6 startups pitching for $150K at EDPA’s Alabama Launchpad finale. Attend imerge2019 August 28 to celebrate ‘Alabama’s next first’

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6 companies will pitch to win part of $150,000 Alabama Launchpad funding at imerge2019 on August 28. Photo via EDPA

The next generation of Alabama’s innovators will pitch to win part of $150,000 funding on offer from the EDPA at Cycle 3 of the Alabama Launchpad competition in Birmingham on Thursday, August 28. The finale forms part of imerge2019, a special event to celebrate Alabama’s past, present and future role in the space race.

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Got Grit? These Wonder Women of Economic Development Certainly Do!

Whitney Wright and Miller Girvin, two key figures in Birmingham’s success and current status as an entrepreneurial hub, will empower girls by sharing the stories of their own career paths and how they landed in Birmingham. Learn how these two women help Birmingham improve every day!

Starbucks opens 11th Community Store in the U.S. at Crossplex Village in Birmingham’s Five Points West. Here’s what you need to know.

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Mayor Randall Woodfin with the Starbucks employees at the new Starbucks at Crossplex Village in Ensley Five Points West. Photo by Starbucks.

Starbucks recently opened its 11th Community Store and first in Alabama at Birmingham’s Crossplex Village in Ensley/Five Points West.   Continue reading “Starbucks opens 11th Community Store in the U.S. at Crossplex Village in Birmingham’s Five Points West. Here’s what you need to know.”

Ergonomic furniture business, Corona Group, to invest $2 million to expand in a 55,000 square-foot space in Birmingham’s Avondale neighborhood

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The Corona Group is investing $2 million in Avondale.

The Avondale neighborhood continues to be the hotbed for growth with new businesses moving in and established businesses expanding! The neighborhood also pops with exciting entertainment and dining options for everyone in Birmingham to enjoy.

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Watch out for these 7 startups honored at EDPA’s imerge event on July 12

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Did you make it to imerge? A signature event of Birmingham’s recent Innovation Week and hosted by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA), imerge recognized movers and shakers in Alabama’s start-up business scene. See who they are. Continue reading “Watch out for these 7 startups honored at EDPA’s imerge event on July 12”

DC BLOX will break ground in Aug. on a $785 million data center in the Birmingham Titusville Neighborhood

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DC BLOX economic development announcement. Photo by Bham Now

Atlanta-based DC BLOX is investing $785 million into Birmingham over the next 10 years to build their largest data center to date in the country. The data center will be located on 27 acres at the old Trinity Steel site in Birmingham’s Titusville neighborhood, the company announced at a press conference today. Continue reading “DC BLOX will break ground in Aug. on a $785 million data center in the Birmingham Titusville Neighborhood”

Gov. Ivey and Mayor Battle announce Facebook will build $750M data center in Huntsville, Alabama

 

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First Google, Now Facebook!

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Gov. Kay Ivey earlier today held a press conference to announce that Facebook will build a $750M data center in Huntsville, Alabama.   Continue reading “Gov. Ivey and Mayor Battle announce Facebook will build $750M data center in Huntsville, Alabama”

Alabama Sawyer, Edifyonline and Wyndy talk about their experience in the Alabama Launchpad competition; imerge 2018 is July 12

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Alabama as an emerging force in innovation

Since 2014, EDPA’s  imerge innovation awards ceremony has celebrated Alabama companies who are the most innovative in the state. Continue reading “Alabama Sawyer, Edifyonline and Wyndy talk about their experience in the Alabama Launchpad competition; imerge 2018 is July 12”

For Birmingham to thrive, Woodfin says it’s all about education and economic development

You’ve heard Mayor-elect Woodfin throw around these terms this election year: education and economic development.

What does Birmingham’s new mayor have in mind?

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Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin with children from the A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club, via Facebook

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Birmingham Just Got a Huge Boost to its Economy by Landing Autocar

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$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”