News Archive

Innovation

Alabama makers help business recruiters tell state’s story in unique way

Innovation

When it comes to courting new and expanding companies, Alabama’s business recruiters don’t have to look far for help. They often turn to local artists, manufacturers and other makers when they want a special gift for company officials or international dignitaries, and they have...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama academic researchers work to power new discoveries

Innovation

Researchers at universities across Alabama are involved in groundbreaking work that is bringing promising new developments to industry, healthcare and community life. In many instances, the projects have been recognized by national research groups, which are funneling millions of dollars in funding into the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Santa Alert: Made In Alabama’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Innovation

Talent, creativity and innovation run deep in Alabama, and it’s not hard to wrap a bow around them this holiday season. Across the state, entrepreneurs, artists, bakers and other makers are selling their wares. Finding a special Alabama-made gift to fit any budget is...

Written by Dawn Azok

Innovate Birmingham partnership creates pathway to tech jobs

Innovation

A program called the Innovate Birmingham Regional Workforce Partnership will deploy $6 million in federal funding to train young adults in Alabama’s largest metro area for 925 high-paying technology-focused jobs. The Innovate Birmingham partnership is supported by a broad coalition of business, community and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mobile focuses on tech sector growth with innovation initiatives

Innovation

MOBILE, Alabama -- Alabama's Port City is known around the world for building big ships and jets, but it's also home to people who create systems, software and other innovative solutions that power industry. The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce has been increasing its...

Written by Dawn Azok

UAH researcher patents green carbon fiber process for rocket nozzles

Innovation

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville is pioneering a new technology that could provide a more environmentally friendly path to explore space. William Kaukler, an associate research professor at UAH’s Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center, has been...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama Innovation Fund provides boost for UNA UX center

Innovation

FLORENCE, Alabama – The Alabama Innovation Fund is providing more than $80,000 to advance plans by the University of North Alabama (UNA) to set up a center that assists entrepreneurs and gives students valuable hands-on experience. UNA’s College of Business is getting $81,300 from...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Universities partner with NASA to boost space exploration

Innovation

The University of Alabama and Auburn University are collaborating with NASA on future technologies that could aid space exploration. Officials from both universities and representatives of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville signed new Space Act Agreements to kick off the partnerships. [caption...

Written by Dawn Azok

HudsonAlpha acts as catalyst for Alabama bioscience growth

Innovation

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – From world-class researchers to worried parents, people across all walks of life are finding answers at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. [caption id="attachment_2742" align="alignright" width="300"] HudsonAlpha is a major player in Alabama's bioscience sector.[/caption] Set on 152 acres in Huntsville’s Cummings Research...

Written by Dawn Azok

Analysis: Boeing Alabama impact reaches $2.3 billion

Innovation

Boeing Co.’s impact on the Alabama economy totals $2.3 billion a year, according to a new analysis that highlights how the aerospace giant supports a highly skilled, technical workforce in the state. The University of Alabama study found that Boeing’s presence in the state...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Stay connected to what's happening in Alabama now.

  • Enter your email address to receive periodic updates on the evolution of business in Alabama.

Ready to start your company's next chapter in Alabama?

Alabama may be small in size, but its ability to accommodate businesses seeking success is vast. See why companies like Mercedes, Airbus, Hyundai, and Honda have decided to call Alabama home.

Find A Site Learn More About Alabama