The Weekly Wrap- September 1, 2023

September 1, 2023

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Business & Economy

Ranking: A recent poll shows that Huntsville ranks in top five for income growth

Read More: HBJ August 25, 2023

Space Command HQ: Losing Space Command HQ to Colorado costs Alabama 600 new private sector jobs but saves the state more than $7 million in incentives.

Read More: August 24, 2023

Compensation: A recent UPS deal raises pay for thousands of employees in Alabama, including $3 more per hour in the Huntsville area. 

Read More: August 24, 2023


Tax Cut: Starting Friday, groceries statewide will be 1% cheaper because the legislature passed a bill reducing the state’s 4% food tax.

Read More: WHNT August 30, 2023

Safer Driving: A hands-free ordinance looks to strengthen Huntsville’s existing texting while driving law.

Read More: City of HSV August 30, 2023

Voting Violation: Rep. David Cole was arrested on charges that he voted in a district he did not live in during the 2022 election in which he was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives.

Read More: AL Daily News August 29, 2023


Awarded: Lockheed Martin wins contract to develop a nuclear powered spacecraft.

Read More: HBJ August 30, 2023


Rankings: U.S. News and World Report recently released its annual rankings of America’s best high schools and the Huntsville metro area had four schools in the state’s list of Top 25 high schools.

Read More: August 29, 2023

Collaboration: Drake State and edX launched a free training program to build Huntsville’s tech talent pipeline.

Read More: HBJ August 25, 2023


Momentum, a leadership organization dedicated to advancing women leaders in Alabama, announced the roster for its 2nd executive leadership class in Huntsville.

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