The Weekly Wrap – May 12, 2023

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Business & Economy

Unemployment: The Huntsville and Decatur metro areas rank the lowest for unemployment rates in the nation.

Read More: WHNT May 10, 2023

Development: Madison has issued permits totaling $4.2 million issued for build-to-rent communities. 

Read More: May 10, 2023

Workforce: Due to the rate of Huntsville’s growth a looming challenge for the community is doctor shortages. 

Read More: May 5, 2023


Study: A new economic impact study found that the defense industry accounted for an annual economic impact of $50.3 billion, providing 264,780 jobs across Alabama with an annual payroll of $19.3 billion.

Read More: The Anniston Star May 10, 2023


Madison City Manager: Madison voted against a change to their current form of government. 

Read More: WAFF May 10, 2023

Huntsville City Council: Councilman Devyn Keith’s trial for four misdemeanor shoplifting charges has been delayed

Read More: May 10, 2023


Innovation:  The Future Technologies & Enabling Plasma Processes (FTPP) led by The University of Alabama in Huntsville, is looking to propel cutting-edge university plasma physics research and technologies into practical business applications in agriculture, manufacturing, propulsion, space science, space weather prediction, and more.

Read More: HBJ May 10, 2023

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