State Film Incentives Have Limited Impact in Birmingham

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Movie lovers took in hundreds of films this weekend at Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Festival. It’s a bright spot for filmmakers in a city that’s struggled to attract the wave of projects predicted when the state launched film incentives eight years ago. We’ve got a snapshot of the tax incentives, and some hopeful news for U.S. Steel in Fairfield in this week’s Magic City Marketplace.

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Andrew Yeager

Andrew Yeager

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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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