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State Business Leaders Optimistic on Early 2021 Economy

  • February 18, 2021

Even with the continued stress from the pandemic, business leaders in the state remained mostly optimistic that their businesses will have a positive start to 2021, according a quarterly survey done by economists at The University of Alabama.

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Pandemic’s Effects Will Linger on State’s Growing Economy

  • February 3, 2021

The state’s economy could grow by 2.6% in 2021, a good clip that will not pull the state out of the hole created in 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report published today by economists at The University of Alabama.

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UA, Tuscaloosa File Joint Patent to Detect Community Blight

  • January 27, 2021

The University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa collaborated to create a system that can automatically detect blighted areas in a community, helping prevent issues before they escalate into costly repairs for property owners.