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Statewide Resources

AIDT

Ed Castile Director
One Technology Court Montgomery, AL 36116
Phone 334.242.4158
Fax 334.242.0299

The Mission of AIDT is to provide quality workforce development for Alabama’s new and existing businesses, and to expand the opportunities of its citizens through the jobs these businesses create.

Alabama Association of Regional Councils

Greg Clark President
5900 Carmichael Place Montgomery, AL 36117
Phone 334.277.2221
Fax 334.277.3899

The Alabama Association of Regional Councils is composed of twelve regions. Its mission is to expand and strengthen the capabilities of Regional Councils to serve local governments and the citizens of Alabama.

Alabama Business Incubation Network

Devron Veasley, MBA Chairman
1020 Ninth Avenue S.W. Bessemer, AL 35022
Phone 205.481.2000
Fax 205.481.2100

Alabama’s small business incubators provide office space, in-house shared clerical and administrative services, loan programs and an entrepreneurial environment for businesses just starting. They also provide one-on-one business counseling and seminars.

Alabama Department of Economic & Community Affairs – State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

Howard Wills State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Coordinator
Alabama Center for Commerce Montgomery, AL 36103-5690
Phone 334.353.5353
Fax 334.353.3527

The SSBCI provides funding for two state program categories: capital access programs (CAPs) and other credit support programs (OCSPs). In Alabama, the OCSPs are comprised of loan guarantee and loan participation programs.

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) – Permits & Services Division

Russell A. Kelly Chief
P.O. Box 301463 Montgomery, AL 36130-1463
Phone 334.271.7715
Fax 334.271.7950

ADEM’s Permits & Services Division provides essential information and assistance that small businesses need to navigate through the state regulation and permit process.

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) -General Services Branch, Permits & Services

Aubrey H. White III Chief, General Services Branch, Permits & Services Division
1400 Coliseum Boulevard Montgomery, AL 36110-2059
Phone 334.271.7711
Fax 334.271.7952

ADEM’s Ombudsman Office assists small businesses in complying with environmental rules and serves as a liaison between ADEM, small business, local governments and the general public to keep these groups informed of regulatory changes and opportunities.

Alabama Department Of Industrial Relations – Workers’ Compensation Division

Charles DeLamar Director
649 Monroe Street Montgomery, AL 36131
Phone 334.353.0970
Fax 334.353.8262

The Workers’ Compensation Division is responsible for the administration of the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Law to ensure proper payment of benefits to employees injured on the job and encourage safety in the work place.

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS)

Peggy Anderson State Coordinator of Business Relations
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services Homewood, AL 35219
Phone 205.290.4457
Fax 205.945.8517

Recruitment and disability management

Alabama Dept. of Revenue – Office of Taxpayer Advocacy

Lynette Spraggins Revenue Manager
4118 Gordon Persons Bldg. Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone 334.242.1055
Fax 334.242.0814

The Office of Taxpayer Advocacy has been established to provide an avenue of relief, to identify systemic problems, and to offer suggestions for improvement in procedures.

Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network (AERN)

Ms. Anne Hamner AERN Member - Fayette County
Fayette Chamber of Commerce Fayette, AL 35555
Phone 205.932.4587
Fax 205.932.8788

AERN is a program to enhance business development throughout rural Alabama. Assistance comes in the form of access to computers and peripheral equipment, strong training emphasis via materials, workshops and seminars and online resources.

Alabama Gas Corporation (ALAGASCO)

Eleasa Stewart Program Contact - Minority/Female Business Program
605 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. N. Birmingham, AL 35203-2707
Phone 800.292.4005

Alagasco recognizes that minority and female-owned businesses deserve equal opportunities in supplying goods and services to our company. One way we can ensure that opportunities are available is through our Minority/Female Business Program.

