economic development


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Even though most people don’t think about economic development in their day-to-day lives, it can be a big factor in their lives, said Yvonne Murray, the director of 58 Inc. more

Dec 27, 2017 10:02 PM Businesses

Meadow Brook Corporate Park Building 100

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The company plans to relocate its corporate headquarters into the Meadow Brook Corporate Park and double its Birmingham-area workforce from 300 to 600 in five years, its president and CEO said. more

Dec 4, 2017 9:39 PM Businesses

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City officials are not disclosing the name of the company until Monday, but City Treasurer Robert Yeager said the company plans to invest $12.5 million to move its corporate headquarters to Hoover, bringing 600 jobs to the city over five years. more

Nov 30, 2017 10:36 PM Businesses

Greg Knighton

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Greg Knighton will take on a new role of economic developer for the city of Hoover on Dec. 18. more

Nov 28, 2017 4:28 PM People/Places

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Erica Techo

Yvonne Murray joins 58 Inc. with 10 years of experience as the director of economic development for the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham. more

Oct 25, 2017 11:24 PM Businesses

A London-based organization called SoccerEx has proposed bringing its first North American convention in 20 years to Hoover but wants Hoover to pay to be the host city. more

Oct 18, 2017 7:06 PM News

Stadium Trace Village site 8-29-17

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Two developments are part of the Trace Crossings community, and the third is the shopping center in Riverchase slated to gain a Whole Foods Market. more

Sep 5, 2017 4:03 PM News

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Erica Techo

The county commission discussed a director position for 58 Inc. as well as a potential merger of Shelby Iron Works and the Shelby County Historical Society. more

Jun 27, 2017 1:32 AM News

Rick Davis Hoover chamber 5-18-17

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The Birmingham-Hoover metro area accounts for 31 percent of the state's gross domestic product and had 20 percent of new job announcements in 2016, a Birmingham Business Alliance official said. more

May 18, 2017 7:05 PM Businesses

technology roundtable 5-16-17

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About a dozen Hoover-based technology companies met with city officials to share ideas. more

May 16, 2017 8:53 PM Businesses 1 Comments

Joe Sumners

Sydney Cromwell

When businesses are considering moving or expanding to a new city, Sumners said they look primarily at three things: workforce, infrastructure and incentives. more

May 5, 2016 8:32 PM Businesses

The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce discussed bringing more jobs to Shelby County. more

Jun 4, 2015 8:40 PM News

The City will use $200,000 in public funds to pay for the development and construction of infrastructure for a new Applebee's restaurant. more

Apr 9, 2014 3:16 PM News 2 Comments

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