Forbes.com lists Birmingham as a vital city for business and banking in the Southeast. The Magic City is a hub for medicine, education, culture, and entertainment.
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Home to nationally ranked hospitals and a nationally ranked medical school. The medical field is one of the largest employers in the area.
UAB is a public university known for its medical school and the UAB Health System. UAB Hospital is nationally ranked as one of the 20 largest and best-equipped medical centers. UAB is the second-largest employer in the state. UAB Health System is ranked 4th largest in the nation.
Noted for being one of the top pediatric medical centers in the United States. Children's of Alabama serves as the site for the UAB pediatric programs.
Specializes in many medical services including oncology, cardiology, women's and children's, orthopedics/sports medicine, neurology, community/corporate wellness services, and surgical services. St. Vincent's Hospital is a 409-bed facility.
Includes five hospitals and many specialty centers in central Alabama. Brookwood Baptist Health's locations include over 1,700 patient beds.
New facility holding 402 patient beds. The 402-bed hospital Grandview Medical Center prides itself on being a highly modern hospital with new medical technologies.
Regions Field Minor League Stadium
Home of the Birmingham Barons of the Southern League. Regions Field is located next to Railroad Park and is a great place to host events and parties.
19-acre green space located downtown that celebrates the artistic and industrial heritage of our great city. Railroad Park is a venue for concerts, outdoor recreation, local events, and family activities. The park is 30% water and features paths that wind throughout. The Rail Trail extends the length of the park, perfect for runners and walkers.
Uptown Entertainment Distinct
Features upscale restaurants and nightlife spots. Uptown is located beside the Westin and the BJCC.
The Lyric Theater and the Alabama Theater
The tech industry is on the rise with companies like ITAC Solutions, DAXCO, Telegraph, ZEEKEE, Vulcan Solar, and Protective Life making creative spaces for tech. Communities, like TechBirmingham, are creating resources and connections to help up-and-coming companies in the tech industry find a home in the metro area.
Since the industrial boom, the Magic City has given townships from North to South and West to East. These cities have a special connection to the heart of the Magic City. It is the hub where our county city halls, businesses, universities, and cultural and art centers operate. Below is a list of many of the cities surrounding Birmingham.
Moss Rock Festival- Held the first weekend of November every year and celebrates art, design, and nature. The festival features artists and designers, environmentally friendly ideas, outdoor activities, and food.
Bluff Park Art- Held annually on the first Saturday of October and celebrates local arts at the Bluff Park Community Center. It features activities, vendors, food, and more.
Sidewalk Film Festival- TIME magazine named among the “Film Festivals for the Rest of Us.”
Vulcan Park and Museum- View the city from the restored pedestal of the Vulcan Statue and tour the museum of the history of the iron industry.
Civil Rights Institute- Located by Kelly Ingram Park and the 16th Street Baptist Church in the Civil Rights District of the city.
Museum of Art- Houses more than 24,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, and decorative art pieces.
Birmingham Zoo- Home of over 200 species from six continents.
McWane Center- Hands-on science museum with IMAX theater.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens- Features over 12,000 different plants.