Birmingham - A city of industry and culture
Location: In Jefferson County, Alabama
Birmingham is the largest city in the southern state of Alabama, which borders Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida. Its status as an economic centre makes it easy to reach. If flying, you can arrive at Birmingham International Airport, conveniently located near the city centre. The city is also reachable by Amtrak train, and by car via Interstates 459, 65, 20, and 59.
Business: A city of industry, banking, and medicine
The city is the financial capital of Alabama. Like its twin city in the UK, this has long been a centre of industry, specifically steel and mining. Today, it is a city of banking and medicine, with major medical research taking place at the University of Alabama. You will find many large corporations here, including Regional Financial Corporation, BBVA Compass, U.S. Steel, and more.
Culture: The cultural capital of Alabama
This is the centre of cultural activity in Alabama, and Birmingham plays host to a number of museums, theatres, festivals, and events throughout the year. The Alabama Theatre and the Virginia Samford Theatre offer spectacular shows, and the Birmingham Museum of Art is an interesting visit. Check the local schedule for festivals and events, as there are plenty to witness every month.
Activities: Discover great parks and recreational facilities
This metropolis offers no shortage of ways to stay active and entertained. If you want to experience some of the beautiful outdoors, take a walk or jog along the Vulcan Trail, which offers spectacular views of the city below. Also, there are some exciting activities to experience in Red Mountain Park, and the city is home to some world-class golf courses.