The Weekly Wrap – February 24, 2023

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Black History in Huntsville 

As we wrap up Black History Month. Below are some incredible stories of Huntsvillians who shaped everything from music to business in our community. 

The Historic Huntsville Foundation’s Rooted in History exhibition, “Brick by Brick: The Legacy of Henderson and Daniel Brandon,” shares the story of one family’s path from enslavement to freedom, highlighting their journey as they established Huntsville’s most successful Black-owned business in the Post-Reconstruction era.

From gospel music to jazz, from blues to hip-hop, Huntsville’s African American community has fostered a creative space of musical greatness.

Oakwood University honors former slave Dred Scott, who lived on a plantation where the university now stands.  

It’s Cookie Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Girl Scout Cookie season! Take a minute to support young female entrepreneurs and satisfy your sweet tooth. More information and where to buy locally can be found here

Business & Economy

Economic Development: Stovehouse development continues to boom as $44 million in permits have been issued for apartments. 

Read More: February 22, 2023

Economic Development: Nucor picks Alabama for $125M plant that will expand new business unit.

Read More: February 22, 2023


Appointed Boards and Committees: Interested in serving on a Huntsville municipal board or committee? The city of Huntsville’s tool Granicus is a one-stop shop to apply for positions, search for open positions, and search current board members and board terms. 

Read More: City of HSV 

Space Force: Senator Tuberville speaks on delays and false alarms in recent months regarding a final-and-official decision on locating U.S. Space Command at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.

Read More: February 22, 2023

Credit Rating: The city of Huntsville has once again received a perfect credit rating from Moody’s Investors Services and S&P Global Ratings.

Read More: February 20, 2023

Electric Vehicles: City leaders vote to bring electric vehicle chargers to downtown Huntsville.

Read More: WAFF February 15, 2023


Donation: UAH College of Engineering receives a $25K gift from the Leidos Dynetics team.

Read More: UAH February 20, 2023


Retired Lieutenant General L. Neil Thurgood has been named Special Advisor to the President for Military Affairs and Technology.

Read More: UAH February 20, 2023

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