Latest News

Decatur non-farm payroll employees increase by 1.1% since April

The number of employees on non-farm payrolls for the month of May in the Decatur metropolitan statistical area was 57,300, a 1.1 percent increase over the previous month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

$314.6 billion spent on public construction in January 2019

Total construction spending by the public sector for January 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $314.6 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau report which was released in August.

Brantley Bank and Trust Company receives satisfactory rating from feds

Brantley Bank and Trust Company in Brantley, Alabama received a CRA rating of satisfactory in its most recent examination by federal regulators.

Petroleum and petroleum products wholesalers report 5.3 percent increase in year-over-year May sales

Sales by petroleum and petroleum products wholesalers in May 2019 were $59.4 billion, an increase of 5.3 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Machinery, equipment and supplies wholesalers report $106.7 billion in January inventories

Inventories held by machinery, equipment and supplies wholesalers in January 2019 were valued at $106.7 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

First USA Bank in Thomasville evaluated by feds in 2018

First USA Bank in Thomasville, Alabama received a "satisfactory" rating from federal regulators in 2018.

PeoplesTrust Bank in Hamilton rated as "satisfactory" by feds

PeoplesTrust Bank in Hamilton, Alabama has been rated as "satisfactory" by federal regulators.

Alabama collected $11.1 billion in property taxes in 2018

Of the $11.1 billion in taxes collected by Alabama in 2018, 3.7 percent, or $406.3 million, came from property taxes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

U.S. administrative and support and waste management and remediation services report $256.2 billion in revenue for Q1 2019

Revenue for administrative and support and waste management and remediation services across the U.S. was $256.2 billion for the 1st quarter of 2019.

Farm product raw materials wholesalers report 4.2 percent increase in year-over-year June inventories

Inventories held by farm product raw materials wholesalers in June were valued at $25.6 billion, an increase of 4.2 percent from the same period a year earlier.

The First National Bank of Hartford rated as "satisfactory" by feds

The First National Bank of Hartford, Alabama has been rated as "satisfactory" by federal regulators.

Sewage and waste disposal construction spending in March hits $25.4 billion

Construction spending on sewage and waste disposal structures for March 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $25.4 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau report which was released in August.

First National Bank in Hamilton receives outstanding rating from feds

First National Bank in Hamilton, Alabama received a CRA rating of outstanding in its most recent examination by federal regulators.

Shipments of construction machinery manufacturing climb 2.1 percent in June

Shipments for construction machinery manufacturing increased $65 million, or 2.1 percent, to $3.2 billion in June, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report, which was released in August.

Unfilled orders of iron and steel mills and ferroalloy and steel product manufacturing fall 2.2 percent in April

Unfilled orders for iron and steel mills and ferroalloy and steel product manufacturing decreased $372 million, or 2.2 percent, to $16.16 billion in April, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report before released in August.

First Community Bank in Chatom last evaluated by feds in 2018

First Community Bank in Chatom, Alabama received its last CRA evaluation from federal regulators on March 1, 2018.

Nonmetallic mineral products industry's Q1 income down 50.2%

The nonmetallic mineral products industry's after-tax income in the first quarter of 2019 was down 50.2 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

U.S. utilities services report 1.6% decrease in revenue from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019

Revenue for utilities industries across the U.S. was $149.1 billion for the 1st quarter of 2019, a 1.6 percent decrease from the previous quarter.

Shipments of mining, oil and gas field machinery manufacturing fall 2.1 percent in June

Shipments for mining, oil and gas field machinery manufacturing decreased $33 million, or 2.1 percent, to $1.6 billion in June, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report, which was released in August.

Inventories in electrical equipment, appliances and components industry did not change much in April

Inventories for businesses in the electrical equipment, appliances and components industry was unchanged over April, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Metro Business Network