WIRE News through 4/20  Volume 7, Issue 87

WIRE Compliments of ACRE Alabama Cabinet  
Alabama & the United States
U.S. Housing Starts Fall in March to Weakest Pace Since 2017
U.S. Retail Stores' Planned Closings Already Exceed 2018 Total 
Industrial Sector Remains 'Red Hot' Despite Headwinds
No-income, no-asset mortgages are back (at one lender, at least)
New Census Bureau Estimates Show Counties in South and West Lead Nation in Population Growth 
U.S. Dept. of Commerce awards funds to Mobile, Tallassee for booming Alabama manufacturing
Alabama unemployment stays at record low
Convenience stores sell for big bucks
Opportunity Zones - News, Insights & Best Practices
It's All Systems Go For Opportunity Zones Now
Opportunity zone rules seek more capital in distressed areas 
Opportunity Zones - Second Batch of Proposed Regulations Released
North Alabama - Huntsville, Florence, Gadsden, Muscle Shoals, Cullman
Big V Property Group Acquires Shopping Center in Huntsville for $35.9 Million
Weichert, Realtors® - The Space Place Excited to Sponsor Kids™ Activities At Annual Strawberry Festival
AGCO investing $5.7 million in Cullman operations, hiring 50
UAH plans major mixed-use campus expansion (S)
 Ivey announces plans to widen I-565, Huntsville Brownsferry Rd
North Central - Birmingham-Hoover, Anniston, Walker County
Birmingham, Alabama: A city using theatres to reinvent itself
UAB Townhouse slated for demolition next month
Construction industry vets launch new contractor in Birmingham (S)
Birmingham's tallest building getting new name as Wells Fargo to move 
Birmingham Biz Journal real estate reporter Godwin is leaving
Randolph County, AL hires Retail Strategies
Birmingham businesswoman using beverage boutique to bring about revitalization
4 reasons to attend H2 Real Estate's Downtown Loft Tours on April 27 
Birmingham architectural firm honored for 2 projects (S)
Conn's HomePlus to open two Birmingham locations
UAB plans to buy another Southside property (S)
Stars and Strikes coming to Hoover
Talladega man encouraging others to preserve historic buildings
South Central - Montgomery, Auburn, Lake Martin, Phenix City
East Alabama Office of Three Sixty {real estate} Welcomes REALTOR® Ernest Lee to Growing Office 
Lake Homes Realty CEO Honored by Auburn University
Crossman adds real estate pro in Alabama 
'It's a jungle': Alexander City crews begin cleanup of new municipal complex
Construction begins on Daviston storm shelter 
'A bold vision': Potential changes could take downtown Alexander City from 'good to great'
West Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Future of Tuscaloosa County storm shelter uncertain over lack of funding
Wiregrass - Dothan, Troy, Andalusia
Two Jack's locations planned for Dothan, including one downtown 
Gulf Coast - Mobile, Baldwin County, Gulf Shores
South Alabama Wins National Portfolio Challenge

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