Cindy Crawford: Magic City Marketplace
Alabama is considered one of the least competitive health insurance markets in the country. And while a number of provisions from the Affordable Care Act kick in next year, most observers don’t feel that’ll make much difference. We hear why in this week’s Magic City Marketplace.
Birmingham is big business and small. But whatever the size of the operation, the marketplace is connected by people who have to grapple with numbers and projections and spin. We try and slice through the psychobabble that can be business news with a weekly discussion of who's up and who's down, why the market reacts a certain way or what a business closing or opening means to you.
Birmingham’s Evolving Luxury Home Market 08-22-2016
Birmingham’s housing market has steadily improved since the recession with some pockets absolutely on fire this year. But there’s a segment of housing worth look at more closely – luxury homes. We talk about these homes selling for more than a million dollars in this week’s Magic City Marketplace.
What’s Ailing Birmingham’s Public Transportation Industry? 08-15-2016
Public transportation has flailed in Birmingham since the departure of the head of the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority last October. There are several transformative projects currently in the works, but many feel those projects have lost momentum. The question now is where do we go from here? That’s where we start this week’s Magic City […]
CEO Pay in Birmingham 08-8-2016
Researchers have documented rising inequality between those at the top of the economic ladder and workers at the bottom. Perhaps nothing represents this split more than the CEO salary. We hear about the earnings of Birmingham area CEOs in this week’s Magic City Marketplace.
Birmingham Startup Lands $20 million in Venture Capital 08-1-2016
Birmingham tech startup Shipt grabbed eyeballs earlier this year when its logo went up on a on a downtown building. It drew wider attention with the announcement the company pulled down $20 million in venture capital. We talk about what that means in this week’s Magic City Marketplace.
Why is Commercial Real Estate such a Hot Commodity in Birmingham? 07-25-2016
Birmingham is attracting a lot of commercial investment. Since 2011, out-of-state investors have spent more than $3.8 billion on commercial property in Jefferson and Shelby Counties. This trend is said to have peaked in 2014, but experts say investor money is still flowing into the city. In this week’s Magic City Marketplace, Ty West, editor […]