Why the Design-build Concept Could Boost Birmingham’s Construction Industry
The Great Recession hit the construction industry hard. But the economic environment hasn’t been the only thing holding the sector back. Talk to some industry leaders and they’ll say productivity has dropped off, innovation is down and waste is endemic. But some new thinking is looking to shake those problems and possibility make Birmingham an even bigger hub for the construction industry.
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.
Business Groups Oppose Alabama’s Bathroom Bill
Alabama business groups are concerned if a so-called bathroom bill passes in Alabama, the state could suffer the same economic hit as North Carolina. That state suffered boycotts and major sporting events left after a similar bill was enacted there.