What Birmingham Businesses Want From City Leaders

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Publix has been a driver of growth in the downtown area. But Birmingham business leaders have an eye on the upcoming elections for more change.

Andrew Yeager,WBHM

Publix has been a driver of growth in the downtown area. But Birmingham business leaders have an eye on the upcoming elections for more change.

The Birmingham Business Journal looked at key business issues ahead of the August 22 Birmingham mayoral race, and where many of the candidates stand. As for business owners, they want a lot of the same things residents want: investment from city leaders into the city. They want nice libraries and good schools. And as Stephanie Rebman, managing editor of the Birmingham Business Journal, tells WBHM’s Gigi Douban, they want it to be easier to do business in the city.

 

Gigi Douban

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