The Weekly Wrap – March 8, 2024

March 8, 2024

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Primary Election Results

This week, Alabama voters headed to the polls for the 2024 Primary Elections. Read more about the Madison County and individual district results here

Business & Economy

Commercial Space: National trends indicate that the rise of telework is hurting commercial real estate as an industry, leaving many office buildings empty. This trend is a bit shaky here in Huntsville, as some areas across the city are seeing proportionally more workers returning to offices than in other areas.

Read More: HBJ (Potential Paywall)  March 7, 2024 

Named: Southern Living has placed Huntsville fourth on its “The South’s Best Cities on the Rise” list for 2024.

Read More: March 4, 2024 

Residential Development: According to Huntsville’s 2023 Development Review, 4,693 residential units were granted certificates of occupancy, the most since records have been kept. That represents a 26.3% increase in certificates of occupancy over 2022, in which the previous record was set. 

Read More: (Potential Paywall) March 6, 2024 

Food & Beverage: A Madison County couple is bringing Eggs Up Grill, a breakfast-brunch-lunch concept restaurant to Huntsville this spring.

Read More: March 4, 2024 

Merger: Southern States Bancshares, Inc. and CBB Bancorp have officially announced their merger agreement. Under this agreement, Southern States will acquire CBB Bancorp and integrate it into its operations. After the merger’s completion, Southern States will emerge as the surviving entity, absorbing CBB Bancorp and its subsidiary, Century Bank of Georgia, into its structure.

Read More: HBJ (Potential Paywall) March 1, 2024 


Awarded: Astrion secures $910 million U.S. Army Test and Evaluation contract through a Joint Technical Solutions (JTS) joint venture with AI Signal Research Inc.

Read More: Businesswire March 1, 2024

Culture & Entertainment

Celebrate: Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s inaugural HerPower Walk, in honor of Women’s History Month, is set for March 16th. 

Read More: City of HSV March 1, 2024

Anniversary: The Von Braun Center has officially kicked off celebrations for the center’s 50-year milestone with the Huntsville community. 

Read More: WAAY 31 March 1, 2024

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