2018 is the 147th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.
- January 2: HealthSouth changed its name to Encompass Health.
- Avadian Credit Union acquired EBSCO Federal Credit Union.
- McLeod Software moved to Building 100 at the Meadow Brook Corporate Park.
- Main Street Inc. acquired Check Printers Inc. of Dallas, Texas.
- January 4: Farm Bowl & Juice Co. opened at 1920 29th Avenue South
- January 26: Wild Things at 2815B 18th Street South Homewood
- June: BrickTop's restaurant
- January: Alabama's last K Mart location, in Albertville, Marshall County, closed.
- January: Dorm Decor was acquired by Magnussen Home of New Hamburg, Ontario.
- January: Rowe's Service Station closed.
- January: Schaeffer Eye Center was acquired by My Eye Doctor of Vienna, Virginia.
- January 26: The Sam's Club at 3900 Grants Mill Road closed.
- January 3: Doug Jones was sworn into the U. S. Senate.
- January 9: The 2018 Alabama legislative session began.
- January 15: Mayor Randall Woodfin delivered his first "State of the Community " address.
- January 8: The 2017 Alabama Crimson Tide football team beat the Georgia Bulldogs 26-23 in overtime of the College Football Playoff National Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Al Denson retired as president and CEO of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
- January 16: Glenn Murdock resigned from the Alabama Supreme Court.
- See also, List of homicides in 2018.
- BrickTop's restaurant at 2800 U.S. Highway 280
- Grandview Cancer Center
- Kiwanis Centennial Park at Vulcan Park and the head of Vulcan Trail
- Thompson High School
Notable deaths in 2018 included those of actor Jerry Van Dyke, sportscaster Keith Jackson, and singer Dolores O'Riordan.
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