Magic City Marketplace

State Film Incentives Have Limited Impact in Birmingham

Birmingham Business Journal editor Ty West discusses the affect of Alabama's film tax credits eight years after they were implemented.

Innovate Birmingham Aims for a Generational Economic Boost

Birmingham Business Journal editor Ty West explains about the new economic initiative Innovate Birmingham.

New Soccer Team Adds to Birmingham’s Story of Revival

A new professional soccer team in Birmingham could mean an added asset for downtown.

What Birmingham Businesses Want From City Leaders

Birmingham business leaders weigh in on what they expect from city leadership. Birmingham's municipal elections will be August 22.

Birmingham’s Regions Harbert Plaza Now Minus Regions

A New York firm will try to fill a big chuck of space in downtown Birmingham's Regions Harbert Plaza once Regions leaves the office tower.

Professional Soccer League Eyeing Birmingham

A professional soccer league is eyeing Birmingham for expansion.

Industry Report says Birmingham Needs More Apartments

An industry report says Birmingham will need more apartment construction to meet demand through 2030.

New Report: Lack of Regional Cooperation Hinders Birmingham’s Growth

Birmingham Business Journal's Ty West talks about one of the biggest factors hindering Birmingham's growth, a lack of regional cooperation.

Proposed Tower Would Rise Above Birmingham’s Five Points South

City leaders have given conditional approval for a 17-story tower in Birmingham's Five Points South neighborhood.

Business Community Concerned about I-20/59 Bridge Project

The I-20/59 bridge replacement project has Birmingham's business community concerned as investors and developers work to revitalize the area in and around downtown. We talk more about that in this week’s Magic City Marketplace.

Stadium vs. Dome: Which is the Better Choice for Birmingham?

Birmingham Business Journal editor Ty West explains the debate around a downtown stadium.

Property Values Jump in Birmingham’s Parkside District

Birmingham's Parkside District has seen the highest increase in property values among the city's redeveloping neighborhoods.

JeffCo Judge Overturns Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation Law

Birmingham Business Journal editor Ty West discusses a Jefferson County judge's decision overturning the state's workers' compensation law.

The Next Wave of Downtown Birmingham Development

Birmingham Business Journal editor Ty West discusses buildings that could potentially form a new wave of redevelopment in downtown.

Ratings Agency Downgrades Birmingham’s Credit Rating

Ratings agency Fitch downgrades Birmingham's credit rating.

More Venture Capital Flowing into Birmingham

The Birmingham Business Journal's Ty West discusses the increase in venture capital deals around Birmingham.

What a New Governor Means for Alabama Business

Birmingham Business Journal editor Ty West discusses what new Governor Kay Ivey might mean for Alabama's business community.

Birmingham’s Construction Boom: How Long Can it Last?

Birmingham Business Journal editor Ty West evaluates Birmingham's construction boom over the last few years.

Birmingham’s Airport Lands in the Middle of the Pack in New Rankings

Birmingham's airport is in the middle in a new ranking of American airports.

Why the Design-build Concept Could Boost Birmingham’s Construction Industry

Some new thinking on how architecture and construction firms are organized could make Birmingham an even bigger hub for the construction industry.

Regions Part of an Industry Rethink of the Bank Branch

Online banking haven't made the bank branch obsolete, but banks are rethinking how they use their brick-and-mortar locations.

Business Groups Oppose Alabama’s Bathroom Bill

Alabama business groups are concerned if a so-called bathroom bill passes in Alabama, the state could suffer the same economic hit as North Carolina. That state suffered boycotts and major sporting events left after a similar bill was enacted there.

Changes To How Banks Pay Taxes In Alabama

Birmingham Business Journal reporter Michael Seale discusses two bills in the Alabama legislature that would change how banks pay state taxes.

Alabama Industry Hopes For Looser Environmental Rules Under Trump

Birmingham Business Journal reporter Michael Seale discusses what Alabama industries anticipate if President Donald Trump rolls back federal environmental rules.

Business Leaders Optimistic Lawmakers Will Reauthorize Historic Tax Credit

Birmingham Business Journal managing editor Stephanie Rebman discusses Alabama's lapsed historic tax credit and a new economic development plan for the state.

What Constitutes Downtown Birmingham?

Amidst all the talk about downtown Birmingham’s resurgence, there’s kind of a semantic assumption -- that we all mean the same thing when we say "downtown." Labels might not seem to matter much, but to marketers and real estate folks it does have an effect.

President Trump and Alabama’s Economy

We talk about what may happen for Alabama's economy under the Trump Administration in this week's Magic City Marketplace.

How Birmingham Stacks Up to Other Southern Metros

We explain how Birmingham compares to other southern metros in this week's Magic City Marketplace.

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Might Not Benefit Alabama Much

In this week's Magic City Marketplace we hear why President-elect Donald Trump's infrastructure plan might not benefit Alabama that much.

What will 2017 Bring for Birmingham’s Economy?

The new year is just two days old but businesses are eager to see what 2017 brings. We talk about what is expected in the Birmingham area economy this year in Magic City Marketplace.

The Year Ahead for Transit in Birmingham

In this week's Magic City Marketplace, what to expect from Birmingham transit in 2017 and the effect of an interest rate hike on Birmingham banks.

What Trump Could Mean for the Steel and Coal Industries

We look at what a President Trump could mean for the struggling steel and coal industries.