Birmingham World Trade Center
The Birmingham World Trade Center is an organization that plans to serve as a Birmingham affiliate of the international World Trade Centers Association.
Birmingham began working with the business consultancy Adah International to explore the feasibility of establishing a World Trade Center. On June 6, 2017 the Birmingham City Council approved a resolution authorizing the city to apply for a license. That license was granted in July.
Since then, the Birmingham World Trade Center has set up offices in the Forum Building at 950 22nd Street North in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex headed by senior consultant Kirk Atkinson. Public funding and grants to support staffing and operations are being sought.
- Van der Bijl, Hanno (June 8, 2017) "Birmingham's World Trade Center bid takes a big step forward." Birmingham Business Journal
- Worthy, Ariel (July 13, 2017) 'City of Birmingham awarded World Trade Center license." The Birmingham Times
- Van der Bijl, Hanno (February 15, 2019) "What is the latest on World Trade Center Birmingham?" Birmingham Business Journal