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Alabama Innovation Awards honor success stories across state

Companies across Alabama, including medical researchers, shipbuilders and a media mogul, are being honored for their commitment to innovation. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama will present the 2016 Alabama Innovation Awards during the sixth annual Alabama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference in Birmingham. All...

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Birmingham-Southern College names first executive-in-residence in entrepreneurship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Jennifer Skjellum, president of the nonprofit TechBirmingham and co-founder of TechAlabama, has been selected as Birmingham-Southern College’s first McCain Executive-in-Residence in Entrepreneurship. Skjellum will teach three courses this academic year; foster entrepreneurial thinking among BSC students; and collaborate with the college’s Krulak Institute...

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Alabama startup on path toward growth thanks to $50,000 loan from nonprofit

What started as a small organic farm specializing in vegetables and herbs is now on a path toward continued growth thanks to Neighborhood Concepts (NCI). Harvest Roots, which built a reputation producing sauerkraut for farmers markets, now focuses on kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi and even...

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Governor announces grant to assist small businesses in Appalachian counties

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Robert Bentley has announced a $400,000 grant to establish a loan fund focusing on small businesses in Appalachian Alabama. The grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission will be used in a joint effort by Pathway Lending of Nashville and the Alabama Small...

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RadioBro entrepreneurs prep for launch of Cyclone flight test system

[caption id="attachment_15204" align="alignnone" width="411"] RadioBro's Marc Becnel, left, and Nathanial Long visited with potential customers at Farnborough.[/caption] The young aerospace entrepreneurs behind Huntsville startup RadioBro Corp. are prepping for the production roll-out of their flight test data-acquisition system as they continue to pursue business...

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RadioBro entrepreneurs prep for launch of Cyclone flight test system

[caption id="attachment_15204" align="alignnone" width="411"] RadioBro's Marc Becnel, left, and Nathanial Long visited with potential customers at Farnborough.[/caption] The young aerospace entrepreneurs behind Huntsville startup RadioBro Corp. are prepping for the production roll-out of their flight test data-acquisition system as they continue to pursue business...

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Small businesses looking forward to sales tax holiday

A "lackluster" summer for sales have small businesses looking forward to the upcoming sales tax holiday across the state, said Rosemary Elebash, Alabama director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. The holiday from sales tax on a host of items including clothing, computers,

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Northrop Grumman Surpasses $1 Billion Subcontracted to Small Businesses Under Missile Defense Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has exceeded $1 billion subcontracted to small businesses under the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Joint National Integration Center Research and Development Contract (JRDC). A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=40806 The company celebrated the milestone with two events...

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