Milken Institute's 2021 Best-Performing Cities Report Ranks Baldwin County as the 5th Best-Performing Small Metro in the U.S.
On Tuesday, February 16, the Milken Institute published their annual Best-Performing Cities report, in partnership with the Center for Regional Economics. The Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metropolitan statistical area, which encompasses all of Baldwin County, ranked 5th among all small metro areas (population between 60,000 and 250,000). The report analyzed 201 small metros and 200 large metros, using job creation, GDP growth, housing affordability, broadband availability, and industry-specific wage growth
Higbee Road paving is now complete. Higbee Road was the last major dirt road on the Eastern Shore maintained by Baldwin County. Higbee Road runs between Highway 104 and Highway181 and is a total of 2.5 miles long, 1.75 miles of which was dirt. Due to rapid development on the Eastern Shore, including construction and growth of Saint Michael Catholic High School, Higbee Road has experienced a large increase in traffic volume. The Baldwin County Commission prioritized and funded $500K of this project in 2020.
The ACT is a nationally recognized assessment comprised of four multiple choice subject-area tests (English, math, reading, and science) with a writing prompt that is administered over the course of one morning. Each subtest varies in time allowed, number of questions, and content. The overall composite score and each of the four required ACT subject-area tests are scored on a scale of 1-36. More information for each subtest and free practice questions can be found linked here. The ACT is the Alabama
This month, the Alabama Tourism Department launched its new and improved Alabama Civil Rights Trail app. Originally released in 2014, the app has been completely redesigned to provide a better user experience for all to explore the role that Alabama played in the Civil Rights Movement.The updated app was released on Feb. 1, during a time when many began to observe Black History Month and look to the past to learn more. Downloading the app will allow users to easily explore key civil rights landmarks,
The Southern Rail Commission (SRC) released the following statement today in response to Amtrak’s confirmation of reports it intends to begin passenger rail service between New Orleans and Mobile in 2022: “Having worked tirelessly with federal, state, and local officials on this project, we are thrilled that a departure time is in sight for passenger rail service on the Gulf Coast,” said Wiley Blankenship, Chairman of the SRC. “Since the 2016 inspection train, which brought out thousands of citizens across
The state’s second Free Alabama College Application Week event for this school year is being held from February 22-26. During this weeklong effort, Alabama high school seniors will have opportunities to apply for colleges and universities throughout our great state. Many postsecondary institutions statewide have officially waived their application fees for this event including: Click Here for Full List of Participating Schools
The Career and Technical Education State Courses of Study Committee is requesting written input from interested educators and members of the public regarding the revision of the following three career clusters: Architecture and Construction; Information Technology; and Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Since the process of review and revision has begun, the committees would like to receive written comments concerning the listed standards by March 19, 2021.Review the full list and links to The
On Saturday, February 27, Thomas Hospital, the City of Fairhope, the Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency and the Hope Center at 3Circle Church will provide 1,500 second dose COVID-19 vaccines to those patients who received their first dose on Saturday, February 6, at the Hope Center.First dose vaccines and second dose vaccines will not be provided to patients who did not receive their first dose from the Hope Center at 3Circle Church on February 6. Participants can receive their second dose at the
For 82 years, the Latham Post Office has played an important part in Baldwin County’s history. The Baldwin County Commission hopes to preserve its legacy for decades to come. The Latham Post Office is currently located 60075 State Highway 59, Stockton, Alabama and will be moved to Baldwin County Bicentennial Park at 51233 AL-225, Stockton, Alabama on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:00AM. The Latham Post Office is historically significant, and the building is of major importance to the heritage of Baldwin
5 Myths to Starting a Business By: Yolanda Yo! Johnson, Business Advisor with the Alabama Small Business Development Center (ASBDC)www.asbdc.org Are you thinking about starting a business? Did your new year’s resolutions include starting a business? Are you working on it? Many Alabamians have a dream of starting a business to achieve financial independence and success. These dreams many times turn into nightmares because the dream is not matched to the skills needed to start and operate a business
BALDWIN COUNTY, AL, February 9, 2021 – The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is the lead agency for the COVID-19 vaccine initiative. OWA, the Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency (BCEMA), the City of Foley, the City of Orange Beach, along with numerous local volunteers are working together to provide logistical support for the clinic.No appointments are taken for these clinics. Vaccination clinics are scheduled for the following dates/times, pending vaccine availability:FEB. 9th, 16th, 18th,
Baldwin County, Alabama, February 4, 2021 – The Baldwin County Commission recently adopted the Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Holiday for 2021 which allows for the exemption of Baldwin County sales and use tax for certain items related to severe weather preparedness. This exemption, along with the state’s exemption for the same period, gives shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain severe weather preparedness items without paying county or state sales tax. The Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax