Economic Development

Stats & Facts – Week of June 19, 2017

June 22, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   Welcome to the Rocket City Cavender’s, a Tex.-based western wear store,  is opening its first Alabama location in Huntsville. Totally solid Area Development awarded Alabama a Silver Shovel for solid business recruitment and support in 2016. American jobs America has 5.7 million job openings. That’s close to the [more]

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Revealing the New Downtown Master Plan

June 15, 2017

Huntsville’s new downtown master plan proposes a five-year development strategy to provide a mix of residential, retail, office and entertainment uses. The plan further addresses greater pedestrian and cycling options, traffic calming, two-way streets, parking and public transit, streetscaping, size and scale of future development, [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of June 12, 2017

June 15, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   A banner year for tourism 2016 tourism had the highest economic impact for Huntsville/Madison County at $1.19 billion…a 4.9% increase over 2015’s level. Visitors like us…they really like us There were 3.1 million visitors to Huntsville/Madison County in 2016, up from 2.9 million in 2015. Moving on [more]

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May 2017: Monthly Development Review

June 12, 2017

Construction projects at Fern Bell Park and in Jones Valley were among the top non-residential permits issued last month. Residential construction increased year-over-year.   Non-Residential Permits Over $100,000 in Huntsville city limits Orange: Contract amount greater than $1 Million Green: Contract amount between $500,000-$999,999 Blue: Contract amount between $100,000-$499,999 Contract amounts are approximated. Data source: [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of June 5, 2017

June 8, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   GATR Expands GATR Technologies broke ground on a facility in Cummings Research Park. The 63k sq. ft. facility will double its footprint. This represents a $7.5M investment. More Growth Huntsville is now the third-largest city in Alabama, reports the U.S. Census. Its population stands at 193,079. [more]

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