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Sydney Cromwell

The voluntary agreement states that the cities will not give incentives or otherwise try to lure businesses from their neighbors. Read more

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U.S. Steel gets to take advantage of tax-exempt bonds to build its electric arc furnace at its Fairfield Works facility in unincorporated Jefferson County. Read more

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Benton Nissan

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The company sought a tax abatement to improve its Hoover dealership, but the mayor says other dealerships made improvements without incentives. Read more

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Medical West 6-7-18 (1)

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UAB Medical West officials have said they are looking for a place to build a new hospital but have not decided if, when or where to do it. Read more

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Greg Knighton 8-16-18

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The city's economic developer, Greg Knighton, shared the city's strategies at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce August luncheon. Read more

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The board has scheduled a meeting for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Read more

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Hoover is known as a retail hub with one of the highest income levels in the state, so some people may wonder how the city could be facing financial difficulties. Read more

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“I’m very optimistic about our future,” Mayor Frank Brocato said. Read more

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McLeod Software at Acton Ridge 1

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The company plans to relocate its corporate headquarters into the Meadow Brook Corporate Park and double its Birmingham-area workforce from 300 to 600 in five years, its president and CEO said. Read more

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City officials are not disclosing the name of the company until Monday, but City Treasurer Robert Yeager said the company plans to invest $12.5 million to move its corporate headquarters to Hoover, bringing 600 jobs to the city over five years. Read more

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Greg Knighton

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Greg Knighton will take on a new role of economic developer for the city of Hoover on Dec. 18. Read more

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A London-based organization called SoccerEx has proposed bringing its first North American convention in 20 years to Hoover but wants Hoover to pay to be the host city. Read more

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Future Hoover 10-17-17 (1)

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About 45 people showed up at Hunter Street Baptist Church for the first of four citywide town hall meetings. Read more

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Letters of interest and resumes are due by Aug. 24. Read more

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Rick Davis Hoover chamber 5-18-17

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The Birmingham-Hoover metro area accounts for 31 percent of the state's gross domestic product and had 20 percent of new job announcements in 2016, a Birmingham Business Alliance official said. Read more

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technology roundtable 5-16-17

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About a dozen Hoover-based technology companies met with city officials to share ideas. Read more

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Hoover Chamber Luncheon

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Jim Searcy, executive director for the Economic Development Association of Alabama, was full of jokes at the March 17 Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Read more

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The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce economic development committee discussed bringing businesses to Shelby County at its forum on Thursday, June 4. Read more

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The state of the City is good. We are financially strong. We feel like we’ve had a strong recovery from the dips we experienced in 2008 and 2009. Read more

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  • Keivan Deravi

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    Keivan Deravi

    Keivan Deravi, an economics professor from Auburn University at Montgomery, shares with the Hoover City Council a study he performed to determine the potential economic impact of the relocation of UAB Medical West hospital from Bessemer to Hoover, Alabama, on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

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