Today’s guest blogger is Bill Ivey.
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For a moment, let’s assume a few things about the Birmingham metro area.
That the Birmingham mayor and council are the best we’ve had in generations.
That the Jefferson County Commission is in peak form. Continue reading Alabama cities suffocated by a system designed for failure
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Alabama grew by about 12,751 people last year.
That’s less than a sellout crowd at Coleman Coliseum where Alabama plays basketball.
Continue reading Alabama: Stagnant and poorly educated (3 creative ideas)
It really didn’t hit me until my family went to the beach last year.
We arrived in Destin– immediately driving to a nearby Publix on Highway 98 to buy our groceries. Continue reading An ingenious way for Alabamians to earn extra money
ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a more prosperous metro Birmingham.
Today’s guest blogger is Bruce Ely. If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.
Alabama cities and counties depend heavily on revenues from sales taxes.
Unlike other states, sales taxes are the largest single source of tax revenue for Alabama municipalities and many counties. Continue reading Alabama worst in the U.S. for sales tax red tape
ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a more prosperous Birmingham.
Today’s guest blogger is Natalie Pickett. If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.
I am a proud native of the Birmingham area. I grew up in Hoover until I moved out of state for college.
I live in North Carolina now, but I visit Birmingham frequently to see my parents and siblings. Continue reading Birmingham could be the Southern city that gets it right
It’s a beautiful sunny day.
You work downtown and make plans to meet a friend at the Summit for lunch.
You drive onto the 3rd Avenue North entrance ramp of the Red Mountain Expressway. Continue reading 13 Jeffco cities wasting your money–risking your life
We in Alabama have made a name for ourselves.
We are known for our football and for our politics.
The prominence of Alabama football is obvious.
The Crimson Tide has won 17 national football titles and the Auburn Tigers have won five. Continue reading Alabama named #1 in football and political corruption
Why do Alabama governors seem not to care about Jefferson County?
Often our governors, our legislature and even some state departments–either ignore or abuse us. Continue reading Fox6 asks Gov. Ivey about her tough comments on Birmingham
Governor Ivey, you can do better than this.
Ivey, who’s campaigning for a full four year term as governor, addressed the Rotary Club of Birmingham on March 7th.
In her prepared remarks she bragged about $6 billion of new investments in Alabama since April of last year…including the $1.6 billion Huntsville Toyota-Mazda plant. Continue reading Gov. Ivey sticks foot in mouth
ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.
Today’s guest blogger is Tom Manzo. If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.
Alabama beats California — and no, I’m not talking about college football.
Many Californians would bristle at the notion of being bested by Alabama. But employers aren’t so picky:
Continue reading Why California should be more like Alabama — seriously