I am sure by now, you all have seen the BHM baseball caps in retailers around town, but did you know that the company who came up with the idea is located right here in Birmingham and that it has expanded internationally?
The product line, baseball cap with airport codes stitched on them, promotes a sense of pride in one’s community, which is one of the founding principles behind why owner Ben Lancaster decided to open Aviate in 2015. And since its opening, the Homewood, Alabama-based company has garnered a loyal following.
Why wouldn’t Amazon choose Birmingham for its HQ2? To me, the choice is a no-brainer. Birmingham today is nothing like the Birmingham of just a short 10 years ago. I know a number of people say we have a snowball’s chance, but I for one am a believer that Amazon could thrive in the Magic City. Continue reading “Why Amazon should take a chance on Birmingham”
Wouldn’t you like to interact with some of the most well known women designers at this year’s ‘Antiques at The Gardens’ event? You will have your opportunity with the Antiques in The Gardens Designing Women panel discussion.
Designing Women – Saturday, Oct. 7
Karen Carroll of Flower magazine will lead a panel discussion and luncheon with Vine Garden Market, Charlotte Lucas, Liz Carroll and Paloma Contreras at 11:30 am.
By now you’ve probably heard that Amazon is looking for city to place a second Headquarters office and we can think of no better partner than the city of Birmingham. In fact, we are urging Amazon to take a hard look at the Magic City. Amazon made the announcement last week that the search is on for a second home base, which would bring approximately 50,000 high-paying executive jobs to its new location. Continue reading “What Great Partners Birmingham and Amazon Would Be”
$120 Million Economic Investment into the Birmingham Area
More jobs are on their way to Birmingham with Governor Ivey and the Birmingham Business Alliance’s announcement that the Indiana based manufacturing plant Autocar will expand manufacturing of its heavy-duty-cab-over engine trucks to the Birmingham metro area. This expansion means that the company will invest a $120 million dollars into its new operations. Continue reading “Birmingham Just Got a Huge Boost to its Economy by Landing Autocar”
UAB football is back after a two- year hiatus. The excitement in Birmingham can be felt all around town. It’s electric! Friday night UAB kicked off the return of football with a ‘UAB House Party’ with vendors and a concert by former UAB quarterback and country music star Sam Hunt, in Uptown Birmingham. Over 20,000 happy and excited UAB fans, supporters and employees attended the free House Party concert to kick off the return of football. Continue reading “The Electrifying Return of UAB Football”
There’s an organization in Jefferson and Shelby counties whose mission it is to help us breathe clean air. Alabama Partners for Clean Air (APCA), an initiative of the Birmingham Regional Planning Commission, is a group of partners that monitor the air we breathe and that implement, on a voluntary basis, strategies to improve our air quality.
Over the last few years, Birmingham has experienced a renaissance and redevelopment of downtown in large part due to commercial real estate growth. Commercial real estate, according the Birmingham Association of REALTORS®, contributes $465 billion a year to the U.S. GDP (Gross Domestic Products Index).