Innovation & Growth – Mayor Bell’s ‘State of the City’ Address

Yesterday, Mayor William Bell delivered his “State of the City” address, spoke to The Women’s Network, then visited the Pratt City Library to speak to the public – highlighting the growth of Birmingham from many different aspects.

Birmingham Mayor William Bell delivers his “State of the City” address to residents at the Pratt City library. (Ariel Worthy, The Birmingham Times)
Mayor Bell addressing citizens at Pratt City Library – Photo by Ariel Worthy, The Birmingham Times

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1MillionCups B’ham, Jan. 11th, Presentation

1Million Cups Birmingham is an organization, hosted in the Innovation Depot UAB iLab, connected to the Kauffman Foundation, which allows local entrepreneurs the chance to practice pitching their ideas in front of an audience, then to gather feedback from other entrepreneurs.

This is not a funding opportunity, but instead an educational resource that caters to all types of new businesses (entrepreneurs).

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Little Donkey is coming to 280

From Homewood to Nashville, this locally owned restaurant just keeps on expanding. Homewood’s very own Little Donkey is opening up their newest location along U.S. 280 later this year.

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New Dating Site, for Birmingham College Students, Created by BSC Students

There is a lot to say about the environment/ecosystem the Magic City inherently promotes for startups – One that is inviting, supportive, and full of great networking opportunities.

These college students, from Birmingham Southern College, have certainly found that in Birmingham by helping others find their match, in a sort of different way.

 

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A Guide to the Magic City’s Startup & Revitalization Organizations – (Part 5 of 5)

Talking with Deon Gordon, the Director of Business Growth for REV, I found out some great info about the revitalization geared organization.

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The Mission:

“We exist to ‘creates vibrant commercial districts by filling vacant spaces and growing sustainable businesses.’

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