The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened a Business Recovery Center at the Gulf Shores Activity Center at 260 Clubhouse Drive to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Sally, WKRG recently reported. During the office’s hours, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., seven days a week, SBA representatives at the location provide information about disaster loans, answer questions…Read More
The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department (MFRD) promoted Jeremy Lami, former MFRD chief of staff, following former Chief Paul Mark Sealy’s recent retirement, AL.com reported. Having worked for Mobile for 29 years, serving as chief for three, Sealy is now replacing recently retired Fire Chief Hartley Brokenshaw in Gulf Shores. According to Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Lami’s…Read More
Mobile recently released its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), which summarizes and communicates the city’s financial condition. It was postponed due to a focus on COVID-19, Mayor Sandy Stimpson said, adding, “The trends which have developed over the last 6 years are encouraging.” Of particular note is the projection that the city could be free…Read More
The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee is offering opportunities for voters to learn about candidates and make informed decisions in the August 25 municipal elections for Daphne, Fairhope and Spanish Fort. The chamber has released election guides for each city that include information about absentee voting and district maps. Each candidate for…Read More
The Alabama Agricultural Stabilization Program was approved for state agribusiness on August 12. Following funding requests from state industry organizations, individuals and businesses, Governor Kay Ivey earmarked $26 million for farmers, ranchers and agricultural operations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Its funding was made possible by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act…Read More
Airbus DS Military Aircraft Inc. has been awarded a $10-million maximum ceiling firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for the sustainment and modernization of five CASA 212-200 CC60 aircraft, Business Alabama reports. Most of the work, installing new avionics suites and maintaining aircraft for the U.S. Army Special Operation Aviation Command, will…Read More
The Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) released its master plan for moving commercial passenger service to the Mobile Downtown Airport at Brookley Aeroplex on August 4, WKRG reported. The move will cost a total of about $403 million and could be done in five years. The 20-year plan calls for a new $160-million terminal at Brookley…Read More
Innovation Portal is a nonprofit incubator and innovation hub accelerating startup growth in southwest Alabama and the central Gulf Coast. The program provides a growth-focused space and community for entrepreneurs, innovators and creatives to connect and is set to open this month at 358 St. Louis Street in Mobile, BusinessAlabama recently reported. The 30,000-ft2 building’s…Read More
Mobile’s leaders promised on August 4 that Langan Park would be getting a revitalization, AL.com is among outlets to report. Langan Park is heavily used, as many people occupy its pavilions for birthday parties and events, use the playgrounds, play disc golf and exercise. The Mobile Parks and Recreation planning team says the new developments…Read More
Flight Works Alabama, a cooperation between the Airbus Foundation, the State of Alabama and a group of educational partners and commercial sponsors opened a new aerospace exhibition and education center at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley on August 4, Alabama Newscenter reported. The 15,000-ft2 aerospace exhibition and education center features more than 40 high-tech aviation…Read More
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