Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Rocket City named among top 25 places to retire

Article Title: Huntsville Named Among Top 25 Places To Retire

Article Snip: "...And the CNNMoney report noted that the city also has a healthy dose of aerospace and high tech companies that feed the intellectual and economic base along with UAHuntsville’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute that offers dozens of courses geared toward retirees...."

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Removing Huntsville Mail Processing will harm economy

Article Title: U.S. Postal Service studying closing Huntsville's mail facility on Wall Triana Highway

Article Snip: "...According to the Postal Service, the proposal recommends transferring originating mail processing operations from the Huntsville Processing and Distribution Facility, which handles all mail across North Alabama, to the Birmingham Processing and Distribution Center...."

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Huntsville Processing and Distribution Facility,

Friday, September 9, 2011

BRAC good for Huntsville Economy

Article Title: Redstone Arsenal job additions help reshape Huntsville's economy

Article Snip: "...decision to add about 4,650 positions to Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal has reshaped the north Alabama city's economy...."

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Space: Huntsville's Economic Frontier

Article Title: Space: Huntsville’s future - but when

Article Snip: "...the future of the space industry, a economic keystone in North Alabama. At the close of the session, Battle asked Griffin to give them some idea of how to sell the concept of manned spaceflights to Washington...."

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dunkin' Donuts to open in Northern Huntsville

Article Title: Dunkin' Donuts Announces Four New Restaurants in Northern Huntsville, Alabama With the Robinson Family

Article Snip: "...Dunkin' Donuts, America's every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with the Robinson Family and Southern Food Services, Inc. for four new restaurants in Northern Huntsville, Alabama. The first restaurant is slated to open in 2012 and the remainder by 2016. ..."

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Missile defense a good provider of Huntsville economic development

Article Title: Facility could double workers

Article Snip: "...Lockheed's Huntsville facility. Aderholt said production of the missile in Courtland would be a “big win for Alabama.” “This really boils down to economic development for our region,” he said. ..."

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Huntsville economic development,

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Manufacturing Advocacy Council

Article Title: Huntsville business leaders named to new Manufacturing Advocacy Council

Article Snip: "...HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Ronald Boles and Ken Tucker, both of Huntsville, have been named to the new Manufacturing Advocacy Council..."

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Manufacturing Advocacy Council, Huntsville Economic Development,

Monday, August 8, 2011

More Huntsville Downtown Economic Development Proposed

Article Title: Huntsville Working with Developer for Downtown Project

Article Snip: "...big benefits for the city of Huntsville. “That would be a way the city could submit to that area. It prompts growth, both on the economic development side as well as retailers,” says Reynolds...."

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Debt Ceiling debate is being watched particularly closely in Huntsville

Article Title: State moving investments in case of debt limit bust

Article Snip: "...The debate is being watched particularly closely in Huntsville, where about half the economy is tied to the Army or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at Redstone Arsenal. Mayor Tommy Battle and Finance Director Randy Taylor said ..."

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Moody's: The Rocket City Ranks #1 for Employment Growth

Article Title: Moody's: The Rocket City Ranks #1 for Employment Growth

Article Snip: "...Located a stones throw from the Tennessee River, Huntsville has become a mecca for elite tech companies such as Lockheed, Raytheon, and literally hundreds more. The Tech America Foundation recently found that Huntsville has the highest concentration of high-tech workers, 2nd only to San Jose's Silicon Valley...."

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Huntsville Home Market, Investment in Huntsville,

Monday, June 27, 2011

Got An Idea for the Downtown Area of the Rocket City?

Article Title: What do YOU want to see in Downtown Huntsville?

Article Snip: "...Downtown Huntsville has endless potential. The City of Huntsville wants to know what you want to see downtown. More green space? More entertainment options? The choice is yours. Tell us about restaurants, sports, entertainment, transportation ideas and more so that we can make our downtown area the place to be in Huntsville...."

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Ideas for Downtown Huntsville,

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Redstone Arsenal is Huntsville's Economic Bread and Butter

Article Title: Redstone Arsenal has generated growth, prosperity for Huntsville for more than 60 years

Article Snip: "...Redstone Arsenal has a $2.3 billion annual economic impact on North Alabama and southern Tennessee, by the estimate of numbers used by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce...."

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Growing the Rocket City economy

Article Title: Economic development director to speak on ways Huntsville’s economy can grow

Article Snip: "...“The positive thing about him coming here is he has a proven track record of economic development,” Woodward said. “He lives in a community that decided that they want to take an initiative for economic development. They came up with specific guidelines on how they wanted to do that.”..."

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Economic development,

Saturday, April 23, 2011

National Solar Observatory considers Huntsville

Article Title: UAHuntsville in running for National Solar Observatory HQ

Article Snip: "..."NSO is also an exceptional example of how the state of Alabama can use its high-powered scientific and technology research to fortify our economic development,” said Dr. Malcolm Portera, chancellor of the University of Alabama System and Interim President at UAHuntsville. ..."

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fortify our economic development,

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Huntsville ranked as a top city for best prospects for inward investment, economic development and business expansion

Article Title: New York City Ranks Top in the First Ever "American Cities of the Future" Ranking

Article Snip: "...According to the judging panel, Huntsville, Alabama; Dayton, Ohio; and Richmond, Virginia, had the best FDI strategy amongst the small cities...."

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Huntsville Economic Development,

Monday, April 4, 2011

Huntsville Retail Biz Overpass Impact: Location, Location, Location

Article Title: North Huntsville's retail future cloudy as Parkway overpass construction winds down

Article Snip: "...Commercial developer Scott McLain agrees with Patel that overpasses, while unquestionably a plus for traffic flow through Huntsville, are generally bad news for businesses on the access roads...."

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overpass construction,

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Aerojet expands in Huntsville

Article Title: Aerojet launches Huntsville expansion

Article Snip: "...aerospace and defense company Aerojet officially launched the expansion of its facilities in Alabama to add engineering expertise and business outreach. ..."

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How do I get a Huntsville Business License?

Article Title: How do I get a Huntsville Business License?

"...In Huntsville, Alabama, a business license is called a Privilege License. Any person or persons, firms, or corporations engaged in any exhibition, trade, business, vocation, occupation, profession, calling or conducting any type business within the corporate limits of the City of Huntsville, shall obtain a Privilege License from the Clerk-Treasurer's Department before engaging in that business.

The following steps are to be followed to obtain a Privilege License (This information is gleaned from the City of Huntsville website and is accurate as of the date of this posting Ref:"

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