Alabama Economic News

FBI To Build $1 Billion Campus In Huntsville

David Preston | November 15, 2019
Huntsville, AL

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investing over $1 Billion dollars in office space and complexes in Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal. When all work is completed over 4,000 FBI employees should be stationed out of the new Huntsville offices. Huntsville is known as the Rocket City...

Poarch Creek Tribe Proposes to Expand Gambling in Alabama

David Preston | November 13, 2019

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians launched a website to promote their “Winning For Alabama” proposal to expand gambling operations in Alabama. This plan would also give them exclusive rights to all forms of class three gaming in the state, except for a lottery.  The...

Political Advocacy Group Attacks Poarch Creek Indians

David Preston | October 25, 2019

A new non-profit political advocacy group called Poarch Creek Accountability Now has been formed to ‘bring attention’ to an unfair playing field between the Poarch Creek Band of Indians and the rest of the people of the state.  Former State Senator Gerald Dial is the...

800,000+ Alabama Residents Live Below Poverty Level

Brent Wilson | October 21, 2019

Alabama may have an unemployment rate of just 3 percent but according to Alabama Possible, over 800,000 Alabamians are living under the poverty level. Alabama Possible’s 2019 Poverty Data Sheet highlights statewide poverty data related to educational attainment, employment, and food security. The report compiles...

Carnival Cruise Line Extends Its Stay In Mobile

David Preston | October 15, 2019
Carnival Fantasy Docked in Mobile, AL

On Monday, October 14th, officials with Carnival Cruise Line and the city of Mobile agreed to a 3-year extension to keep the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship in Mobile through November of 2022. In 2015, Carnival Cruise Line returned to Mobile as a homeport with the...

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