Alabama International Trade Center

Brian Davis Director
Box 870396 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0396
Phone 205.348.7621 x8004742482
Fax 205.348.6974

The William R. Bennett Alabama International Trade Center, located at the University of Alabama, provides export research, training, and financing services to Alabama’s small business community.

Alabama Launchpad

Greg Sheek
500 Beacon Parkway West Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone 205.943.4700
Fax 205.943.4799

Alabama Launchpad is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote high-growth entrepreneurship and innovation in Alabama. The organization is a partnership among the state’s research universities and the business community.

Alabama Microenterprise Network (AMEN)

Gaynelle Adams Jackson President
Two North 20th Street Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone 205.856.2776
Fax 205.856.3776

Alabama Microenterprise Network (AMEN) is a 501© (3) organization formed in 2002 to create opportunities and a better environment for microenterprise development in Alabama.

Alabama Secretary of State

Rebecca Morris Director - Business Services
100 North Union Street Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone 334.242.5324
Fax 334.240.3138

Business Services administers all business-related responsibilities for the Secretary of State including filing of commercial liens, registering of new businesses, and issuance of trademarks.

Alabama Small Business Capital

Angie Winter-Sweatman Vice President
3120 Frederick Road Opelika, AL 36801
Phone 334.275.9700
Fax 334.275.9704

The Source for SBA 504 Lending. The program is designed to assist small to medium-sized companies that are considered fiscally healthy. In certain instances, the SBA 504 Loan Program may also be used to finance start-up businesses.

Alabama Small Business Development Center Network

William Cummins Executive State Director
University of Alabama (Room 201; Bidgood Hall) Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone 205.348.1582 x87788257232
Fax 205.348.6974

Working with the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Alabama SBDC Network provides assistance with a variety of needs, including business planning, financing, exporting and importing, and government contract procurement.

Alabama State Treasury – Cash Management Division

Tanya Cooley Cash Management Director
Alabama State Capitol Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone 334.242.7507
Fax 334.242.4242

The Linked Deposit Program is a partnership between the Treasury and Alabama banks for the benefit of agricultural and small business operations, and to provide disaster relief funds when applicable.

Alabama Technology Network – Corporate Office

Chris Franklin Public Relations and Marketing Specialist
500 Beacon Parkway West Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone 205.943.4808
Fax 205.943.4813

ATN Mission: ATN provides the most innovative technical assistance and training to continually improve Alabama businesses and industries.

Community Enterprise Investments, Inc. (CEII)

Grover Brown Loan Officer (Alabama)
302 N. Barcleona Street Pensacola, FL 32501
Phone 850.595.6234 x2038886052505
Fax 850.595.6264

CEII offers loans to start-up and expanding business enterprises ranging from $2,500 to $150,000. Loan applications are available on line, or by calling our office. Applicants MUST provide all requested information. Contact a loan officer for more info.

Department Of Finance – Purchasing Division

Michael A. Jones State Purchasing Director
RSA Union Building Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone 334.242.7250
Fax 334.242.4419

To provide quality service through effective teamwork and communication with state agencies and vendors alike, in order to fulfill the purchasing needs of the State of Alabama in a professional, legal, responsive and timely manner.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

John Huffman DBE Certification and Supportive Service Coordinator
Alabama Department of Transportation Montgomery, AL 36109
Phone 334.244.6261
Fax 334.260.5313

(DOT) has in effect a policy of helping small business owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, including minorities and women, in participating in contracting opportunities created by DOT financial assistance programs.

Greater Mobile Development Corporation

Teresa Sands Executive Director
1301 Azalea Road Mobile, AL 36693
Phone 251.650.0826
Fax 251.650.0827

Certified Development Corporations that originates SBA 504 loans for fixed asset financing.

Legal Services Corporation of Alabama

Kimberlee Gosney Supervising Attorney
102 S Court St, Suite 404 Florence, AL 35630
Phone 256.767.2020
Fax 256.767.2212

Primary Area Served: Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence and Limestone. Legal Services Alabama helps people and communities throughout the state develop microenterprise.

