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Hyundai announces wage increase for Alabama plant employees

Hyundai Motors has announced that it is instituting a new, more competitive wage structure for workers at its Montgomery Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA)...

Nominate a 2024 Woman of Impact

Every year, YHN Media Group honors 20 women who have made a significant impact in the state of Alabama through business, government, or non-profit...

Rep. Moore wants to ‘modernize’ farm data through USDA office

In an effort to enhance the U.S. Department of Agriculture's data, Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) introduced a bill that would create a commission to...

Mercedes-Benz partners with Buc-ee’s to expand EV charging locations

Mercedes-Benz announced they have formed a strategic partnership with Buc-ees, the company renown for some of the world's most beloved-travel centers. Their goal is...

Business, state leaders celebrate end of overtime taxes in Alabama

A first-in-the-nation tax policy will go into effect on January 1, 2024 that eliminates the state’s 5% portion of taxes collected on overtime work....

Southern Research, Innovate Alabama join to attract biotech firms

Two notable state organizations have partnered on an initiative to attract biotech firms into Alabama and also help expand the already-existing start-up companies in...

Alabama ONE Credit Union to acquire First Bank of Wadley

Alabama ONE Credit Union has gained approval to complete the acquisition of the First Bank of Wadley's assets and deposits. First Bank, a subsidiary of...

Alabama Grocers celebrate industry’s finest, tax relief at annual luncheon

The Alabama Grocers Association, representing more than 100 retail members operating over 750 stores statewide, honored industry champions last week in Birmingham. Lieutenant Governor...

Gulf Coast tourism industry recovering from 1-2 punch of 2020

The Gulf Coast is rebounding from the one-two punch in 2020 of COVID and Hurricane Sally, according to Beth Gendler, president and CEO of...

Ivey greenlights nearly $1M for additional EV charging stations

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants to three cities for electric vehicle charging stations. The grants are worth close to a grand total of...

Manufacture Alabama names Barganier to top role, succeeding founder George Clark

Manufacture Alabama, the only trade association in the state dedicated exclusively to the full array of regulatory, operational and competitive interests of manufacturers, announced...

UA leading project to give EV batteries second life

Electric vehicles batteries will find a second life in EV charging stations under a project led by the University of Alabama. With $4 million in...

Auburn’s Pelham named to Board of Directors of Tennessee Valley Corridor

Auburn University's own Steve Pelham has officially been named to the Board of Trustees for the Tennessee Valley Corridor(TVC), the organization announced recently. Pelham, Associate...

ACCS Innovation Center opens in Decatur – ‘this is a great day’

The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) marked a major milestone in its mission to prepare Alabamians of all ages for the workforce with real...

Poarch Creek Indians expands high-speed internet with $5.5 million investment

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has made a concerted effort to expand not only their tribal land's high speed internet -- but also...

Innovate Alabama awards $9.3 million to first class of designees

Innovate Alabama is taking a major leap in strengthening the state’s innovation and entrepreneurial landscape. The public-private partnership announced the inaugural designees of the...

Cost-share program helps bridge gap for logging operations

The Alabama Forestry Commission has announced a cost-share funding program that makes financial incentives available for forest landowners, loggers, and timber companies throughout the...

Gulf Coast wins against ‘far-left activists’ in NOAA decision, Alabama officials say

U.S. Sens. Katie Britt and Tommy Tuberville applauded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rejecting a petition to establish a mandatory 10-knot speed limit...

Benton nominated for 2024 Time Dealer of the Year

An Alabama businessman has been nominated for one of the automobile industry's most coveted awards. Dale Benton, president of Benton Nissan of Hoover, will be...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Google on trial

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) antitrust case against Google over its dominance of online search is unfolding. This marks the first tech industry...

Big Communications elevates Shannon Harris to executive creative director

Big Communications, a creative and marketing powerhouse, has promoted longtime staffer Shannon Harris to lead its award-winning creative department as executive creative director. Harris has...

McNair sets course to ‘modernize’ Accelerate Alabama as Commerce secretary

Accelerate Alabama, an economic blueprint that has driven ambition, strategy and evaluation for state business leaders since 2012, is set to receive an upgrade...

Commercial operations at ‘state of the art’ power plant begin

A 693-megawatt power plant has officially begun operations in Leroy. The Lowman Energy Center, a product of a partnership between PowerSouth Energy Cooperative and Mitsubishi...

National economy a concern for state business leaders

According to a survey taken by the University of Alabama Center for Business and Economic Research, small business leaders throughout the state appear to...