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Growth Report 2015

8 Birmingham’s thriving innovation and technology ecosystem touches every industry in our region. Here are some accomplishments and national attention our ecosystem received in 2014. INNOVATION+ TECHNOLOGY BBA Coaching for Startup Competition $800,000 10 8 6 4 2 0 $700,000 $600,000 $500,000 $400,000 $300,000 $200,000 $100,000 $0 2012 2013 2014 2015 to date CUMULATIVE AWARDS ($) BIRMINGHAM WINNERS (#) 2,112 PARTICIPANTS SPEAKERS $163,386 IN CASH AWARDS 77 1,812 PAGE VIEWS 2014 BIRMINGHAM INNOVATION WEEK PROJECTED FOR 2015 INNOVATION PARTNERSHIPS Funding $650,000 Federal grants Academia Industry Results Nano-diamond Nano-diamond coated drill bits Microfabrication facility Vascular grafts Bama Mine & Milling Birmingham Accolades Birmingham is one of the “Best Cities to Find a Startup Job” –ZipRecruiter Birmingham ranks “No. 20 for best Metro Area for STEM Professionals” –WalletHub Alabama ranks “8th for biopharma job creation” (led by Birmingham) –Site Selection magazine, March 2014


Growth Report 2015
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