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Target deal for Shipt showcases Birmingham’s dynamic tech sector

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The vibrant entrepreneurial tech scene in Birmingham is once again in the national spotlight, as Target plans to buy local grocery delivery service Shipt for $550 million in a blockbuster deal. The retail giant, which announced the acquisition in December, said...

Written by Dawn Azok

Montgomery hosts Air Force’s largest conference on cyber threats

information technology

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – This week, Alabama’s Capital City has been at the center of high-level discussions focusing on the wide-ranging cyber challenges facing the nation in the digital age. The Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference (AFITC) today enters its third and final...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Innovate Birmingham partnership creates pathway to tech jobs

information technology

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

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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

Pizitz project providing lift to Birmingham tech community

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A new downtown Birmingham development that mixes residential and office space with innovative food offerings and a community gathering spot is poised to become another boost for the city’s thriving tech sector. Bayer Properties’ $66 million redevelopment of the historic Pizitz...

Written by Dawn Azok

Montgomery Cyber Connection will provide technology boost

information technology

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Officials today unveiled an initiative called the Montgomery Cyber Connection that will permit blazing-fast Internet speeds, positioning the region for growth in the technology sector and fueling economic growth. [caption id="attachment_13550" align="alignright" width="239"] Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange[/caption] At the heart of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Equifax opens Global IT Talent Center at Auburn University

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Atlanta-based Equifax, the giant credit reporting agency and information technology company, today announced the opening of a Global IT Talent Center at Auburn University to boost its pipeline of information technology professionals. The multimillion-dollar investment in the Auburn talent center will create between 40...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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