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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 […]

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 […]

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Innovation Week Partner: Birmingham Business Alliance

As 2017 Innovation Week Birmingham comes to a close, Innovation Week partner the Birmingham Business Alliance’s CEO Brian Hilson, reflected on what the week meant to the Magic City and how celebrating it supports a sustainable innovation ecosystem. How does your organization promote innovation in Birmingham? Hilson: The Birmingham Business Alliance highlights innovation and technology in Birmingham, […]

Innovation Week Ribbon Cutting

Innovation Week Birmingham 2017 a success

Innovation Week Birmingham, presented by PNC Bank, wraps up today, with nearly 30 events around the city that celebrated innovation in Birmingham and the inventors, investors, entrepreneurs, supporters and catalysts that drive it. Innovation Week Birmingham is designed to be an open platform to showcase the numerous organizations and initiatives that support the Birmingham innovation […]

Birmingham Innovation Week Presenting Sponsor, PNC Bank, shares insight on innovation in the Magic City

Birmingham Innovation Week Presenting Sponsor, PNC Bank, shares insight on innovation in the Magic City

The 2017 Innovation Week Birmingham begins this Friday – August 18 through August 25 – and in anticipation of the week the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) is highlighting sponsors and partners that help make Innovation Week Birmingham possible. This is the second consecutive year that PNC Bank has helped cultivate innovation and technology in the Magic City […]

Innovation Week Partner: Birmingham Venture Club

Innovation Week Partner: Birmingham Venture Club

The 2017 Innovation Week Birmingham begins this Friday – August 18 through August 25 – and in anticipation of the week the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) is highlighting sponsors and partners that help make Innovation Week Birmingham possible. The Birmingham Venture Club is a proud partner of the 2017 Birmingham Innovation Week. Since its founding in 1985, the […]

How Innovation Week sponsor Protection Life Corp. supports tech innovation

How Innovation Week sponsor Protection Life Corp. supports tech innovation

The 2017 Innovation Week Birmingham begins this Friday – August 18 through August 25 – and in anticipation of the week, the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) is highlighting sponsors and partners that help make Innovation Week Birmingham possible. In  addition to sponsoring Innovation Week, Protective Life Corp. has been an active supporter of Birmingham’s tech community. Matthew […]

New Market Tax Credits fuel Birmingham’s CrossPlex Village

New Market Tax Credits fuel Birmingham’s CrossPlex Village

Birmingham’s CrossPlex Village received a boost in the form of a $9 million investment using New Markets Tax Credits. TruFund Financial Services Inc., a national nonprofit with a presence in Birmingham that supports and helps provide financial resources for impoverished communities, announced the investment through its subsidiary Empowerment Reinvestment Fund (ERF). The funds will go toward the […]

Innovation Week Partner Spotlight: TechBirmingham

Innovation Week Partner Spotlight: TechBirmingham

The 2017 Innovation Week Birmingham begins next week – August 18 through August 25 – and leading up to the week the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) is highlighting more partners and sponsors that help make Innovation Week Birmingham possible. TechBirmingham is a proud partner of Innovation Week, and has helped make integral advances in the Magic City […]

Innovation Week Partner Spotlight: The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama

Innovation Week Partner Spotlight: The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama

The 2017 Innovation Week Birmingham begins next week! The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) is a partner of Innovation Week Birmingham this year and strives to support innovation in the Magic City year-round. Read our Q&A with Greg Sheek, director of Launchpad Programs at EDPA, below. BBA: How does your organization promote innovation in Birmingham? Greg Sheek: […]

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