There’s a perception that Birmingham is growing, but a new study finds that might not be the case. Also, the University of Alabama at Birmingham wants to expand its role as a statewide player in healthcare through the passage of the University Authority Act approved this spring by the Alabama Legislature. It allows the school’s medical branch to join forces with other healthcare facilities around the state – especially in rural Alabama. But some think this will create a healthcare monopoly. We talk about this and other business news in this installment of Magic City Marketplace. Birmingham Business Journal Editor Ty West stopped by to talk about the University Authority Act and what UAB hopes to accomplish as a result.