Today’s guest columnist is Jacob Rogers.
Born and raised in the Birmingham metro area, I attended elementary school in Midfield, middle school in Warrior, and high school in Blount County.
After graduating from Samford University in 2009, it took me several months to find an entry-level position. Continue reading The missing secret sauce for Birmingham’s future →
Today’s guest columnist is Malcolm McDonald.
“If you want a career in tech, you really need to move to the coast.”
The words rang in my head. “He would know.” I thought. Nestled in the sunny hills of San Francisco, my childhood friend was a product leader at Netflix. Continue reading I can’t believe I’m hunting $1 billion companies in Birmingham, Alabama →
Today’s guest columnist is David Fleming.
Parking lots are dead spaces. Nothing we can construct sucks the life and vibrancy out of a place more than a parking lot.
Yet we cannot seem to live without parking. Views on parking dominate almost every issue related to downtown growth. We hear:
“There is not enough parking.” Continue reading Downtown Birmingham, Time for a parking revolution! →
By David Sher
According to Birmingham Lede “Jefferson County lost nearly 4,600 people between 2021-2022.
Even the Birmingham Hoover Metropolitan area lost population.
How’s it possible to be located in the center of the Sunbelt, the fastest growing region in the U.S. and be shrinking? Continue reading The next logical step for our Birmingham region →
Today’s guest columnist is Don Erwin.
In the last thirty years Birmingham has lost one company after another.
There’s an old saying among economic developers that “It’s easier to keep an existing business than to find a new business to replace it.” Continue reading Hey Birmingham, it’s not people versus business here →
Today’s guest columnist is Robert Simon.
It’s remarkable how a single trip changed my life and likely the future of the city I love.
In 2004, I traveled with a cohort of about 100 business, community, and political leaders to Charlotte, North Carolina sponsored by the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading Two major projects among the largest in Birmingham history →
Today’s guest columnist is Janice Wilson.
There is a popular Facebook group entitled, “You knew you grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, if:”
It’s filled with fond memories and photos of such fun and happy places like Cascade Plunge, Kiddieland, and Joy Young.
Continue reading My childhood memories of Birmingham may be different than yours →
Today’s guest columnist is Chris Nanni.
We see it every day – those hugely expensive MAX buses—trundling down the street carrying one or two passengers.
It looks like another example of our public dollars not being deployed in the most efficient manner. Continue reading Good-bye to empty MAX buses and hello to Birmingham On-Demand →
By David Sher.
This column is about one of the most amazing Birmingham men I ever met.
I’ve written columns in the past about crazy times at the old YMCA and about incredible Birmingham people like Fred Sington, Jr.
When I think about Charley Boswell, I get a smile in my heart and a tear in my eye. Continue reading Birmingham blind golfer shot three holes in one →
Today’s guest columnists are Liz Huntley and Kathryn McDonald.
The weather is warming up, and – admit it – you’re itching for a new dress, or tie, or pair of shoes.
You’ll probably head to the Summit. Or maybe the Galleria. Continue reading A Birmingham gray history story–whites and blacks supporting one another →