Development Blog

Plan today for tomorrow’s prosperity

By Bill Taylor, EDPA Sept. 26, 2011 – Apple’s Steve Jobs has been known to throw out an oft-quoted quip from Wayne Gretzky, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” It makes sense for a company founded on, and known for innovation to follow this advice. Visionaries read more…

Reset and Renewal

By Greg Knighton, EDPA; EDAA Summer Conference Chair Aug. 22, 2011 – Just over a week ago, the Economic Development Association of Alabama held its 2011 Annual Meeting and Summer Conference in Orange Beach, Ala. The theme of the this year’s conference was Reset and Renewal in the Economy, which reflects a reality we are all read more…

Leverage

July 11, 2011 Angela Wier, EDPA Necessity has been called the mother of invention. And there is no doubt that the Gulf Oil Spill of 2010 created an important and immediate need to address the economic health of southwest Alabama and create a plan for long-term sustainability.  But how do you assist a distressed area read more…

Where is EDPA?

Bill Taylor, EDPA President Many times as I’m traveling the state, people ask me where EDPA is located.  The short answer is that we’re located on Red Mountain, in Birmingham.  But that doesn’t give the true answer.  For the true answer, you need to visit our office.  Not to see our building. Not to see read more…