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Strategic Location

  • Northwest Alabama is midway between Memphis and Atlanta on the I-22/I-20 corridor.
  • 8 key southeast U.S. metro areas within a 3-hour drive.
  • 4 AdvantageSite Industrial Parks.
  • Rail-served sites available.
  • We are surrounded by 4 automotive OEMs and their supplier networks. 
  • 3 major universities within a 1-hour drive.

Business Advantages

  • Low business costs.
  • Fast-track development and permitting process and incentives approvals.  
  • 10G Freedom Fiber.

Drive Times to Southeastern Destination Cities

  • Tupelo, MS
    50 minutes
  • Florence, AL
    1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Birmingham, AL
    1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Tuscaloosa , AL
    1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Huntsville, AL
    2 hours
  • Montgomery, AL
    2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Nashville, TN
    3 hours, 15 minutes
  • Atlanta, GA
    3 hours, 15 minutes
  • New Orleans, LA
    5 hours, 15 minutes
  • Gulf of Mexico beach towns
    5 hours, 30 minutes

Award Winning Workforce Development System

Our K-12 schools, in partnership with Bevill State Community College, have a strong focus on workforce development. in turn, our regional efforts are supported by Alabama’s cutting-edge workforce development system, which has received national acclaim from the National Governors Association, Credential Engine, the Lumina Foundation, Site Selection magazine, and others. Gov. Ivey established a structured path for the state to add an additional 500,000 credentialed workers to the workforce by 2025.

10G Freedom Fiber

Tombigbee’s innovative Freedom Fiber program is bringing 1G and 10G broadband access to businesses throughout the region. Freedom Fiber exemplifies our commitment to regional  collaboration, as Tombigbee is partnering with Alabama Power to expand the network. In addition to connecting businesses to the global marketplace, Freedom Fiber is improving quality of life for our residents, making it easier for businesses to attract talent to the region.