BF Editor

Nestled in the piney woods of Alabama is a rising economic dynamo that is flexing its muscles and challenging all comers. Gov. Robert Bentley tells us how Alabama is rapidly moving forward to cement its leadership in automotive, aerospace and exports. From the March/April 2013 issue.


Nestled in the piney woods of Alabama is a rising economic dynamo that is flexing its muscles and challenging all comers. Gov. Robert Bentley tells us how Alabama is rapidly moving forward to cement its leadership in automotive, aerospace and exports. From the March/April 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Accelerating In Alabama

BF Editor

FEATURE STORY: Accelerating In Alabama

Gov. Bentley

Nestled in the piney woods of Alabama is a rising economic dynamo that is flexing its muscles and challenging all comers. Gov. Robert Bentley tells us how Alabama is rapidly moving forward to cement its leadership in automotive, aerospace and exports. From the March/April 2013 issue.



Deepwater Horizon: Three Years Later

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Legal settlements from the massive BP oil spill, which could total $42 billion, will generate a gusher of economic development funds for the Gulf Coast.


From the Ground Up

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The end of the Space Shuttle program could have meant the end of a jobs bonanza on Florida’s Space Coast, but the folks who enabled us to send men to the moon didn’t let that happen.



Locked, Loaded and Ready to Relocate

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As more states pass tough new gun control measures, weapons makers threaten to pack up and move to gun-friendly locations.



Masters of Disaster

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After Mother Nature’s big wakeup call, the realization is growing that today’s disaster recovery must prepare us to meet future cataclysms.


Doubling Down in NJ

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New Jersey is bolstering its casino industry by embracing Internet and on-demand gaming, betting that expanding the pool of gamblers will lift Atlantic City’s fortunes.