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Get a bird’s eye view of our global advantages.

  • Proximity to the Gulf Coast region’s major manufacturers, including Airbus, Mercedes-Benz USA, Hyundai, AM/NS Calvert, and Golden Dragon Precise, the first Chinese greenfield-sited plant in the Southeast.
  • Strategic access to the I-10 Aerospace Corridor’s powerful industrial-military assets and services such as R&D and technology .
  • Rapid access to domestic and global markets through multiple highway routes, including Interstate 65, U.S. Highway 84, and State Highway 21.

  • Supported by national trucking firms and through the Class II rail route of the Alabama Gulf Coast Railroad.

  • Proximity to major ports, including Port of Mobile within 90 miles and Port of Gulfport within 120 miles


Industries especially positioned for growth in Monroe County include distribution, wood products, metalworking, aerospace, and chemical. Companies within these industries are either already located and thriving here or within our immediate area, providing a skilled labor pool, industry-specific know-how, and an atmosphere conducive to more success.

Diverse Site Options

Available industrial sites include the state’s first AdvantageSite designated acreage, which is located within our industrial park. Monroe County also has prime locations available for commercial development.

Our labor pool is work-ready, custom-trained, and motivated to perform.

High-Value Incentives & Support
  • Community leadership ready to help in every way.
  • A favorable business climate and thriving industrial center with low taxes, low-cost and high capacity utilities, and one-stop government permitting.
  • Excellent workforce training resources including Alabama Industrial Development Training, Alabama Technology Network, and Coastal Alabama Community College.
Ideal Quality of Life
  • A vibrant heritage and enduring love for the written word in the “Literary Capital of Alabama.”
  • Beautiful landscapes of pines, hardwoods, wildflowers, and lakes. Well-equipped parks and recreation facilities.
  • A good blend of independent, local and big-brand shopping and dining.
  • Award-winning K-12 programs and convenience to high-quality colleges and universities.
  • A healthcare network that includes a hospital, cancer center, rural health clinic, and many specialists.