Skip to Content
Download Image
Rural Development

Summit: Rural Alabama poised for job growth as project momentum builds

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Growing businesses injected nearly $1.7 billion in new capital investment into Alabama’s rural counties last year in a sign of continuing vitality, according to data released today by the Alabama Department of Commerce in conjunction with a summit for the state’s rural developers.

These projects will create over 1,600 jobs in rural communities, Commerce says. The growth builds on robust project activity recorded in 2020, when $615 million in new investment and 1,940 job commitments were announced for Alabama’s rural counties.

“I’m encouraged by the progress we’re making in Alabama’s rural areas, but I know that achieving all our goals for elevating prosperity in these communities will require a long-term effort,” said Governor Kay Ivey, who attended today’s rural summit.

“That won’t be easy but make no mistake — we’re willing to put in the work.”

Download Image

Alabama-Japan relationship celebrated as robust bonds strengthen

Stay connected to what's happening in Alabama now.

  • Enter your email address to receive periodic updates on the evolution of business in Alabama.

Ready to start your company's next chapter in Alabama?

Alabama may be small in size, but its ability to accommodate businesses seeking success is vast. See why companies like Mercedes, Airbus, Hyundai, and Honda have decided to call Alabama home.

Find A Site Learn More About Alabama