A recently announced $19 million expansion of America’s First Credit Union is the latest investment in the City Center. A new four-story tower will add 45,000 square feet to the existing campus on downtown’s western edge, adjacent to the newly- designated Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument site.
This project, which will add 90 jobs to the west side of downtown, was championed by Mayor William Bell and enhances the already robust employment opportunities in Birmingham’s urban core.
With the recently announced National Monument designation for our Civil Rights district and the impact of the Innovation Depot in growing new businesses, the north west side of downtown Birmingham is poised for growth. These catalysts, in addition to America’s First’s investment in the area, fuel momentum for redevelopment and investment toward I-65.
From concept to completion, large projects – downtown and in our neighborhood commercial districts – take months or even years to come to fruition. REV Birmingham’s team enjoys working with the City of Birmingham and private investors on these complex projects, addressing components such as financial incentives (redevelopment agreements and historic tax credits), infrastructure improvements (sidewalks, lighting) and parking.
Magic City Match is a program that transforms lives and opens doors for Black entrepreneurs and business owners. Led by REV Birmingham and powered by Prosper, this initiative aims to create opportunities for Black-owned businesses by matching them with brick-and-mortar spaces where they can thrive. After a successful pilot program in 2022, Magic City Match is back in action and ready to empower a new wave of entrepreneurs.
Woof, woof! I’ve been having an absolute blast visiting my sister in Downtown Birmingham. I can hardly wait to share all the details with you once you return from your vacation. In the meantime, I wanted to put paw to paper and tell you all about it, with the hope of convincing you that moving Downtown could be the most wonderful decision ever.
Have you ever wondered how those delicious baking magazines look so good on paper but don’t turn out like the pictures? The geniuses behind the apron aren’t the only ones making those creations come to life. Photographers, producers, and editors are also behind the scenes making the food look as good as it tastes. Downtown Birmingham is lucky to have its own creative publication firm, Hoffman Media, right on 2nd Avenue North. With several state-of-the-art broadcasting kitchens and photography equipment, the firm can easily transform a recipe into a dreamy reality.