The Weekly Wrap – June 2, 2023

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Huntsville Music Growth

The music scene in Huntsville is not only adding value to our community’s quality of life, but it is also adding millions in economic impact. Learn more about the city’s focus and all of the diverse music offerings available this summer.

Business & Economy

Closing: National Copper and Smelting is planning to close its Huntsville and Ardmore, TN. facilities on July 24th. 

Read More: WHNT May 30, 2023


Awarded: GeneCapture, an infection diagnostics company in Huntsville, has been awarded $1 million from the U.S. Army and managed by the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium to address a gap in infection identification.

Read More: Business Alabama May 31, 2023

Awarded: 37 contractors including eight from Huntsville, win a $32 billion contract for Air Force training services.

Read More: Clearance Jobs May 31, 2023


FBI Growth: FBI Director Christopher Wray has committed to further growth at Redstone Arsenal. Wray told a Senate hearing that the FBI is “on track” to increase staffing from 1,800 employees now to “about 3,000″ employees.

Read More: June 1, 2023

Space Command: Rep. Robert Aderholdt and Rep. Terri Sewell are planning to introduce a provision in a major funding bill to halt new construction and leasing developments for U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM) in Colorado as they fear a reversal of the planned relocation of the headquarters to their state.

Read More: WHNT May 31, 2023

Greenway Expansion: The new Meek Greenway segment will run 1.65 miles, running from the Alabama A&M campus to Sparkman Drive on Highway 72 East. It will include a raised pedestrian crossing at Mastin Lake Road and parking.

Read More: WHNT May 31, 2023

State Tax Cut: Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle made a timely push to become the first state in the nation to un-tax income-earned overtime. 

Read More: Yellowhammer News May 31, 2023

Culture and Entertainment

Donation: The US Space and Rocket Center celebrated a yet-to-be-announced donation from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The Tribe made a $2.5 million donation to support the new Space Camp Operations Center, a 40,600-square-foot facility that houses 10 classrooms and laboratories for Space Camp and Space Camp Robotics, and a Cyber Mission Control for U.S. Cyber Camp.

Read More: HBJ June 1, 2023

Tourism: A busy sports weekend in Huntsville generated $4.2 million and filled 6,100 hotel rooms.

Read More: May 31, 2023


Congratulations to this year’s group of the Huntsville Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40.

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