Alabama tourism, seafood warning in business news

Alabama tourism, seafood warning in business news

Here are the top stories in business on for Monday, April 24, 2017. Follow all of Alabama’s business news here anytime.

A new report says tourists spent $13 billion in Alabama last year. The top attraction? Baldwin County’s beaches.

Need a job? The Hoover Metropolitan Complex is holding a job fair Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. inside the Hoover Metropolitan Complex. 

Auburn’s AIM group completed its largest investment to date, pumping $6.4 million as part of a group of investors into an Atlanta-based fiber optic company.

A 22-member business delegation is touring Germany and Denmark this week, promoting and networking on behalf of Alabama’s bioscience industry.

GLO Airlines is seeking bankruptcy protection less than a year after offering nonstop service from Huntsville International Airport to New Orleans.

AT&T will close its Birmingham Collections Center this summer, affecting 130 employees starting in June. AT&T said the consolidation is a result of a reduction in call volumes. 

The FDA has aimed some stern words at a Mobile-area seafood processor in a warning about possible contamination, but the president of the company said the problem boils down to paperwork.

The Financial Times is reporting that the Albertson’s supermarket chain is eyeing organic grocery Whole Foods for acquisition.

Ben’s Soft Pretzels, with locations in Clanton and Prattville, is offering free pretzels Wednesday with a minimum $1 donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.