Birmingham Needs to Use The Electronic Highway Message Boards to Make Money

Collier Swecker video blogs his idea that will help the Birmingham Area Counties / Municipalities or the State of Alabama raise much needed funds. The governmental entities are always complaining about a lack of revenue, yet, with the exception of Hoover, they do not want to operate like a business. They must think outside the box. We have these Electronic Highway Message Boards that are displaying worthless drive time information (with exception of Amber Alerts) and very rarely display accident information. They cost taxpayers nearly $300,000 a piece and they see zero return on our investment. We need to have the local / state governments start allowing advertising on them along with their worthless information and the governments would be able to fund road projects or any other projects from the revenue without having to add a sales tax increase etc. There are so many businesses that would pay to have their business advertising be displayed literally  in front of a captive audience. I know that there are some people that will say that it is a distraction, but that cell phone is a much bigger distraction and they already want us distracted with their worthless information. If you have any questions or comments email me at, visit my blog at or my website at

About Collier Swecker

Collier Swecker is a licensed real estate broker, attorney, blogger, speaker and entrepreneur. He is the founding partner of the Mega Agent Real Estate Team at RE/MAX Advantage which ranks as one of the top selling real estate teams in Alabama. Collier also acts as a business and marketing consultant for small business start-ups.

Collier graduated from Auburn University (B.A., 1998), Cumberland School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2002) and Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (Masters of Law in Taxation, 2003). Collier was the principal partner of the law firm Swecker and Sparks LLC for 3 years before leaving the law practice for real estate development and sales.

Collier is a native of Yorktown, Virginia and currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Amanda Capps Swecker. Collier & Amanda are the proud parents to a beautiful daughter, Julia Abigayle. They have one dog named Kramer.

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