The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UACED), founded in 1987, serves as a gateway to technical assistance resources at The University of Alabama. Through the utilization of professional staff and customized project teams, UACED assists communities, agencies and organizations to take an “asset based” planning approach to economic development opportunities. Nisa Miranda serves as the Center Director.
Enhancing Alabama Bird Watching through Fiberglass Embedded (FE) Signs
Due to its geographical location, Alabama is an attractive location for bird watchers to visit. The state is a haven for many resident birds found only in the Southeastern U.S., plus serves as a significant flyway for birds traveling from South and Central America all the way to the Arctic Circle
Project could make Cahaba River a national destination
Cahaba Medical Care worked close with the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development during this process. Director of Economic Development Initiatives for UACED, Brian Rushing, said Centreville has needed access to the Cahaba River for some time.
State's new mega-hotel ready to weather storms that may come
The new Lodge was among the first major construction projects announced in Alabama that would be financed by BP’s compensation for its 2010 Gulf oil spill.
Alabama opens new ‘crown jewel’ and ‘cozy’ beachside hotel and convention center
The project was financed largely by Alabama’s earliest settlements from the BP oil spill through the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process.
First look at The Lodge at Gulf State Park opening in November
The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel is in the final stages of construction in Gulf Shores. Here is a first look inside the highly anticipated hotel at Gulf State Park. The Lodge offers 350 rooms and suites, 290 of which with have balconies overlooking either the gulf or Lake Shelby.