Muscle Shoals Alabama http://apr.org en Ala. Music Hall of Fame Board Looking for Options http://apr.org/post/ala-music-hall-fame-board-looking-options <p>Alabama Music Hall of Fame board members say they're exploring options to help the organization survive.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Board members told the TimesDaily of Florence (http://bit.ly/16GvmLE) that they're considering four options to support the museum which has been closed since November.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Organizers say the first option is to combine the attraction with an official state welcome center. The second option is to split the memorabilia and distribute it throughout the state.<br> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:25:47 +0000 The Associated Press 36757 at http://apr.org Ala. Music Hall of Fame Board Looking for Options Shoals Area Sees Bump in Annual Tourism http://apr.org/post/shoals-area-sees-bump-annual-tourism <p>State tourism officials say lodging revenue in Colbert and Lauderdale counties in 2012 was $1.1 million - up by about $30,000 from 2011.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The TimesDaily of Florence reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/16v0eBO ) that state tourism officials said the increase in lodging revenue was part of a nearly $303 million impact tourists had on the shoals area of northern Alabama last year.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The total includes money spent on hotels, restaurants, entertainment, retail shopping, admissions to attractions and tourist events.<br> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:17:18 +0000 The Associated Press 32507 at http://apr.org Shoals Area Sees Bump in Annual Tourism Plant Expansion to Bring 275 Jobs to Muscle Shoals http://apr.org/post/plant-expansion-bring-275-jobs-muscle-shoals <P>The expansion of an Illinois-based lighting company is poised to bring 275 new jobs to their plant in Muscle Shoals.</P> <P>North American Lighting is planning a $36 million expansion and the Shoals Economic Development Authority agreed Tuesday to allocate $260,000 from its economic development fund toward the project. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:44:13 +0000 The Associated Press 26607 at http://apr.org Plant Expansion to Bring 275 Jobs to Muscle Shoals