is important to economic development growth because these Fellows bring with them an understanding of academic technology and innovation and the role it plays in growing a community. The NAI […]

Birmingham’s XpertDox seeks investors

Birmingham’s XpertDox seeks investors

Birmingham’s XpertDox has raised nearly $400,000 from local investors to fund its future growth, helping the tech startup and 2016 Alabama Launchpad winner quickly reach half its goal of $800,000 in venture capital. XpertDox is a free website that connects patients that have a rare or serious disease with doctors and hospitals that are experts […]

Birmingham a Top 10 city for YP population growth

Birmingham a Top 10 city for YP population growth

Recently released data indicates the City of Birmingham ranks No. 7 among the 150 largest U.S. cities for growth in young professionals over the last five years. Between 2010 and 2015, Birmingham’s population between the ages 25 to 34 that have at least a bachelor’s degree grew by 56 percent, according to the U.S. Census […]

Birmingham’s business community needs a National Park

Birmingham’s business community needs a National Park

By Nan Baldwin By now, many in the business community know about the City of Birmingham and Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s tremendous efforts to create a National Park in the Birmingham Civil Rights District. A National Park, which would include A. G. Gaston Motel, 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelley Ingram Park, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, […]

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony outside of Oxford Pharmaceuticals

Oxford Pharmaceuticals sparks interest in local job market

Anthony Jackson had his eye on Oxford Pharmaceuticals for a long time. The drug manufacturer first caught Jackson’s attention in 2014 when Oxford first announced it would build a $29.3 million manufacturing facility in Birmingham and again when it broke ground in 2015. With a background in warehouse operations at a Huntsville drug manufacturer that […]

Birmingham Forging Tourism Identity

Birmingham Forging Tourism Identity

By Michael Shattuck Birmingham may not have the white-sugar sand beaches that attract millions of visitors each year to Alabama, but it does have rich history, nationally ranked dining, world class museums and genuine southern hospitality that is helping it gain international notoriety as a travel destination. The Alabama Tourism Department’s Economic Impact Alabama Travel […]

The Magic City shines bright with various accolades this week

The Magic City shines bright with various accolades this week

Baseball fans across the nation cast their vote to help decide which baseball stadium would win the “Best of Ballparks” competition, presented by Ballpark Digest. Regions Field was awarded Double-A honors in the Southern, Texas and Eastern leagues for the second year in a row – a finalist this year, a winner in 2015. The […]

EPA recognizes three Brownfields Grant recipients in the Birmingham region

EPA recognizes three Brownfields Grant recipients in the Birmingham region

The City of Birmingham, Lawson State Community College and the City of Tarrant received $800,000 in Brownfields grant funds from the Environmental Protection Agency, beating out hundreds of potential candidates. The Birmingham Business Alliance is a member of the Brownfields task force that assisted in acquiring the grant for the Birmingham area. The Brownfields Program […]

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