The Weekly Wrap – March 10, 2023

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Alabama Legislative Session Begins

March 2023 marks the start of a new four-year legislative cycle in Montgomery. It is important to understand the policies our legislators introduce, debate, and vote on, as every decision they make impacts how we live, work, learn and play. The Annual Alabama Legislative Session Guide is a great resource for better understanding the upcoming session’s priorities.

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Business & Economy

Economic Development: Clift Farm in Madison is booming, with new restaurants and homes on the way.

Read More: WHNT March 8, 2023

Housing: The Huntsville apartment boom continues, with permits issued for two complexes totaling almost $56 million.

Read More: March 8, 2023


Growth: With Huntsville’s continued growth and recent blackouts, Mayor Battle and others are asking, “Does north Alabama have enough electricity?”

Read More: March 8, 2023


Awarded: Huntsville’s Systems Studies & Simulation Inc.(S3) and Integrated Solutions for Systems Inc. (IS4S) were awarded two contracts totaling $81,465,200 and $9,489,613 respectively. 

Read More: Business Alabama  March 8, 2023

Awarded: A Huntsville-based joint venture of AI Signal Research Inc. and ERC has won a five-year, $840 million contract to perform test and engineering work for the U.S. Army.

Read More: March 8, 2023

Awarded: $200 million NASA communication services contract awarded to Poarch Band of Creek Indians-owned company PCI Productions in Huntsville. 

Read More: Business Alabama March 7, 2023

Culture & Entertainment

Sports:  Major League Fishing bringing bass tour championship, REDCREST 2025 to Lake Guntersville in Marshall County with Huntsville as the host city

Read More: AL Today  March 8, 2023


Awarded:  Dr. Guangsheng Zhang, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UAH, earned $598K NSF CAREER Award for work on lithium-ion batteries.

Read More: UAH March 9, 2023

Awarded: UAH College of Nursing receives $100K gift from Bryant Bank.

Read More: March 8, 2023

Program: The Huntsville-based Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering has launched a statewide outreach program, Advancing Cyber Concepts and Engineering Learning that aims to assist teachers, administrators, and superintendents across the state in replicating cyber technology and engineering studies within their schools.

Read More: Yellowhammer March 7, 2023


Kristina Hendrix, formerly of Dynetics, was named to the newly created position of Vice President for Strategic Communications at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. 

Former Booz Allen executive Robert Kincade joins Colsa as Chief Growth Officer.

Robb Wilson, 3rd generation Wilson Lumber owner, has been named CEO of Wilson Lumber Company.

Rich Raliegh and Chris Lockwood join Transatlantic Law Firm Womble Bond Dickinson as partners, helping open the firm’s first Alabama office.

For more updates to promotions and job changes in the area check out the Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce’s most recent Movers & Shakers.

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