Birmingham 2025: What’s in store for the Magic City?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham was named the Magic City because of its rapid population growth during the nation’s manufacturing age. Busy businesses, bustling streets, a thriving steel industry, and ground zero for the civil rights struggle. Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama, has been on a long historical journey, and it’s just the beginning.

“As Birmingham goes, so goes the nation,” the late Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth once famously said.

We at CBS42 wondered what was in store for Birmingham in the areas of economics, education, environment, entertainment, and crime. Where is Birmingham going? We took a look around and asked key players to look ahead to 2025 and tell us their vision for the Magic City.

Watch the full special report in the video above:

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