Historic downtown Bessemer will be featured on the silver screen as a new Bruce Willis film shoots there. Recently the A-list actor was seen filming Soul Assassin in The Marvel City. Keep reading because we’ve got the deets.
If you’ve turned on a TV or opened up Twitter lately, you’ve seen a national spotlight on Bessemer, Alabama. Recently, Bessemer received another country-wide accolade as Fast Company ran a photo essay of just a few of the workers that make up the heart of Bessemer.
The Bessemer area has exploded with new jobs and opportunities in the past couple years. One part that is now catching up with the times is the Bessemer Train Depot, now that it has been purchased by Brian Giattina, Blox CFO and founder of Bessemer Redevelopment Corps. Keep reading to see the past, present and future of this Bessemer icon.
One of the most satisfying things in life is helping others, and Dawn Hoag and Rob Street know all about that. They work at Amazon’s BHM1 facility in Bessemer and spend time off the clock engaged in community service. Keep reading to see how these two make a positive impact in the Birmingham area.
Amazon is bringing two new projects to Birmingham. The first project will focus on the former Century Plaza Mall and the second will be in Bessemer. These two new delivery stations hold so much opportunity for The Magic City. Here’s what we know so far.
Lowe’s will soon join the big name companies like Amazon and Carvana that are expanding in Bessemer. By Fall 2021, the 1.2 million square foot distribution facility will bring new opportunities to the area. Here’s what we know so far about this huge development.
Bessemer’s Jonesboro community is a federally-designated food desert. Located just Southwest of downtown Bessemer, this low-income area hasn’t had ready access to fresh, affordable food…until now. Keep reading for the scoop on Urban Market Discount Foods and how they’re changing access to healthy food in the area.
Bessemer and the greater Birmingham area owe so much to their industrial pasts. And, a recent $300,000 Brownfield Assessment Grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency will help Bessemer conduct community-wide assessments of 21 brownfield sites. The goal, according to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, is to help “transform contaminated sites into community assets.”
Big things are happening in Bessemer. In addition to the new Amazon fulfillment center, Carvana has chosen Bessemer as the site for a new $40 million distribution center. Check out why it’s such a big deal.
Plans are in the works to transform Bessemer’s former city hall space into a mixed-use development, bringing new housing units and retail space downtown. This is great news and a huge step in revitalizing the downtown Bessemer area! Here’s why.