Economic Development

Autocar chooses Birmingham for truck assembly plant

Autocar chooses Birmingham for truck assembly plant

        Hagerstown, Ind.-based Autocar will invest $120 million to expand and open a manufacturing plant in Jefferson County to build its heavy-duty cab-over-engine trucks. The company is being established in an existing one million-square-foot complex located in both Center Point and Birmingham and is expected to create 746 jobs. Alabama Governor Kay […]

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 […]

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 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) […]

BBA Chairman's Luncheon 2016

BBA Celebrates Innovation, Announces New Officers

The Birmingham Business Alliance 2016 Chairman’s Luncheon focused on the central component of growth in most cities today:  innovation. Bruce Katz, a Brookings Institution Centennial Scholar, delivered an address centered on how Birmingham is already moving in an innovative direction and provided insight to how city leaders can keep this surge going. Katz commented on […]

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 […]

Jefferson County gets big upgrade from Fitch

Birmingham firm named fastest growing public company in Alabama

UAB Cancer Center lands $29M federal grant to continue research programs

Birmingham one of 22 Cities Selected to Receive up to $55,000 in FAFSA Completion Challenge

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