Magic City Marketplace: Stunted Downtown Growth?

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Magic City Marketplace: Stunted Downtown Growth?

Birmingham’s received a lot of attention for its downtown revival with more apartments and a grocery store slated to open in the next couple of years. But that has some business types warning that growth could be stunted because of the city’s taxes. That’s where we start with this week’s Magic City Marketplace.

Andrew Yeager

Announcer Producer



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.

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