Birmingham has much to celebrate. Only halfway through the month of April, the Magic City has racked up a lot of accolades – positive mentions in national articles and positive rankings among our peers – from everywhere from The New York Times to Travel + Leisure to the BBC. Here’s what publications are saying about everything from our tech scene to our style to our beloved ballpark, Regions Field.
Birmingham’s Regions Field, where our beloved Barons play, was named to Stadium Talk’s Best Minor League Baseball Ballparks (only 15 made the cut!). Go Barons!
Birmingham landed the No. 2 spot on Market Watch’s 5 Places Emerging as America’s New Tech Hotspots. The article points to Velocity Accelerator and Innovation Depot as catalysts behind the movement, and to companies like Shipt and Daxko as success stories.
The next tech success story in Birmingham? Possibly Case Status, which, with the help of an investment from the Alabama Futures Fund, is relocating from Atlanta to Birmingham. Check out Hypepotamus’ profile of the company and its founder Lauren Sturdivant here.
Travel + Leisure took a north to south roadtrip through the great state of Alabama, and, of course, stopped off in our state’s most populous city, Birmingham. Featured was our sophisticated food culture – Highlands Bar & Grill is featured prominently in the article – as well as our Civil Rights history and our young, charismatic Mayor Randall Woodfin’s platform of neighborhood revitalization.
Recently, the BBC looked at Birmingham’s revitalization of theatres, specifically The Lyric Theatre, Alabama Theatre and the Carver Theatre, as a way it’s reinventing itself.
And just in time for the holiday Sunday, Birmingham was named the seventh best city to celebrate Easter by WalletHub.