The Business Development Division teams with public and private economic development partners across Alabama to position the state as an ideal location for investment and job creation.
The New & Expanding Industry Report
The New & Expanding Industry Report, produced annually by the Alabama Department of Commerce, provides a detailed look at economic development across the state. The 2018 report contains information about 360 projects that resulted in $8.7 billion in new capital investment — a record annual total — and more than 17,000 new and future jobs. The report features county-by-county breakdowns and rankings, along with information about foreign direct investment in the state.
Business Alabama Economic Development Guide
The 2020 Economic Development Guide is the source for updated information about the resources and incentives available to business and industry locating in Alabama. This is your one-stop source of current contact information for the economic development and workforce development agencies of the state of Alabama. The Alabama Economic Development Guide also includes features from Alabama’s premiere business publication, Business Alabama magazine, spotlighting new and expanding companies in all of Alabama’s fastest growing industry sectors. Review the 2019 Economic Development Guide.
Alabama Research Capabilities Interactive Map
Companies and site selection consultants from around the world can quickly explore relevant research being conducted at Alabama universities and research organizations thanks to a new interactive map designed to catalog research capabilities in the state. Companies can use the tool to connect with researchers who could assist in product development, testing, and other functions. The map was developed by the Alabama Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or Alabama EPSCoR.