Alabama’s agricultural landscape sets a robust foundation for both farming excellence and food production facilities. Each year, the state readies its expansive agricultural terrain, covering about 8.3+ million acres across nearly 39,000+ farms, to yield a rich variety of crops and products. This bounty includes leading outputs in freshwater fish, poultry, peanuts, and pecans, alongside a top 10 national ranking in cotton production. With annual cash receipts approximating in the billions of dollars each year, predominantly from broilers and chicken eggs, Alabama serves a pivotal role in both farming and as a hub for food processing and production.


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No. 3

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Agricultural tech

Agriculture is a vital sector in Alabama’s economy, and has seen significant advancements and successes through the integration of technology. Innovations in agricultural technology, such as precision farming, have enabled Alabama’s farmers to optimize resource use, enhance crop yields, and reduce environmental impact. The state’s commitment to technological integration in agriculture is evident in its support for research and development initiatives, both in academia and  industry.

Manufacturing & production

Alabama is deeply committed to fostering a dynamic and supportive environment for manufacturing and production businesses of all sizes. Alabama’s thriving business landscape continues to grow with the addition of The J.M. Smucker Co. to its impressive roster of world-class corporate partners.

With an investment of $1 billion and addition of 750 jobs at a production facility near Birmingham, this growth  not only reflects the state’s robust economic environment but also its ability to attract and nurture significant industry leaders.

The J.M. Smucker Co
Golden State Foods
John Soules Foods
Wayne Sanderson
Royal Cup
Red Diamond

Latest Ag Tech & Food Products News


Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Coca-Cola Bottling Company United Inc. (UNITED) plans to invest an estimated $330 million to construct a new Birmingham Coca-Cola facility in the city’s Kingston community that is expected to create up to 50 new jobs and retain over 750 positions in the Magic City.

Why Alabama for Ag Tech & Food Products?

Why Alabama?

Alabama is a state of makers, builders, and doers. So, whatever you make or build, you can do it in Alabama. We’re a launching point for aerospace, aviation, and defense. A leader in automotive production. A home for startups, technology, and research breakthroughs. And drawing on our manufacturing roots, we’re helping to usher in the industrial evolution in America.

Alabama’s prime location in the South and on the Gulf Coast grants it nearly unlimited access to the national and international markets. Alabama sits within a one day drive to all of the South and its nearly 150M residents.

Alabama’s strong workforce is a major attraction for businesses worldwide, driven by our commitment to skill development. Industry leaders like Mercedes-Benz and Airbus have benefited from on-site training programs in partnership with state workforce agencies; and our state’s focus on education and industrial training through colleges further strengthens Alabama’s appeal to businesses.

Alabama’s business approach is very inviting, offering global companies incentives, tax benefits, a skilled workforce, and excellent real estate options. Low taxes, affordable utilities, and a reasonable cost of living boost profits, and the state ensure ideal site locations and attractive incentives for long-term success in Alabama.

Alabama’s Business Development Division actively seeks corporate investors, promotes global expansion for local companies, supports small businesses, and collaborates with various stakeholders for comprehensive investor support. The state also engages with communities to enhance competitiveness and contribute significantly to Alabama’s economic growth strategy, making the state attractive to investors, businesses, and job seekers.