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Choose Alabama

Workforce

We’re creating more high-tech, high-skilled jobs than ever before.

Incentives

In this business-friendly state, incentives abound. We help you find them.

Innovation

See how organizations are committed to uncovering new insights.

Transportation & Logistics

There’s worldwide connectivity in the heart of our nation’s fastest-growing region.

Business Climate

Discover the benefits of a business-friendly state.

International Business & Trade

No longer simply a national player, Alabama has taken the global stage.

Fast Track Permitting

Our partners work to expedite the permitting process and get you off the ground.

Quality of Life

The vision of a progressive city meets the comfort of a small-town community.

Tax Environment

Your company can benefit from Alabama’s favorable business tax environment.

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By the Numbers

WORKFORCE

250,000+

Manufacturing Workers

38,500+

Automotive Industry Workers

600,000

Workers Trained by AIDT

BUSINESS CLIMATE

1 Million+

Vehicles Produced in 2015

660+

Bioscience Companies

No. 5

Auto-producing State

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Workforce

Hard work is best met by working hard — a natural talent of Alabama residents. With nationally renown workforce training and the proof of internationally successful brands like Airbus and Honda, it’s easy to see why our people are the best tool for any job.

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WORKFORCE

1,975,000+

Wage and Salary Employment, November 2015

600,000

Alabama Workers trained by AIDT

13.1%

Manufacturing Share of Total State Force

$62,880

Average Annual Compensation for Manufacturing Workers, 2012

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Innovation

Innovation in Alabama speaks for itself. From industrial advancements near Mobile to the hub of brainpower centered in Huntsville, contributions to a growing economy and a greater understanding of our world is a statewide initiative.

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INNOVATION

538

Patents Issued to Alabama Residents, 2010

660+

Bioscience Firms in the State

$225 Million

NIH Funding Received by UAB, 2014

Seven

Research Universities with Engineering Programs

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Logistics

Alabama’s always been a great place to stay connected. Within a day’s drive of half the U.S. population and aptly situated on the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama sits at the perfect position to foster relationships with both the national and international markets.

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LOGISTICS

29 Million Tons

Cargo Shipped Annually through Public Terminals at the Port of Mobile

3,700 Miles

Track Servicing 5 Class-I Railroads and 16 Freight Railroads

6

Interstate Highways

No. 14

Huntsville International Airport’s Ranking for International Cargo in the U.S.

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Business Climate

Alabama is a natural incubator of good ideas and strong business models. Our position and workforce training capabilities are the catalysts of thousands of new businesses, trade agreements, investment opportunities and relationships — national and international alike.

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BUSINESS CLIMATE

$13.2 Billion

Announced New Capital Investment, 2012-2014

No. 2

Ranking for Auto Manufacturing Strength by Business Facilities, 2015

Lowest

Property Taxes and Overall Low Tax Burden in U.S.

No. 7

Ranking in the SBE Council’s 2014 ‘Small Business Policy Index’

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Quality of Life

Alabama’s beauty is simply the beginning of the rich character of the state. Life in Alabama affords its residents a life of prosperity to complement their hardworking disposition. See why we’ve earned the name “Sweet Home Alabama.”

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QUALITY OF LIFE

86%

Graduation Rate (above 80% National Average)

10% Lower

Cost of Living compared to U.S.

26% Cheaper

Housing Market compared to U.S.

52 Miles

of sandy beaches

Plants Flourish Here

From paper to planes to medicine to metals, there’s a reason why so many different businesses plant roots in Alabama. We know how to cultivate growth. 

Industries

Powering Alabama’s Economy for Over a Century

Successful businesses start with great partnerships. We offer the support, knowledge and resources you need to develop your business and take it to the next level. 

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