Barry Copeland, interim chief executive officer of the Birmingham Business Alliance, spoke to the August breakfast meeting of the UAB MBA Alumni Chapter on August 6, 2010. Copeland described the strategic planning process nearing completion at the BBA that will map out the Birmingham region’s future. Called “Blueprint Birmingham,” the plan will be designed to spur economic development for the seven-county Birmingham region. Copeland said that the plan is to be unveiled on September 23, 2010 at the brand-new Railroad Reservation Park
on the north side of UAB’s campus.