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Alabama Technology Network – Corporate Office
Birmingham, AL

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.

Alabama Business Incubation Network
Bessemer, AL

Devron Veasley, MBA


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 Launchpad
Birmingham, AL

Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation

1320 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

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 (AMN)
Birmingham, AL

Gaynelle Adams Jackson


P. O. Box 1882
Birmingham, AL 35261

Phone: (205) 856-2776

Fax: (205) 856-3776


Alabama MicroEnterprise Network (AMEN)is a 501(c)(3) organization that speaks with one voice to serve, educate and empower the microenterprise service providers in Alabama and the entrepreneurs they represent. AMEN is a member organization comprised of people and organizations that advocate for and support the growth and development of Alabama’s microenterprise community.

Alabama State Black Chamber of Commerce
Birmingham, AL

Jerry Mitchell


P. O. Box 550022
Birmingham, AL 35255

Phone: (205) 895-1157


LiftFund in Alabama
Birmingham, AL

D’Undray Peterson

Business Advisor

401 19th Street N.
Suite 104
Birmingham, AL 35020

Phone: 1-888-215-2373


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.

Birmingham, AL

Eleasa Stewart

Program Contact – Minority/Female Business Program

605 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. N.
Birmingham, AL 35203-2707

Phone: (800) 292-4005


We are building upon our core values of diversity and inclusion to create a competitive advantage as we grow. Spire is committed to creating economic opportunities that reflect all the communities we serve.

TruFund Financial Services
Birmingham, AL

Kim Carter Evans

Vice President / National Director of Corporate Communications

1927 First Avenue North; Suite 602
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
Birmingham, AL

Tom Todt

District Director

2 North Twentieth Street; Suite 325
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: (205) 290-7101

Fax: (205) 731-0170


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.

Legal Services Corporation of Alabama
Florence, AL

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.

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS)
Homewood, AL

Peggy Anderson

State Coordinator of Business Relations

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
P. O. Box 1988
Homewood, AL 35219

Phone: (205) 290-4457

Fax: (205) 945-8517


Recruitment and disability management

Greater Mobile Development Corporation
Mobile, AL

Teresa Sands

Executive Director

1141 Montlimar Drive; Suite 2015
Mobile, AL 36609

Phone: 251-650-0826

Fax: 251-650-0827


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

Alabama Association of Regional Councils
Montgomery, AL

Greg Clark


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 Department Of Industrial Relations – Workers’ Compensation Division
Montgomery, AL

Steve Garrett


649 Monroe Street
Montgomery, AL 36131

Phone: (334) 956-4026

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 Environmental Management (ADEM) – Permits & Services Division
Montgomery, AL

Russell A. Kelly


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
Montgomery, AL

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 Dept. of Revenue – Office of Taxpayer Advocacy
Montgomery, AL

Lynette Spraggins

Revenue Manager

4118 Gordon Persons Bldg.
50 North Ripley Street
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 Industrial Development Training (AIDT)
Montgomery, AL

Ed Castile

Executive Director and Deputy Secretary of Commerce

One Technology Court
Montgomery, AL 36116

Phone: (334) 280-4400

Fax: (334) 613-3287


AIDT is a state agency established to build a healthy state economy by recruiting and training a skilled workforce to attract new industries to the state and to expand existing industries.

As a division of the Alabama Department of Commerce, AIDT provides a full range of customized technical training programs that are offered at no cost to employers and to the trainees.

AIDT offers services including trainee recruitment and screening, safety assistance, industrial maintenance assessments, continuous improvement/process improvement assessments, and leadership training programs.  Training is conducted by AIDT staff or contracted instructors and delivered through classrooms or 38 Mobile Training Units (MTUs) customized to meet specific company needs which can be set up directly on the employer’s site.

Alabama Secretary of State
Montgomery, AL

Elaine Swearengin, CPM

Director of Business Entities

770 Washington Avenue – Suite 580
Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: (334) 242-7221


The Business Entity Division operates as a depository for records of domestic entities and foreign entities that have qualified to transact business in Alabama. The types of entities we serve include For-Profit Corporations, Non-Profit Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships, Registered Limited Liability Partnerships, and Limited Liability Limited Partnerships.

Alabama State Treasury – Cash Management Division
Montgomery, AL

Tanya Cooley

Cash Management Director

Alabama State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue, Room S-106
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.

Department Of Finance – Purchasing Division
Montgomery, AL

Christine S. Cook

Chief Procurement Officer

RSA Union Building
100 N. Union Street, Suite 192
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
Montgomery, AL

Ms. Walter Carr

DBE Contract Manager

Alabama Department of Transportation
2720 Gunter Park Drive West
Montgomery, AL 36109

Phone: (334)242-6242


(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.

Office of Minority Business Enterprises, (OMBE)
Montgomery, AL

Scott Stewart

Program Manager

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA)
401 Adams Avenue; Suite 524
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
Montgomery, AL

Eddie F. Postell


Alabama Center for Commerce
401 Adams Avenue; Suite 610
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.

Southern Development Council, Inc. (SDC)
Montgomery, AL

Mrs. Dana Moore

Executive Director

8132 Old Federal Road
Montgomery, AL 36117-8007

Phone: (334) 244-1801, Ext. 118 or (800) 499-3034

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)
Montgomery, AL

Rosemary Elebash

State Director

7550 Halcyon Summit Drive
Suite 115
Montgomery, AL 36117

Phone: (334) 264-2261 or 1-800-NFIB-NOW

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.

Alabama Small Business Capital
Opelika, AL

Angie Winter-Sweatman

Vice President

3120 Frederick Road
Suite K
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.

Community Enterprise Investments, Inc. (CEII)
Pensacola, FL

Grover Brown

Loan Officer (Alabama)

302 N. Barcleona Street
Pensacola, FL 32501

Phone: (850) 595-6234, ext. 203 or (888) 605-2505

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.

Alabama International Trade Center
Tuscaloosa, AL

Brian Davis


The University of Alabama, Culverhouse College of Business
Box 870396
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0396

Phone: (205) 348-7621

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 Small Business Development Center Network
Tuscaloosa, AL

William Cummins

Executive State Director

The University of Alabama, Culverhouse College of Business
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Phone: (205) 348-1582

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.

Procurement Technical Assistance Program of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

Jerry D. Ellison

Program Manager

The University of Alabama, Culverhouse College of Business
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.