First Ave. North to host Two Tech Firms

Downtown Birmingham  landed two fast growing technology companies within the heart of 1st Avenue North, according the BBJ this week.

Two technology companies, including a national one, have chosen to locate on First Avenue North in downtown Birmingham.
Photo by Libby Schlup

New York based Usablenet and locally owned Aegis Foundry have teamed up to relocate at 2127 First Ave. North.

Advantageous for both tech companies, and within walking distance of Innovation Depot, First Avenue North is becoming a high demand corridor for creative tech companies.

Here are the business “vitals” on Usablenet and Aegis Foundry.

Based out of New-York, with offices in London and LA, this tech. firm provides solutions for websites to increase customer engagement.

Today, Usablenet is a driving force in the world of mobile and multichannel customer engagement.

– Usablenet website

Originally from Homewood, Aegis is relocating to share the building with Usablenet. With services ranging from consulting to managing software for startups, this company is your one stop shop for advancing productivity.

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We enable clients to succeed and increase productivity by leveraging technology.

– Aegis Foundry website


The Building:

Located on 2127 First Ave. North, Hallett Johnson’s group (Usablenet Inc.) plans on leasing out the first floor to another firm which focuses on innovation, according to the BBJ.


Johnson told the BBJ he personally moved back to Birmingham and relocated to downtown because of the “revitalization going on in the city”.


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