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Alabama Innovation Commission hones its focus
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Alabama Innovation Commission hones its focus

The institution gave the commission a “framework for approaching research” and examined five areas: assessing development opportunities as a process instead of a singular event; measuring who and what you have in the state; taking an ecological approach; identifying competitive advantages and benchmarking against national examples; and, focusing on both short-term wins and long-term goals.

Alabama Workforce Council outlines 2021 plans
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Alabama Workforce Council outlines 2021 plans

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A new report says that while facing unprecedented impediments due to the pandemic, Alabama has been able to weather a dire employment situation but needs to make gains if it wants to meet an ambitious workforce goal. According to the Alabama Workforce Council’s 2021 annual report...

Will Whatley: To Better Days Ahead
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Will Whatley: To Better Days Ahead

Things are tough, no doubt, which is why I’m ready to burn down 2020 before I start celebrating 2021. Some Native Americans burn sage as part of a ritual to cleanse a space, so let’s fire one up and use it to light the fuse on the past year. 

Will Whatley: ‘Compromise’ and ‘cooperation’ ain’t dirty words
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Will Whatley: ‘Compromise’ and ‘cooperation’ ain’t dirty words

Look, it’s easy to take your ball and go home when things don’t go how you want them to. It’s just as easy to celebrate and gloat when things break your way. But when you’re members of the greatest legislative body in the world, there are certain expectations of putting in work and making things better for the rest of us. 

Will Whatley: Thank a trucker
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Will Whatley: Thank a trucker

"Growing up in a trucking family isn’t easy. It’s a lot of long hours for thankless work. So let me take this opportunity to celebrate the working man and give you the glimpse into the eye of a trucker."