By David Sher
Most folks’ first impression of Birmingham won’t be from driving to town on I-65.
Nor arriving at our Amtrak station, or at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
It will likely be from a simple Google search.
A Google search of Birmingham, however, can be quite embarrassing. Continue reading How Google is sabotaging Birmingham
A graph of Jefferson County’s population over the past 50 years looks eerily like the EKG of a dead man.
It’s a straight line that goes neither up nor down. It lays dormant like a dead body.
Unfortunately that flat line now appears to represent the good ‘ole’ days. Continue reading How to turn around a shrinking Jefferson County
Today’s guest columnist is Jeffrey Bayer.
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Our new COVID-19 world!
What do we worry about first?
…our personal health?
…our financial survival?
…the huge deficits being created by our federal government?
But there’s one additional worry specific to our Birmingham region. Continue reading Jeffrey Bayer—Time to rethink Birmingham
We are witnessing the re-invigoration of Birmingham.
We’re super-charging our look, our feel, and our brand. Continue reading Frank Stitt’s uplifting message for Birmingham
Paying attention to feedback from others with a broader point of view often offers insight.
That’s particularly true when it’s The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Brookings Institution, and the Milken Institute. Continue reading Birmingham mayors prove to the world we’re not bonkers
The national media continue to beat us up–First The New York Times and now The Wall Street Journal.
In December of last year, The New York Times wrote a piece subtitled, “Nashville and others are thriving…while cities like Birmingham, Ala., fall behind.”
Continue reading Gardendale, Irondale, & Fultondale: The devil made us do it!
April 3, 2019 could be the biggest day in Birmingham history.
This is not an exaggeration.
Our region has historically been plagued with distrust and dysfunction. Continue reading Could be the biggest day in modern Birmingham history
ALDOT closed I-20/59 through downtown–and the sun came up the next day.
I don’t know if this has been a fiasco or a nonevent, but I do know it’s time we take control of our future. Continue reading Who do we blame for I-20/59 shutdown?
Homewood is hot!
Homewood has great schools, beautiful neighborhoods and friendly people. It’s convenient to just about everything and has a booming downtown. It seems like a new restaurant opens there every month. Continue reading Time for a tough talk with Homewood