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Discover how you can WIN with Alabama
Alabama is recognized as a great place to start, grow, and nurture a business, to get an education, to build a career, to put down roots, and to thrive. As many global brands, homegrown startups and Fortune 500 companies have discovered it’s a great place to WIN.
To that end, the state is also recognized as a Top State for Business, according to Area Development. The state is listed among the top 10 in 10 categories: business cost, business incentive programs, cooperative and responsive state government, favorable regulatory environment, speed of permitting, prepared site program, favorable utility rates,
competitive labor environment, leading workforce development programs, and most improved economic development policies.
Alabama has a diverse industrial base, a low tax burden, and a robust logistics infrastructure, including a major seaport on the Gulf of Mexico. AIDT, Alabama’s training incentive, is one of the top training programs in the country. The state has attracted a growing number of foreign-based businesses and is an ideal hub for industries with an international focus. And, Alabama’s low cost of living and hospitable high quality of life make for an easy place to live and work.
AdvantageSite, managed by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, is a teamwork approach between the private sector and state and local governments to make identifying prepared product and materials easier for industrial prospects. Since the program’s start in 2008, 33 projects have located on AdvantageSites across the state, investing more than $1.3 billion and creating over 6,072 new jobs. There are currently more than 50 active AdvantageSites throughout the state.