Birmingham’s Perceived Growth: What’s Real and What’s Not

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The Birmingham skyline.
The Birmingham skyline.

Source: Gina Yu,WBHM

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.

Magic City Marketplace

Birmingham is big business and small. But whatever the size of the operation, the marketplace is connected by people who have to grapple with numbers and projections and spin. We try and slice through the psychobabble that can be business news with a weekly discussion of who's up and who's down, why the market reacts a certain way or what a business closing or opening means to you.

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