Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce

Ellen McNair

Senior Vice President, Economic Development

41 Commerce Street (36104)
P.O. Box 79
Montgomery, AL 36101

Phone: (334) 240-9433

Fax: (334) 265-4745


Charlotte Smith

Phone: (334) 240-9430


Strategically located at the intersection of Interstate 65 and Interstate 85, Montgomery is the capital city of Alabama and the second largest city in the state. The metropolitan area, comprised of Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes and Montgomery counties, has a population of more than 374,000.

A region of vast economic diversity, Montgomery is home to state and regional governments, a major military installation, the USAF Air University, an extensive service industry, wholesale and retail trade, Civil War and Civil Rights tourism, and an industrial base that includes Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama — Hyundai’s first manufacturing plant in the United States. This unique diversity provides a well-balanced economic environment. According to Moody’s Economy, Montgomery’s Cost of Doing Business is 87% of the national average and Cost of Living is 95% of the national average.

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce has an experienced, professional Corporate Development Team led by Senior Vice President Ellen McNair.

They are the key players in bringing new industry to the area including the major economic game-changer Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.

They also work closely with existing industry to enable their growth and success here in Montgomery and the RIver Region.