BBA reports 35 projects, 1,240+ jobs and $518M invested in Birmingham in 2020

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Construction along 1st Avenue North. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

On Tuesday, February 2nd, the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) reported on their findings for the seven-county region over the past year. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 brought several promising developments to the Birmingham area. Here’s what we learned.

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Miles College teams up with local start-up to address equity in COVID-19 research

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Miles College is entering first of its kind partnership. Photo via Miles College’s Facebook

Did you know that certain demographics are less likely to get vaccinated due to inequity and biases in the medical sector? Miles College has begun a unique partnership with #NOWINCLUDED, powered by Acclinate, to tackle the issue of equity in COVID-19 vaccinations and clinical research trials. Keep reading to learn more about this important initiative.

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9 highlights from a productive year in tech in Birmingham, including Ed Farm

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Tim Cook meeting with Odessa Woolfolk, founding board chair of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Photo by Pat Byington

Despite ups and downs, 2020 has been a magical year for tech news in The Magic City. We took a look back to see some of the biggest tech events in Birmingham in 2020—including the announcement of Ed Farm.

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