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
I keep hoping our Birmingham region will do better economically, but a recent report is disappointing.
The prestigious Milken Institute just released its 2018 annual report ranking of best performing cities. Continue reading OOPS! Greater Birmingham going the wrong way!
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?
I publish an article about our Birmingham region every week, but this piece affects me more directly since I live in Vestavia Hills.
It also impacts my wallet since I spend a lot of money in my community and Vestavia raised our sales taxes from 9 to 10% last year. Continue reading What we can learn from Vestavia Hills
Okay, I’ve written or published about this topic before—actually numerous times.
But now since we are just days away, I may actually get your attention. Continue reading No metro in the U.S. would tolerate what B’ham is allowing to happen
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
ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a more prosperous Birmingham.
Today’s guest blogger is Dr. William Carl . If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.
I write this piece, not because I want to, but because I feel compelled to. What I offer here are my personal views as a citizen, not the random thoughts of a religious leader in this community. Continue reading What Birmingham can learn from a former Texan who came from the North
Let me make this clear.
I’m talking about metropolitan Birmingham—not just the city of Birmingham. Yes, all seven counties including Shelby County.
Things are looking up—but not when we are measured against other regions. Continue reading 3 very bad numbers for greater Birmingham
What’s going on in America?
Everyone seems to be divided.
No one seems to want to cooperate to achieve common goals. Continue reading Pinch me! Is this really Birmingham?