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Huntsville technology incubator wins millions in grants from Obama administration

A technology business incubator at the University of Alabama in Huntsville is one step closer to reality after receiving a $500,000 grant from the Obama administration. Jay Williams, assistant secretary for economic development for the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), visited...

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5 growing startups to advance to Alabama Launchpad event this spring

Five startups from Birmingham, Mobile and Anniston will vie for up to $250,000 this spring during an Alabama Launchpad competition in Florence. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, which hosts the event, will allow teams to participate in a startup finale April 7 on...

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6 Alabama companies win U.S. Chamber’s 2016 Blue Ribbon awards

Several companies from north and central Alabama will be honored in Washington, D.C., this summer as winners of the 2016 DREAM BIG Blue Ribbon Awards. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Sam's Club, announced it has selected 100 Blue Ribbon recipients. Six...

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2016 SBA Emerging Leaders Class Is Now Taking Applications

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The U.S. Small Business Administration Alabama District Office announced that it is currently seeking applicants for the 2016 Emerging Leaders Program. The program curriculum is designed to assist small business owners with developing a strategic growth action plan that they can...

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Alabama Launchpad created millions in funding, hundreds of jobs in 2015

Alabama Launchpad, the startup support arm of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, helped generate millions in funding and created hundreds of jobs through the program in 2015. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="232"] Alabama Launchpad, the startup support arm of the Economic Development Partnership of...

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UA Students Prep to Pitch Grocery Delivery Service in Statewide Competition

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A team of four University of Alabama students will pitch their grocery delivery business idea in the second round of the Alabama Launchpad statewide business competition Feb. 19 in Birmingham. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Care Package Team from The University of...

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Alabama Department of Revenue Offers Convenient Online Services to Taxpayers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Alabama Department of Revenue is kindly reminding taxpayers of the many online services that can help alleviate stress for taxpayers during this tax season. Taxpayers can now skip the hassle of waiting in long lines or mailing...

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UAH secures $500,000 for new business incubator

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="456"] Rendering of the Invention to Innovation Center to be built at the University of Alabama in Huntsville[/caption] UAH continues to find additional funding sources for its $12M business incubator designed to help support startups in high-tech fields while creating an...

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