Alabama Department of Commerce

Companies from around the world have discovered that our state can offer them a favorable business environment, a motivated workforce, and a support system that helps make success possible. The message is clear: Alabama offers the advantages that growth-minded companies are looking for.

— Greg Canfield, Secretary,
Alabama Department of Commerce


Mazda Toyota Manufacturing has launched production of all-new SUVs at the automaker’s first joint-venture assembly plant in Huntsville, AL. (Photo: Mazda Toyota Manufacturing)

Alabama Economic Development

Alabama Economic Development


Alabama Department of Commerce

The Alabama Department of Commerce is the state’s lead economic development agency. In addition to business development activities, Commerce promotes exporting and international opportunities for Alabama companies, assists small businesses and houses the state’s primary workforce development program, AIDT.


HudsonAlpha is a life science business campus accelerating new therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics and other innovations to the marketplace by co-locating genomic R&D, workforce training, startups and established bioscience enterprises. Today, 1000+ people work on campus, which is home to more than 45 biotech companies and the Institute’s non-profit genomic research laboratories.


#3 Customized Workforce Training2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Automotive2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Manufacturing Jobs (% of workforce)2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Manufacturing Output (% of GDP)2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Best Aerospace/Defense2023 State Rankings
#2 Housing Growth (Mid-Sized Cities): Mobile2023 Metro Rankings
Top 5 Manufacturing Hubs (Small): Tuscaloosa2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Manufacturing Hubs (Mid-Sized): Mobile2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Most Affordable (Mid-Sized; Over 50K Pop.): Mobile2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Top Performing Container Ports: Port of Mobile2023 Metro Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities


automotive industry Alabama

Automotive Industry Projects Bring Alabama $404M In Investment

Hyundai will invest $290M to upgrade its Montgomery assembly plant; Shinhwa Auto USA will spend $114M to expand its Auburn manufacturing operation.
Trendco USA Tuskegee Alabama

Trendco USA Will Invest $43M In New Alabama Glove Factory

Trendco USA will launch a medical glove manufacturing operation at REAL Park in Macon County, AL, creating more than 290 jobs.
Core Industries Alabama

Core Industries To Invest $8.75M In Alabama

Core Industries will build a new wood pellet processing and storage facility at its port facility in Mobile County, Alabama.

[QUIZ] How Well Do You Know Alabama?

Take our latest quiz to test your knowledge of the state of Alabama as it relates to economic development & state resources. Can you get 100%?

Texas, Virginia, Louisiana Top 19th Annual State Rankings

Business Facilities 2023 State Rankings reveal Business Climate, Workforce Training, Tech Talent leaders. Plus, the electric vehicle industry drives new growth.

USNC Selects Alabama for Advanced Microreactor Assembly Plant

The new advanced manufacturing facility in Alabama will create 250 direct professional, technical, and skilled manufacturing jobs.

Alabama Ups Its Game

Home to some of the biggest names in the auto industry, Alabama has introduced “The Game Plan” to support economic development.
Mobile County

Expansions Projects Adds 240 Jobs In Mobile County

Two growing companies, Chart Industries and Superior Air Parts, are expanding into Mobile County, Alabama investing over $90 million.