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FUTURE PROOFING BY LEARNING FROM THE PAST

November 15th, 2021

There were several events precipitating the 2007 to 2009 Great Recession, but the role they played in it wasn't fully understood until years later with the benefit of hindsight. It was that hindsight that helped us better prepare for the recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Organization

PNC Foundation awards Urban Impact $50,000 grant for minority-owned small business loan fund

November 15th, 2021

The second-largest bank in the Magic City is providing grant funding to a local nonprofit to help small businesses in underserved communities.

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Economic Vitality

5 takeaways from a new report on the health and future of downtown Birmingham

November 9th, 2021

How healthy is downtown Birmingham? How does it affect the greater Birmingham region, and how does it compare to other downtowns across the country?

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MERCHANT'S ALLEY OPENS IN HEART OF ATHENS, HIGHLIGHTING LOCAL MUSIC, ART

November 9th, 2021

Merchant's Alley features art, capitalizes on music and is a center for people to enjoy in the heart of Athens.

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Economic Vitality

Distillery spurs vibrancy, new development in downtown Headland

November 9th, 2021

When Lloyd Keel opened a distillery in Henry County three years ago, he envisioned a hobby business built on his longtime interest in making whiskey.

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