Find out what economic developer Ron Kitchens loves about Birmingham, his new home

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Cooking on stage with Vivian Howard of Chef and the Farmer (Kinston, NC) at Catalyst University Leadership Conference. Photo via Ron Kitchens

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.

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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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