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How to extort money from City of Homewood

We have a little game us business people play in Birmingham—and we’re darn good at it. When it’s time to renew the lease on our building—we go to our home city or surrounding cities and demand money. And it’s so … Continue reading

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Our good friends in Homewood should fund Railroad Park

The big controversy currently is whether the City of Birmingham should fund maintenance for Railroad Park. I love Railroad Park as do many of you.  Almost everyone agrees it has been the catalyst for just about everything good that has … Continue reading

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Let’s flush 5.27 million dollars down the toilet

I’m sure you saw the headlines… Birmingham considering $5.27 million in tax breaks to keep Serra Automotive in town “Tracey Morant-Adams, the city’s economic development director, said the city faces competition from nearby suburbs, including Trussville, necessitating action from Birmingham. … Continue reading

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Let’s spend $125 million stealing from one another

Birmingham has always been known as a “steel” town.  Now we should be known as the “steal” town. While our peer cities are recruiting companies from other regions, we steal businesses from each another.

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There’s no way in hell we’ll ever work together

  Leadership Birmingham is a diverse group of Birmingham citizens who are selected each year to study Birmingham’s problems and opportunities and then go out and make a difference. I was in the class of 1992 and when I graduated … Continue reading

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