The uptown district is booming! With the addition of Protective Stadium, the re-opening of Legacy Arena, and the Squadron kicking off its inaugural season this weekend, there’s bound to be plenty of foot traffic in the area. But how is all of this impacting local businesses?
Many in Alabama are concerned about whether their holiday packages will arrive to their destinations on time after hundreds of FedEx packages were found dumped on Alabama roadsides. The Better Business Bureau said while in many cases you’re at the mercy of those providing delivery services, there are some ways to make you feel more comfortable with shipping your packages.
The omicron variant of COVID-19, which had been undetected in the U.S. before the middle of this week, had been discovered in at least five states by the end of Thursday, showing yet again how mutations of the virus can circumnavigate the globe with speed and ease.
Dr. Don Williamson with the Alabama Hospital Association said there is still a lot they don’t know about the Omicron variant, but there are concerns it could create additional stress on hospitals and healthcare workers going into the Christmas Holiday.
The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama is taking a close look at the health of Tuscaloosa’s local economy. The event offers a future forecast for key areas of growth that include: industrial, retail, commercial, and tourism.