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DC BLOX to open data center in Alabama with significant growth potential

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 BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Atlanta-based DC BLOX today announced plans for a data center in Birmingham that has the potential to grow into a flagship operation with an investment that could total $785 million. DC BLOX, a provider of data center, network and cloud services,

Written by Jerry Underwood

At BIO convention, Alabama biotech firms show off promising research

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BOSTON -- Representatives of 10 Alabama biotech firms are attending the world’s largest industry conference this week, hoping to return home with new investments and partnerships to further their groundbreaking research in the state. More than 16,000 industry leaders from more than 70 countries...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama bioscience delegation targets connections at BIO convention

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A high-level delegation from Alabama’s bioscience industry is attending this week’s BIO International Convention, the world’s largest biotechnology conference, to make connections and build relationships that could blossom into new collaborations or investment partnerships. The Alabama delegation at BIO in Boston includes representatives from...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Steve Case: ‘Great things happening in Birmingham’

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham’s startup scene got a major boost on Wednesday, as a traveling caravan of national tech and innovation leaders met some of the city’s most dynamic entrepreneurs. The Rise of the Rest bus tour, led by America Online founder Steve Case,

Written by Dawn Azok

Rise of the Rest bus tour to showcase Birmingham innovation ecosystem

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham’s entrepreneurial and innovation landscape will be in the spotlight today, as the city hosts a national tour of supporters of early-stage startups. The Rise of the Rest bus tour passes through the Magic City, where it will make stops at...

Written by Dawn Azok

Analysis: Alabama bioscience industry’s impact tops $7.3 billion a year

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Alabama’s multifaceted biosciences industry generates $7.3 billion in economic activity annually while supporting 780 companies and nearly 48,000 direct and indirect jobs across the state, according to a new analysis by researchers at the University of Alabama. The comprehensive study underscores the contributions and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Google kicks off construction on $600M Alabama data center

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BRIDGEPORT, Alabama — Internet giant Google today officially launched construction of a $600 million data center in Alabama with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site in Jackson County. The project will create as many as 100 full-time jobs and create massive economic ripples. Google...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Evonik expands Birmingham health care business with 50 new jobs

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Evonik Corp. officials today announced that significant new investments in the company’s Birmingham labs will add extensive manufacturing and R&D capabilities while also creating more than 50 high-paying jobs. Following $50 million in investments over the past four years, the Birmingham...

Written by Jerry Underwood

NASA Marshall advances 3-D printed rocket engine nozzle technology

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama have developed and tested a new 3-D printing technique to make rocket engine nozzles in a way that greatly reduces costs and development time. The nozzles, which operate in extreme temperatures and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Could patented golden kiwifruit be Alabama’s next export success?

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REELTOWN, Alabama – A small community in eastern Alabama is home to the nation’s only commercial golden kiwifruit orchard, an innovative operation that could lead the way in establishing a new specialty crop for growers across the Southeastern U.S. The Southeast Kiwi Farming Cooperative,

Written by Dawn Azok

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