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Corporate Operations

When it comes to corporate operations, Alabama knows how to leave a lasting impression on companies looking for the perfect place to set up shop.

For eight years in a row, we’ve ranked among the top states for doing business, and earned recognition for low labor costs and workforce development initiatives. And with 11 Metropolitan Statistical Areas and a high quality of life throughout the state, this is the place to be.

Alabama offers the ideal professional environment for companies to grow and thrive, all while keeping an eye on the bottom line. By establishing headquarters operations here, corporations like Regions Financial, Encompass Health, Adtran and Vulcan Materials have lowered their overall costs of doing business and rank among some of the largest U.S. public companies.

Quick Facts

  • Area Development’s ‘Golden Shovel’ Award (2019)
  • IBM Global Location Trends Report’s No. 1 state for job creation from FDI (2018)
  • Southern Business & Development ‘State of the Year’ (2019)
  • Business Facilities’ No. 3 ranking for Best Business Climate (2019)
  • Area Development’s No. 4 ranking in ‘Top States for Doing Business’ (2019)
  • Global Trade’s No. 1 ranking in ‘Best States for Manufacturing’ (2018)
  • No. 9 ranking in Site Selection’s Prosperity Cup ranking (2018)
  • Zagat Restaurant Guide named Birmingham the nation’s No.1 up-and-coming food city
  • Capped business privilege tax
  • Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail offers 468 holes of championship golf across the state
  • Alabama has 14 public four-year universities, seven of which have Doctoral research programs.

Corporate Operations Companies

  • Alfa
  • Books-A-Million
  • Austal
  • Encompass Health
  • Protective Life
  • Regions Financial
  • Southeastern Conference (SEC)
  • BBVA Compass
  • Brasfield & Gorrie
  • Adtran
  • Intergraph Corp.
  • Vulcan Materials
  • Royal Cup Coffee
  • HOAR Construction
  • Progress Rail
  • Dynetics
  • Hibbett Sporting Goods
  • BL Harbert International
  • American Cast Iron Pipe (ACIPCO)

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