Why Alabama

A skilled workforce, pro-business environment.

Given its access and proximity to major markets, the region is an ideal location for manufacturing, aviation and defense, automotive, biotech, logistics and distribution companies.

Alabama has built one of the nation’s best trained workforces through investments in education systems and an award-winning training program, AIDT.

A hub for manufacturing, Alabama has over 100,000 employees with an average annual salary of $54,000 – significantly lower than the national average of more than $70,000 without sacrificing skill or reliability.

Our Alabama territory also offers access to national and international markets and companies such as Airbus, Shaw and James Hardie.

Each year, the region’s colleges and universities award more than 35,000 degrees and certificates in industrial mechanics, logistics and supply chain management and airframe technicians, as well as 4,100 business administration and management degrees and certificates.

Thomas Tyson
Economic Development Representative
  • thomas.tyson@powersouth.com
  • (334) 241-4440

Alabama Solutions

Made in Alabama
Jobs Credit

  • Annual cash rebate of up to 3% of the previous year’s gross payroll (not including fringe benefits) for new, direct jobs, for up to 10 years.
  • Tax Credit of up to 1.5% of the qualified capital investment expenses for a project for up to 10 years. Credits can be used to reduce income tax, utility tax services, or taxes on banks or insurance companies.

Reinvestment Act

  • For companies investing at least $2 million on refurbishment, upgrades, or placing equipment back in service, but not creating any jobs.
  • Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) –Employee-screening, hiring, and training programs to new and expanding industries located in Alabama.

Additional Tax
Abatements & Credits

  • Land, Equipment, and Construction Materials
  • Sales and Use Tax Abatements
  • Federal Income Tax Deduction
  • No Sales and Use Tax on Raw Materials
  • Vendor Discounts on Sales Taxes
  • No Property Tax on Inventory
  • State Enterprise Zones
  • Utility Gross Receipts Tax
  • Foreign Trade Zones
  • Airplane Maintenance Parts Exemption

Alabama Service Area Facts

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Alabama Economic Development Partners

Alabama Workforce Organizations

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