I see it was mentioned, Creighton has a good business program and is a 5 minute Uber from the funky restaurant/bar area in Omaha. Midwest, but a safety and in a city. Safeties are always about trade offs.
When you say business, what do you want to do? That’s a pretty big area. I’m asking because a business major rules out most LAC’s, but lots of LAC grads go straight into business careers. Do you really want to study business or is that a career interest? If you want to go to Wall Street, some of the NESCAC and similar schools will give you a better shot than some of the business schools being mentioned.
I am from a different state but one also underrepresented in the Northeast. I think applying to a “national” school who in reality struggles to get Alabama kids can be a big boost. If it’s a 10,000 student University, they will still get some apps. If it is a 2000 student LAC, they might have only a handful of apps from Alabama, and they may need a kid to keep that state shaded on their “we get students from everywhere” map. You still have to be qualified, but it sounds like you are qualified for anywhere. The problem is finding a way to stand out among the many qualified apps most selective schools get for every single acceptance. Alabama may be the way you do that.
ETA: yes, posting your EC’s would be helpful. You can be generic enough that you aren’t identifiable, but give us a general idea.