April 1, 2021

Restore Our Roads: City leaders say planning, partnerships key to strong infrastructure

By Adam Smith City of Huntsville If the adage is true that “development follows roads,” then Huntsville’s growth shouldn’t be […]
April 1, 2021

HREGI Profile: Venturi

Venturi with John R. Jordan, Jr. - Venturi is a home-grown Huntsville company founded in 2006 by Mike Alvarez to provide engineering, logistics and test support for the US Government. The team has grown to 200 employees, and I was honored to follow Mike as President in 2020. Today, you can find Venturi employees across the country and around the world providing skilled services and expertise for our nation’s defense.
February 26, 2021

HREGI Profile: Huntsville Tractor & Equipment

HREGI Profile: Huntsville Tractor & Equipment with Brett Crain - Huntsville Tractor & Equipment, Inc was started by my father in 1972. We began in a small Quonset hut on Clinton Ave. As the business grew we moved to our current location on Research Park Blvd. My two brothers and I have now owned the business since 2013.
February 15, 2021

Initiatives – February 2021

The return to the office might look different, but companies in North Alabama are still hiring. In our February issue, learn how our local workforce is adapting to the pandemic. Also - there's a big push to help people learn about job opportunities in our automotive manufacturers.
November 30, 2020

HREGI Profile: Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Judy Ryals President & CEO, Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau Q: COVID-19 has brought so many challenges – what’s […]
November 30, 2020

Initiatives – December 2020

Encouraging shoppers to support our local merchants this holiday season – in this issue we profile eight local small retailers: what they provide and how you can help.
November 3, 2020

Initiatives Online: November 2020

We dedicate the cover of our November issue of Initiatives Online to Eula Battle, Huntsville's First Lady who recently died. She leaves behind a beautiful legacy of service to our community.
October 1, 2020

Initiatives – October 2020

Our October issue of Initiatives is published. Make sure to read our cover story about work Huntsville companies are doing on Human Landing Systems, as NASA’s decision nears in early 2021.
October 1, 2020

Huntsville companies fine-tune Human Landing Systems as NASA decision nears

As NASA works to ready the Space Launch System for America’s journey back to the Moon and then on to Mars, three companies are focusing on their work for the Human Landing System (HLS) program, which would take astronauts to the lunar surface.
October 1, 2020

HREGI Profile: Woody Anderson Ford

You know the name Woody Anderson Ford, but did you know this longtime business also serves our community? They have been very busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dealer Cathy Anderson shared an update with us recently.
October 1, 2020

New 9-1-1 Center Boasts Significant Technology Refresh

The new Huntsville Madison County 9-1-1 Center is open and ready for your call, if you ever need emergency help. Hopefully you won’t, but it should give you peace of mind the new center is twice as big to serve our community’s growing population.
October 1, 2020

South Huntsville: Transformation Begins

One of the most prominent vacant retail developments in the Huntsville metro area is getting a $23.5 million investment. In August, we learned Publix will be the anchor grocery store at The Market at Hays Farm. In fact, we’re already seeing movement on the property.
October 1, 2020

Remember the Ladies

On the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Historic Huntsville Foundation, the Twickenham Town Chapter of the DAR, and the Councill High School Alumni Association are creating a lasting tribute to Huntsville’s pantheon of suffrage heroes.
October 1, 2020

Huntsville: A City in the Making, Part 5

Throughout the changes that have turned Huntsville from a farming community to a high-tech, history-making tourist destination and economic engine, Julian Butler played a critical role for 35 years as the county attorney.