Saturday, December 8, 2018

Huntsville Mayor talks city growth, development at State of the City address

Article Title: Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle talks city growth, development at packed State of the City address


Article Snip: "...Huntsville’s metro population is continuing to grow rapidly, which Battle said makes it the fastest-growing population in Alabama. Beyond that, metro Huntsville’s growth rate exceeds the national average. Recently, Huntsville jumped one spot to become the third-largest city in Alabama, and many are projecting the city to become the largest in the state over time. “Many are talking about us being the biggest city in the state, and let me tell you, I would rather be the best city..."


Article Source: www.themadisonrecord.com
State of the City address 2018, Mayor Tommy Battle,

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Discover Where Corporations are Getting Taxpayer Assistance Across the United States

Article Title: The Subsidy Tracker site was programmed by Rich Puchalsky of Grassroots Connection


Article Snip: "...SUBSIDY TRACKER is the first national search engine for economic development subsidies and other forms of government financial assistance to business..."


Article Source: www.goodjobsfirst.org
subsidy tracker at www.goodjobsfirst.org, Corporate Welfare, Economic Development Subsidies, Subsidies,

Is the economic payoff worth the huge subsidies used to lure companies to a city/state?

Data centers for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and others have secured huge tax breaks but created few jobs.

Article Title: US cities and states give big tech $9.3bn in subsidies in five years


Article Snip: "...States and cities argue the tax breaks are necessary to attract the high-paying jobs that technology companies provide. But the list of the biggest giveaways so far shows that the handouts rarely result in significant job creation – and the jobs that are created come with a high price tag..."


Article Source: www.theguardian.com
Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement 77 (GASB 77), subsidy tracker at www.goodjobsfirst.org,
Good Jobs First shows that the size of individual handouts appears to be growing.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Mazda, Toyota breaks ground on new facility in Huntsville

Article Title: Mazda, Toyota breaks ground on new facility in Huntsville


Article Snip: "...Work was halted at the construction site during the summer of 2018 to ensure that the spring pygmy sunfish, a threatened species of fish..."


Article Source: www.waaytv.com
spring pygmy sunfish, Toyota and Mazda Auto Plant in Huntsville,

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Remington gets extension on job quotas for Alabama plant

Article Title: Remington gets extension on meeting job quotas for Alabama plant


Article Snip: "...A prominent firearms manufacturer has received an extension on meeting job quotas for its plant in the Rocket City. The Huntsville City Council is giving Remington Outdoor Co. until 2022...agreed to hire 680 employees by 2017. The company has only hired 450..."


Article Source: www.bizjournals.com
incentives, borrowing for incentives, Job Quotas, Huntsville City Council,

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Huntsville company to break ground on first phase of major Alabama development

Article Title: Huntsville company to break ground on first phase of major Alabama development


Article Snip: "...will begin work on The Camp at MidCity Huntsville located at 5901 University Drive. The first phase of retail development, which encompasses about 220,000 square feet, is expected to open in summer 2019. MidCity Huntsville includes ..."


Article Source: www.bizjournals.com
MidCity (Huntsville), Rascal Flatt’s, Wahlburger’s,

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Huntsville makes top ten in ‘Tech Town’ study

Article Title: Huntsville makes top ten in ‘Tech Town’ study


Article Snip: "...CompTIA, an information technology association and provider of IT certifications, places Huntsville 10th among the nation’s “Tech Towns.” This is based on data on tech job openings, median salaries and cost of living..."


Article Source: www.al.com
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Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Blue Origin BE-4 engine will be manufactured in the Rocket City

Article Title: The BE-4 engine will be manufactured in the Rocket City


Article Snip: "...Blue Origin is expected to announce plans to build a rocket engine plant in Huntsville after landing a contract with the United Launch Alliance. The Blue Origin BE-4 engine will be used to power the new Vulcan rocket..."


Article Source: www.waff.com
Blue Origin, BE-4 rocket engine, Vulcan rocket, United Launch Alliance (ULA), Jeff Bezos,

Friday, September 21, 2018

Auto supplier Mitchell Plastics expanding in Huntsville, Alabama

Article Title:


Article Snip: "...Automotive interior parts supplier Mitchell Plastics Ltd. is expanding its Huntsville, Ala., facility with an estimated 130,000-square-foot addition. The expanded facility will..."


Article Source: www.plasticsnews.com
Mitchell Plastics Ltd.,

Thursday, September 20, 2018

HudsonAlpha holds grand opening for Paul Propst Center in Huntsville

Article Title: HudsonAlpha holds grand opening for Paul Propst Center in Huntsville


Article Snip: "...The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology officially opened the Paul Propst Center in Huntsville today. The newest addition to the biotech campus is a 105,000-square-foot, two-story building that aims to promote research, education and economic development..."


Article Source: alabamanewscenter.com
Paul Propst Center, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville Economic Development,

Monday, September 3, 2018

Huntsville homes selling 21 days faster on average compared to one year ago

Article Title: Huntsville homes selling 21 days faster on average compared to one year ago


Article Snip: "...According to ValleyMLS.com , Huntsville-area sales totaled 753 units during July, up 19.5 percent from 630 sales in the same month a year earlier..."


Article Source: www.alabamanewscenter.com
Real Estate, Home sales, Huntsville Home Market,

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Alabama's Pit Bull motorcycle stands sold worldwide

Article Title: Alabama's Pit Bull motorcycle stands sold worldwide


Pit Bull Products Inc.
Pit Bull Products Inc.
Article Snip: "...They were so popular that he started his own company in 1994. Through trade shows, trackside vendor sales and reviews in motorcycle magazines the word began to spread. Huntsville-based Pit Bull Products Inc. now sells 10,000 to 15,000 stands a year to riders in Russia, Japan and Italy — and a lot in Australia..."

Article Source: www.al.com
Pit Bull Products Inc., Motorcycle Stands, Charlie Van Valkenburgh, Self-Made Entrepreneur,