The Weekly Wrap – May 19, 2023

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Business & Economy

Ranking: Huntsville’s thriving job market, low cost of living and high quality of life are the primary reasons the city has been named the second-best place to live in the United States by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 rankings.

Read More: HBJ May 18, 2023

Workforce: A report issued this month by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce rates Alabama as having one of the worst worker shortages and one of the lowest labor force participation rates in the nation. 

Read More: Business Alabama May 17, 2023

Fiber Expansion: Huntsville is joined by Austin, Raleigh-Durham, and Salt Lake City in the trial run for a test for Google Fiber’s 20G internet connection.

Read May 17, 2023

Growth: Huntsville updates expansion plans for Limestone County annex which could include roads, utilities, and even public schools as people relocate to be closer to the jobs located in the annexed area.

Read More: Fox54 May 15, 2023


Anniversary: Lockheed Martin celebrates 60 years and being one of Huntsville’s there-from-the-beginning defense contractors and the successes that have come along the way. 

Read More: May 16, 2023


Space Command: U.S. Officials believe that the Biden Administration is planning to stop the plans to move U.S. Space Command’s Headquarters from Colorado to Huntsville. 

Read More: WAFF May 15, 2023

Culture and Entertainment

Huntsville Classic:  Martina McBride, best known for songs like Independence Day, A Broken Wing, This One’s for the Girls and Concrete Angel, will be headlining the Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s 34th Annual Huntsville Classic this weekend. 

Read More: WHNT May 16, 2023

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