Come Friday, April 9, the state of Alabama will no longer have a required mask mandate. Although Birmingham will continue to have a citywide mask requirement, Birmingham Business Alliance checked in with local companies to see how they feel and plan to handle the change. Here’s what they found.
Ron Kitchens arrived in Birmingham the third week of January. Since he came from Michigan, where he’d lived for almost 20 years, he didn’t mind seeing daffodils blooming already. Now that he’s had a minute to settle in to his new role as head of the Birmingham Business Alliance, we sat down to get to know him better. Here’s what we learned.
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.
According to a recent study by United Van Lines, more people moved to Alabama in 2020 than left the state. We wanted to know what that meant for Alabama, and for places like Birmingham—so we spoke to several local experts to learn more.
If you’re a business owner in the Magic City, the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) has been working on your behalf throughout the pandemic. If you’re someone who enjoys the many small businesses that help make this the place we know and love, they’ve been working hard to help those businesses stay afloat. To learn more, we reached out to Fred McCallum, Interim President and CEO of the BBA.
During his time playing for the Birmingham Barons, Kenneth “Kenny” Coleman got to play with Michael Jordan. Yes, that Michael Jordan. Now Coleman is back in town and ready to lead the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) in exciting new directions. I had the pleasure of sitting down with him on his third day on the job to talk about the Magic City, his vision for the BBA and a few of his local favorites. Keep reading for all the details.
Many small businesses in downtown Birmingham are still recovering from the damage done to their storefronts on Sunday night, May 31. In response, the community has set up the Birmingham Business Relief Fund to help these businesses back on their feet. Learn more.
This week, the Bold Goals Coalition of Central Alabama’s Workforce Action Network released a major report and launched a public engagement campaign focused on aligning education, economic development and workforce development to increase job growth in the Greater Birmingham seven-county region.