Best of Alabama NewsCenter 2018: Business

Best of Alabama NewsCenter 2018: Business
From the Talladega Superspeedway to the Grand Hotel, these were your favorite business stories in 2018. (Alabama NewsCenter)

With the start of 2019, it’s a good time to look back on some of the good things that happened in 2018. Alabama NewsCenter has tallied the results in each grouping of stories to see which ones you responded to the most, and we’re sharing your five favorites along with a story (or stories) we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss.

Some of Alabama’s greatest destinations announced, began or completed major expansion projects in 2018. Talladega Superspeedway, the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex and the Grand Hotel all had multi-million-dollar projects that made headlines.

Other business stories that you found most intriguing involved air travel. Our profile of the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro was one end of the spectrum while the Airbus deal with Bombardier to make airplanes in Mobile was another.

Our editor’s choice story shows the perseverance of a Mobile brewery that opened with great fanfare a few weeks ago.


Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway to undergo $50M ‘Transformation’ to enhance fan experience

‘Transformation’ shows how Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR are pursuing next generation of fans

Talladega Superspeedway waves green flag on $50M Transformation with tunnel

Tore up at Talladega Superspeedway: Progress comes with destruction at storied track

Watch the Talladega Superspeedway Transformation development announcement from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.

Talladega Superspeedway Transformation begins from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.


Birmingham moves closer to new downtown stadium

Birmingham City Council approves funding for new BJCC stadium

BJCC shares details of $123M Legacy Arena expansion and renovation

Birmingham starting work on new $175 million stadium at the BJCC

$175 million BJCC stadium project seen as transformative economic development catalyst from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.


Alabama’s Grand Hotel completes $35 million renovation, rebrands as Autograph resort

The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa on Alabama’s Mobile Bay completes $35 million transformation from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.


Lost items land in Alabama at the Unclaimed Baggage Center

Unclaimed Baggage Center in Alabama unpacks deals from lost luggage from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.


Bombardier and Airbus partnership still plans to build planes in Alabama

Bombardier’s upstart jet regains U.S. access, Mobile plant likely

Bombardier ascending on turnaround that includes plans for Alabama plant

Airbus is said to see C Series deal closing as early as midyear

Alabama officials welcome Airbus-Bombardier partnership plan

Airbus advances project to build new Alabama A220 assembly line

Announcing the partnership between Airbus and Bombardier in October were, from left, Bombardier Chairman Pierre Beaudoin, Airbus CEO Tom Enders, Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare and Airbus COO Fabrice Bregier. (Airbus)


Editor’s choice: Haint Blue holds colorful grand opening of its Mobile brewery

Haint Blue celebrates grand opening of its Mobile brewery from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.

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