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In this issue:
Making the list: Birmingham named among best cities for global trade
Alabama back in top 10 for states with the best biz climate
New UAB, SRI partnership to bring medical devices to market
Brasfield & Gorrie awarded $84 million hospital contract in Dallas

 


Making the list: Birmingham named among best cities for global trade
on November 04, 2014 

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The city of Birmingham has been named among "America's Best Cities for Global Trade" by an international trade publication.

 

Global Trade magazine's latest ranking of international business friendly cities is featured in the latest edition coming out Monday.

 

Birmingham Mayor William Bell celebrated the ranking and cited several major local companies with international connections as examples of the city's strength.

 

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[al.com]


 


Alabama back in top 10 for states with the best biz climate
Alan Alexander Reporter-Birmingham Business Journal
Nov. 3, 2014

Site Selection Magazine's annual study of states with an attractive atmosphere for businesses has ranked Alabama No. 9 on its 2014 Top State Business Climate Rankings.

 

Alabama has moved up two spots from the 2013 rankings, but still ranks lower than in 2012, when the state came in at No.6.

 

Half of the final results are from a survey of corporate site selectors based on their experiences of locating sites within the state. The other half of the results are based on seven measures including the number of companies opening facilities in the state, dollars invested in those sites and past performance of Site Selection's Competitiveness rankings.



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New UAB, SRI partnership to bring medical devices to market

on November 03, 2014 

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A new partnership between UAB and Southern Research Institute could bring several new medical devices to the market each year.  

 

The Alliance for Innovative Medical Technology - AIMTech, for short - aims to connect UAB's biomedical engineers and clinicians with SRI's experts at bringing a device to market.

 

AIMTech will raise help raise capital, establish small medical device companies and manage the clinical trial approval process; it won't do the manufacturing or selling. It would guide a device to either its purchase by a larger company or to the creation of a spinoff company.

 

 

 

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[al.com]

 

 

 

  


 

Brasfield & Gorrie awarded $84 million hospital contract in Dallas
Bryan Davis Reporter-Birmingham Business Journal
Nov. 3, 2014

Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie has announced it has been awarded an $84.5 million expansion and renovation contract for Medical City Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

 

The project encompasses 288,600 square feet that includes 220,000 square feet of vertical expansion to the existing facility.

 

Brasfield & Gorrie will also do 68,600 square feet of phased interior renovations within multiple departments on the Dallas campus.

 

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[Birmingham Business Journal]




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