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An idea that would transform Birmingham

How about an idea most people think would transform Birmingham–but they will not consider because they think it would be impossible to implement? You may say we don’t need to do anything different because we’re making progress.  We are making … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s 50 most influential execs—maybe not?

On August 30, 2013, The Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) published a list of Birmingham’s 50 most influential executives.  (Click here to see BBJ list of 50 most influential executives) The BBJ tried to answer the question, “Who holds the power … Continue reading

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Judge Scott Vowell tells it like it is

Birmingham’s always been called the “city of potential promise,” but our metro area continues to struggle. Our children are leaving.  Our largest companies are abandoning us.   And we’re experiencing little or no growth. Birmingham is beautiful; we have smart … Continue reading

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I did a back flip when the BBJ ran this piece

We started publishing the ComebackTown blog nearly a year ago to begin a discussion on improving government for metro Birmingham. We had become completely frustrated because no community leader was willing to discuss better government.  The response was always, “That’s impossible…so … Continue reading

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This should make the Birmingham haters salivate

When I first started writing these blogs, I was immediately introduced to the Birmingham haters. You know the Birmingham haters. They are the stars of talk radio and the first to comment on al.com. They hope Birmingham’s annihilated by the … Continue reading

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How can we have UAB and suck?

  When our Chamber of Commerce (BBA) visited Charlotte in 2004, we were greeted by the President of the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Charlotte’s a city on fire, but the first words out the President’s mouth were, “We don’t … Continue reading

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BBJ Readers support unified metro government–two to one

  I was dumbfounded when I saw the results. The Birmingham Business Journal ran a poll the week of February 29, 2012. Readers were asked, “Would you be in favor of a unified metro area government for Birmingham?” The response … Continue reading

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Birmingham rated one of the poorest sports cities in U.S.

  It seems like a distant memory, but in the 70’s and 80’s, Birmingham leaders were plotting to recruit an NFL football franchise to Birmingham.  I don’t know how close we came, but we obviously felt there was a possibility. … Continue reading

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Will the last big company left in Birmingham please turn out the lights

  With Vulcan Materials facing a hostile takeover bid from a North Carolina-based competitor, Birmingham is on the verge of losing another public company headquarters.  Even if Vulcan survives, the trend is ominous. According to a Birmingham Business Journal article from December … Continue reading

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