3 impactful ways Tquila Automation will change the Magic City

Nextec building in the Switch District (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Written By Ashton Ray

The new Nextec LLC building (1531 Third Ave. North) is already paying dividends.

Tquila Automation is coming to Birmingham and the automotive software company has big plans for the Magic City. Keep reading to see how their move will impact your community. 

1. Revitalizing Downtown

Earlier this year, the Birmingham City Council voted to fund Nextec, LLC to redevelop and rehabilitate the Edwards Motor Company Building (formerly Sticks ‘N’ Stuff) to use as flexible workspace and collaboration areas for start-up businesses. 

This week, the Nextec building has scored a big new tenant. Austin, Texas-based Tquila Automation is making a home in Downtown Birmingham. 

Birmingham beat out Atlanta, Nashville, and Austin for Tquila Automation’s new hub.

2. High Quality Jobs

According to Made in Alabama, Tquila Automation plans to bring over 200 high quality jobs to the Magic City in the next five years. 

The jobs include; 

  • Software developers
  • Business analysts
  • Consultants
  • Business managers 

The company operates as an automation consultancy that helps businesses streamline their functions by focusing on robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other emerging technologies. It serves clients in industries including manufacturing, FMCG, financial services, energy and insurance.

3. Huge Economic Impact

The Birmingham Business Alliance predicts Tquila Automation will generate $21.51 million in overall economic impact over the next 20 years. 

Tom Abbott, CEO and co-founder of Tquila Automation told Made in Alabama – “By investing in technology careers in the City of Birmingham and the State of Alabama, we’re on the front-line driving innovation in businesses, supporting the demand for new jobs and growing talented team members.”

This is a big move for Tquila Automation and a huge win for Birmingham. 

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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