Birmingham is known for many things, but above others, UAB has created a massive presence with the Healthcare industry and the Innovation Depot has spurred a huge amount of growth through technology.
State Parks Amendment 2 was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s Alabama elections with 1,367,434 “yes” votes, according to the latest reports on the Secretary of State website.
The popular constitutional amendment that protects State Park funding, outperformed all statewide contested and uncontested candidates and the other 13 amendments.
Save the date. This Friday, November 11th, at 1:45pm, Bham Now will be holding a Facebook Live interview with December BOLD Series speaker Jim McClintock.
Ever seen Shark Tank? Think of people with grand or even simple ideas bringing their dreams to the very people who can make them a reality. UAB’s iLab, the university Innovation Lab, is doing the same for their students.
On November 6th, Chandler Riggs, the actor who portrays Carl on AMC’s hit show the Walking Dead, let the world know he was accepted to Auburn University. The 17-year-old, Atlanta native has been with the show since the premiere and has quite a large fan base. So of course, his fans had a lot to say about his acceptance.
ayy i just got accepted into auburn
— chandler riggs (@chandlerriggs) November 7, 2016
The saying, “The south will rise again” may not have been said pertaining to the rise of business in the south, and how it is becoming a large player, but maybe it should have.
In the most recent Site Selection Magazine rankings, Alabama scores an 83/100, #9 out of 25 states, with the best business climates.
One of the annual events that makes Birmingham special is the city’s unique role in holding the Annual National Veterans Day Parade.
Since the rise of Avondale, Good People Brewing, and many more, Birmingham has not been the same. Attraction toward downtown continues to rise not only with consumers, but with new businesses being interested in our growth.
Next brewery up, District Brewing Co.
According to the latest unofficial results posted on the Secretary of State’s website, State Parks Amendment 2 garnered 79.80 percent of the votes in favor of the constitutional amendment.
The tally with 61 of the 67 counties reporting:
Yes – 1,267,557 – 79.80%
No – 320,856 – 20.20%
Amendment 2 was the top vote-getter among the 14 constitutional amendments astonishingly receiving 212,000 more “yes” votes than any other ballot measure.
“Alabamians have once again shown their support for our state parks. This is a tremendous win for conservation and for our state’s most precious places,” stated Tammy Herrington, Executive Director, Conservation Alabama in an email to supporters.
By: Bill Finch
Wouldn’t it be great if you could train your yard to be more resistant to drought?
Expecting our modern lawns and gardens to weather a drought is like expecting a hopeless couch potato to run a marathon. The way we water our yards has actually created weak and breathless plants that can’t survive under normal conditions, much less when things take a turn toward drought.
The city is not the only area of Birmingham that is benefiting from the Ham’s high demand for business and residential space.