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Alabama business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of AL communities

Relocate or Expand to Alabama - U.S. Industrial Expansion & Relocation Guide for Manufacturing Companies - Learn more about the Alabama business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of AL communities. Helping decision makers at U.S. manufacturing establishments find new locations to relocate or expand.
Alabama Business Data*


Population: 4,708,708
Total Labor Force: 2,121,100
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
Number of Manufacturers: 5,142
Manufacturing Jobs: 279,359
Right to Work: Yes
Unemp. Ins. Tax: 2.158.30%
Corporate Income Tax:

Sales Tax:
Graduated: 1.5% for manufacturing and farm machinery; 2% for automotive vehicles; 3% for food sold through vending machines; 4% for all other items. Exemptions include: Raw materials used by manufacturers; pollution control equipment.; water used in industrial manufacturing in which 50% or more is used in industrial processing; exclusions for utility services used in certain types of manufacturing processes.

Property Tax:
Limits millage rate to 6.5 mills or $6.50 for every $1,000 in assessed value. Business property, both real and personal is taxed on 20% of Fair Market Value. Exemptions include: All tangible personal property being warehoused for shipment outside of state; inventories and goods-in-process; pollution control equipment.

Leading Manufacturing Industries:
(by % of total manufacturing employment)
15% Transportation equipment
12% Food and kindred products
9% Fabricated metal products
8% Industrial machinery and equipment
8% Primary metal industries

Largest Manufacturing Establishments:
(by number of employees)
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC (Lincoln) - 4,000
Hyundai Motor Mfg. Alabama, LLC (Montgomery) - 3,100
Mercedes-Benz US International, Inc. (Vance) - 3,000
Boeing Co., The (Huntsville) - 3,000
American Cast Iron Pipe Co. (Birmingham) - 3,000
Counties with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Jefferson - 50,384
Madison - 31,731
Mobile - 23,065
Tuscaloosa - 18,942
Montgomery - 16,228

Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Birmingham - 37,955
Huntsville - 27,458
Montgomery - 15,641
Mobile - 14,154
Tuscaloosa - 11,209

Manufacturing Related Business Incentives:
Income Tax Capital Credit
Enterprise Zone Tax Credit/Exemption
Alabama Industrial Development Training (AI)
Alabama Technology Network (ATN)
Industrial Development Grant Program (Site Preparation)
Industrial Access Road & Bridge
One-Stop Environmental Permitting
Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs)
Economic Development Revolving Loan Funds
TVA Economic Development Loan Fund
Community Development Block Grant/Loan Program
Appalachian Regional Commission and Delta Regional Authority Grants
USDA Rural Development in Alabama (grant and loan program)

Looking to reach Alabama manufacturers? Access the Alabama Manufacturers Database compiled by MNI.

*Manufacturing stats updated on 3/18/2014. All other stats updated on 3/18/2014. Listings updated on 4/24/2014.

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