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Business Facilities names Alabama ‘State of the Year’ for 2015

[caption id="attachment_13397" align="alignnone" width="432"] A Polaris off road vehicle stands during an announcement the company will expand production facilities in Huntsville, Ala., Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (Governor's Office, Jamie Martin)[/caption] Business Facilities magazine said today it has selected Alabama as its 2015 “State of...

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Small Business Week Awards nominations being accepted

The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for its 2016 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to...

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GATR Technologies wins big contract

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="436"] GATR Inflatable SATCOM Terminals[/caption] Huntsville based GATR Technologies is moving up in the world of Defense Contracting. The company is known for its round inflatable satellites which have been in use for a few years now but a new duo...

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$50,000 Launchpad prize will help north Alabama startup grow in 2016

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="429"] Jeff Hammock, founder and chief executive officer of MechOptix in Huntsville. MechOptix won $50,000 to further advance its automatic brake lamp that protects cyclists from rear-end collisions. (Courtesy)[/caption] A $50,000 prize from Alabama Launchpad will allow one Huntsville entrepreneur and...

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Big Break: Small Businesses Looking for Annual Tax Deduction

Small businesses are close to getting a permanent half-million-dollar tax break when they buy equipment like cars, computers and machinery. But tax pros say owners should crunch some numbers before claiming the big deduction. An agreement that was reached in Congress this week and...

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Alabama business owner wins $25,000 through national Wells Fargo contest

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="449"] Courtney Fitchard, CEO of Clean Supreme. (Courtesy)[/caption] A Huntsville business owner and veteran is one of only five U.S. winners who will receive a $25,000 prize from the Wells Fargo Works Project contest. Courtney Fitchard, CEO of Clean Supreme, will...

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Made In Alabama’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

You already know that all kinds of great products are made in workshops, factories, studios and kitchens across Alabama. Even better, many of them make perfect gifts for the special ones on your holiday shopping list. Our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide highlights the creativity...

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