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Alabama Cities Ranked by Strength of Local Economies: Two in Top 10% Nationally

Policom Corporation has just released its 2012 rankings. The firm is an independent economics research organization based in Palm City, Florida, which specializes in analyzing local economies. Alabama has two cities ranked nationally in the top 10 percent of all 366 metro areas. To find out where your city ranks, read the full article. Continue reading

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Alabama Business Confidence Improves Slightly: Montgomery Is Most Optmistic, Huntsville Least

Business sentiment measured by UA’s Alabama Business Confidence Index™ (ABCI) moved back into positive territory at 50.8 for the first quarter of 2012, up 5.3 points from last quarter’s 45.5. Panelists are generally feeling mildly optimistic about their prospects this quarter, with all four industry indicators at or above 50. Continue reading

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90-Year Old Coppersmith Still Turning Out Lanterns

When Bill Paulk opened his coppersmith company in 1985 at age 64 he says it was as “a retirement business.” Now 26 years later at age 90, Paulk gives no hint of real retirement. He still turns out handcrafted copper lanterns. Continue reading

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