There are a lot of things to love about Birmingham. Our food scene is the envy if Southern cuisine. Our music culture sends talented songsters all over the world. Our arts community supports and exports the countless works by sculptors, dancers, artists, authors, and intellectuals. Historically, Birmingham is  known for its gritty work ethic in mines, forges, and factories. But in recent years there’s been a change in the kind of products Birmingham pumps out. The work ethic is the same, but the work is a lot different from what it used to be.

Livability, an online magazine focused on small-to-medium sized cities, has named Birmingham and Huntsville among 5 up-and-coming tech hotspots around the country alongside such notable tech centers as St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri; Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska; and North Carolina’s Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

According to the article:

“Through the work of Velocity Acceleratorthe Innovation Depot, and others, [Birmigham] has seen successful start-ups launch, such as grocery delivery service Shipt and Daxko, software for health and wellness organizations.”

It’s really exciting to part of this new chapter in Birmingham’s history—one in which the future seems brighter than ever.

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