LiftFund

Lisa Riley Vice President – Delta Region
500 Beacon Parkway West Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone 205.266.9639 x8882152373

We’re LiftFund, formerly known as Accion Texas Inc, and for over twenty years we’ve provided millions of dollars in small business loans to deserving entrepreneurs. We’re proud to say that LiftFund’s mission is to help the most vulnerable people in our society who are striving for a better life. They need access to capital, education and a support system to realize their potential and increase their chances for success. We provide those things.

Office of Minority Business Enterprises, (OMBE)

Scott Stewart Program Manager
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) Montgomery, AL 36103-5690
Phone 334.353.3966

The office provides information on procurement and contracting opportunities with federal, state, county and city agencies and assist in meeting state procurement opportunities. OMBE also provides certification for minority and female owned businesses.

Office of Small Business Advocacy

Eddie F. Postell Manager
Alabama Center for Commerce Montgomery, AL 36130-4106
Phone 334.242.0485
Fax 334.242.0415

The Small Business Office of Advocacy fosters the growth of Alabama’s small operations by giving them a variety of assistance. The office provides information to businesses, and the needs and concerns of small-business owners are regularly addressed.

Procurement Technical Assistance Program of Alabama

Jerry D. Ellison Program Manager
University of Alabama (Bidgood Hall, Room 201) Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0396
Phone 205.348.1687
Fax 205.348.6974

Our procurement specialists use innovative technology and sound business practices to assist Alabama businesses in obtaining local, state and federal government contracts.

Southern Development Council, Inc. (SDC)

Mrs. Dana Moore Executive Director
8132 Old Federal Road Montgomery, AL 36117-8007
Phone 334.244.1801 x1188004993034
Fax 334.244.1421

The Southern Development Council, Inc. (SDC) can assist you in obtaining the financing you need to start or expand your qualifying business.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

Rosemary Elebash State Director
7550 Halcyon Summit Drive Montgomery, AL 36117
Phone 334.264.2261 x1800
Fax 334.262.7451

NFIB’s purpose is to impact public policy at the state and federal level and be a key business resource for small and independent business. Advocacy is a top priority for NFIB. NFIB provides timely information designed to help small businesses succeed.

TruFund Financial Services

Norman B. Davis, Jr. Vice President / Managing Directo (Alabama Office)
505 North 20th Street Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone 205.715.2710
Fax 205.715.2711

TruFund Financial Services, Inc. (TruFund) is a national not-for-profit organization with $50 million in assets under management. We seek to stimulate economic development in communities that are underserved by traditional banking institutions by providing affordable capital, hands-on business assistance, and innovative solutions to small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and real estate developers.

TruFund’s lending activities are designed to strengthen the capacity of faith-based and community organizations, community development corporations, small businesses, and large-scale development projects. TruFund works closely with community-based partners to develop and operate programs that address specific capital gaps within local markets, and seeks to obtain funding commitments from local financial institutions to serve local needs. Our products range along the continuum of credit from multi-million-dollar New Markets Tax Credits projects to microenterprise loans for new entrepreneurs.

U.S. SBA – Alabama District Office

Tom Todt District Director
801 Tom Martin Drive Birmingham, AL 35211
Phone 205.290.7101 x263
Fax 205.290.7404

Free counseling, advice and information on starting and/or expanding a business is available through a network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), the Service Corps of Retired Executives Association (SCORE), and the Women’s Business Centers.

UIDA Business Services (UBS) –

Jeanne Turner Procurement Specialist
UBS Southeast/Midwest Region Office Marietta, GA 30063-0510
Phone 770.494.0431
Fax 770.494.1236

UIDA Business Services (UBS) is committed to business development for Indian people. UBS is a non-profit organization founded and directed by American Indians serving clients located on or close to a reservation in the following state: ALABAMA

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