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In this issue:
Defense technology firm DRS signs 10-year lease at Redstone Gateway in Huntsville
New Bishop State training series aims to boost employee performance for Mobile area businesses
Birmingham's innovation ecosystem: $500 million in federal research shapes economy, but funds harder to come by
Innovation Conference Registration Now Open!
Alabama Launchpad and Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce to hold Aug. 26 workshop to help small businesses secure federal Department of Defense grants

 


Defense technology firm DRS signs 10-year lease at Redstone Gateway in Huntsville 

 

By Lucy Berry | lberry@al.com 
August 04, 2014 at 8:49 AM, updated August 04, 2014 at 8:50 AM 


HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Defense technology firm DRS recently signed a 10-year lease for a 131,600-square-foot building at Redstone Gateway in Huntsville,according to Corporate Office Properties Trust in Maryland.

 

DRS will occupy an existing 62,400-square-foot flex building on 7200 Redstone Gateway connected to a brand new 69,200-square-foot facility on 7400 Redstone Gateway. 

   

more...[al.com]

 



New Bishop State training series aims to boost employee performance for Mobile area businesses 

 

By Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com 
August 01, 2014 at 2:53 PM 

 

 

MOBILE, Alabama - A new series of professional development training begins Tuesday in Mobile to help local businesses strengthen employee performance levels.

 

The series is being offered by Bishop State Community College's divisions of workforce development and lifelong learning through the college's Business Services Solutions Center, and Alabama Power employees will comprise the first course Aug. 5-8.

 

more...[al.com]

 

 


Birmingham's innovation ecosystem: $500 million in federal research shapes economy, but funds harder to come by

August 03, 2014 at 6:30 AM, updated August 03, 2014 at 7:43 AM

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - If you ask someone in Birmingham if the half a billion dollars in federal research spent here each year is important to the local economy, most everyone would say it is. But if you ask them how important, that would be hard for anyone to answer.

 

Steven Ceulemans, vice president of innovation and technology with the Birmingham Business Alliance was recently tasked with answering that question, not only for Birmingham, but for the nation.

 

It is easier to find that answer in Birmingham than in some other cities.


more...[al.com]

 

 



 

 

Registration Now Open!

 

Over two days, entrepreneurs, investors, university and government leaders, heads of industry, and innovators from across Alabama interested in building the state's innovation economy will convene in Birmingham, September 25-26 for Alabama Launchpad's Annual Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference.

 

  • Alabama Governor Robert J. Bentley: The Governor will once again join us to present awards and comment on the importance of innovation to Alabama's future.
  • One-On-One Mentoring Sessions: A new feature this year where conference attendees can schedule brief (15 minute) conversations, with top business leaders and entrepreneurs.
  • Start-Up Village: The village last year was such a hit we are doing it again and adding even more startups and cool technologies.
  • Tech Job Fair: TechBirmingham and Birmingham Business Alliance are hosting a tech job fair concurrently with the conference for Alabama companies to meet potential employees with tech skills.

 

Complete Agenda

 

As you scan the conference website, you'll discover we're putting together our most complete and complex conference yet.

 

Over the coming weeks, we'll be highlighting parts of the conference content, but for more details now, go to: alabamalaunchpad.com

 

Register Today!

 

 

 

 

 



Alabama Launchpad and Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce to hold Aug. 26 workshop to help small businesses secure federal Department of Defense grants.

 

 

 

 




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