Bessemer's unemployment rate dropped to 14.9% in March from February's rate of 15.3%. Currently 1,503 people remain unemployed.
Jefferson Traywick, Manager of Parks and Properties for the Bessemer Industrial Development Board said that more businesses are looking to relocate or expand their businesses and are beginning to return to their former shift schedules, thus putting more people to work. He said he expects to see continued minor decreases in the local unemployment rate.
Bessemer's Industrial Development Board is the city's leading economic development entity. Rrom help with finding a site for a business project to providing direct financial assistance, the Board has been able to serve over 800 business clients since the mid-1980s alone.
Additional information on the capabilities of the Board can be found at Bessemer.biz.
I just enjoyed hearing (and feeling) the sonic boom as Discovery raced over head to a landing in Florida.
If you missed the sonic booms, here they are, in this video of the landing. The sonic booms are at 3:11 in this video.
Welcome home, Discovery!
And for entertainment, here's a video of indies Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard performing "These Roads Don't Move."