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Growth Report 2015

6 MILESTONES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS The work of the Birmingham Business Alliance to grow jobs and capital investment and effectively market the region to the world is guided by a strategic plan that focuses on economic, community, regional and workforce development, as well as public and private leadership. The accomplishments, accolades and demographics on the following pages are a snapshot of the progress made in the Birmingham region in 2014, which, along with the BBA’s strategic plan, help unify the region to realize its full potential and strengthen its status as an economic leader in the Southeast. Birmingham Accolades Birmingham one of “Top 10 Best Downtowns of 2014” – Livibility.com Birmingham one of Top 10 Hottest Housing Markets for 2014 – CNNMoney Birmingham is America’s Most Affordable City in 2015 – Forbes Birmingham is America’s Best City for 2014 – Movoto Birmingham No. 2 in the nation in millennial homebuyer growth – Builder magazine Birmingham one of America’s Best Cities for Global Trade – Global Trade magazine Birmingham in Top 10 of ‘new industrial boomtowns’ – Forbes STERIS Corp. chooses Birmingham for global HQ for specialty services, IMS Evonik selects Birmingham for new R&D center Oxford Pharmaceuticals to build $29.4 million facility in Birmingham AIDT opens first Birmingham training center to focus on construction, manufacturing


Growth Report 2015
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