Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rocket City's Mayor Battle Suggest Huntsville, Madison Should Prepare Websites, Communications for Next BRAC

Mayor Tommy Battle urges Huntsville, Madison to get websites, communications ready for next BRAC

Article Title: Mayor Tommy Battle urges Huntsville, Madison to get websites, communications ready for next BRAC


Past Alabama BRAC Closures
Article Snip: "...Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle suggested both cities start ramping up their websites and similar tools in preparation of another round of military base realignment jobs potentially coming to Redstone Arsenal in 2017. ..."

Article Source: blog.al.com
BRAC
More Reading: 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

'AUSA Winter' Symposium Brought Thousands (over 4500) to the Rocket City

Symposium brings thousands to the Rocket City

Article Title: Symposium brings thousands to the Rocket City


AUSA Symposium - Huntsville
AUSA Winter 2014
Article Snip: "...This is the first year Huntsville has hosted the event and they're using every last one of the event spaces at the Von Braun Civic Center. "We have just learned that they have had over 4,500 attendees..."

Article Source: www.waaytv.com
'AUSA Winter' Symposium, U.S. Army,

Monday, March 24, 2014

Current Huntsville Employment Opportunities With Remington

Current Huntsville Employment Opportunities With Remington

Article Title: 20 positions available for planned Remington plant in Huntsville


Article Snip: "...They are posted on the company’s website at https://careers-remington.icims.com. The North Carolina-based gun manufacturer is partnering with Alabama Industrial Development Training to screen workers and provide job training. The AIDT website is http://www.aidt.edu...."


Article Source: www.enewscourier.com
Employment opportunities in Huntsville, Remington Outdoor Company,

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Huntsville: City identity lost with disappearance of postmark, but a strong and growing federal employee population

Madison County has a contingent of 32,872 federal employees, postal employees and federal/postal retirees (2009 Census)

Huntsville, which is located within Madison County, is in Alabama's Fifth Congressional District. Huntsville is a growing city with a large federal employee population. Even though the city lost its official identity with the loss of its postmark it continues to shine as an economic star.

Madison County has the largest population of federal employees, postal employees and federal/postal retirees in the entire state. Madison County (*Fifth Congressional District) has a contingent of 32,872 federal employees , postal employees and federal/postal retirees. This number has grown exponentially since the 2009 census with major government entities/commands moving to the area over the past several years. This population count does not include the civilian workforce and defense contractors that support the federal workforce. The Rocket City primarily thrives and exist based on a population supported by the defense and space industries. Huntsville is home to Redstone Arsenal and the Marshall Space Flight Center.

Huntsville at one time had a large Huntsville Postal Service Mail Processing & Distribution Facility that housed a large population of postal workers. Unfortunately, with little support from Alabama congressmen and Huntsville city leaders, Huntsville actually lost its postmark, identity and more than half its mail handlers to the Birmingham Mail Facility. As you may note, your mail has been slowed and is now postmarked in Birmingham. In fact, if it were not for the U.S. Postal Service postponing mail processing facility closures and consolidations, the entire mail processing facility on Wall Triana would have closed in 2014. The loss of Huntsville's postmark and subsequent official postal identity remains a scar upon a city that boast large economic development. On a positive note the loss of the historic Huntsville postmark made it a collectors item among postmark collectors.

Huntsville, Alabama is known as the Rocket City.


Source: Huntsville Economic Development

Friday, March 7, 2014

Director of Economic Development Appointed as city’s new Director of Planning

Michelle Gilliam Jordan Named Director of Planning for City of Huntsville

Article Title: Michelle Gilliam Jordan Named Director of Planning for City of Huntsville


Michelle Gilliam Jordan
Michelle Gilliam Jordan
Article Snip: "...HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle announced the appointment of Michelle Gilliam Jordan as the city’s new Director of Planning ..."

Article Source: whnt.com
Director of Economic Development, Director of Planning, Michelle Gilliam Jordan,

Thursday, March 6, 2014

This is 'only the beginning' of Huntsville growth, says Mayor Tommy Battle

Article Title: Mayor says recent Huntsville growth 'only the beginning'


Article Snip: "..."We've been known as an engineering town, a rocket scientist town, a town full of engineers and PhDs. We also have a very good segment that is advance manufacturing, high-tech production," Battle said. The mayor said not going through middlemen and having direct contact with neighboring city leaders has helped in attracting new business, including Remington. Battle said Limestone County and the City of Athens pitched in an extra $1 million to help Huntsville attract the arms manufacturer...."

Article Source: www.waff.com
Huntsville Mayor, Mayor Tommy Battle,

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New Huntsville Veterans Affairs Clinic Will Serve 13,000 Patients

New Huntsville Veterans Affairs Clinic Will Serve 13,000 Patients

Article Title: New Huntsville Veterans Affairs Clinic Will Serve 13,000 Patients


Article Snip: "...HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - A brand new 47,800 square foot VA Clinic is coming to Huntsville..."

Article Source: Military Veteran News
Military Veteran News, Huntsville VA Clinic,

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Regions Bank committed to serving as the economic development bank of Alabama

Regions Bank loaned $1.3 billion for Alabama economic development in 2013, boosting program to $1.5 billion in 2014

Article Title: Regions Bank loaned $1.3 billion for Alabama economic development in 2013, boosting program to $1.5 billion in 2014


Article Snip: "...“The Alabama Economic Development Loan Pool reflects Regions’ commitment to serving as the economic development bank of Alabama,” said John Turner, South Region president for Regions Bank. ..."


Article Source: www.al.com
economic development bank of Alabama, Regions Bank,