Proximity to major manufacturers and assets:
Monroe County’s south Alabama location puts your operation in convenient proximity to the Gulf Coast region’s major manufacturers, including Airbus, Mercedes-Benz USA, Hyundai, AM/NS Calvert, and Golden Dragon Precise, the first Chinese greenfield-sited plant in the Southeast. Monroe also allows your company strategic access to the I-10 Aerospace Corridor’s powerful industrial-military assets and services such as R&D and technology transfers—all from a convenient low-cost location.
Rapid domestic and global market access:
Monroe also offers swift access to domestic and global markets through multiple highway routes (including U.S. Highway 84 and I-65) supported by national trucking firms, and through the Class I rail routes of the Alabama Gulf Coast Railroad and the Alabama Railroad. Proximity to major ports (including Port of Mobile just 90 miles away and Port of Gulfport 120 miles away) ensures ease of access to global markets as well.
Sites: Shovel-ready, with signature Advantages:
Our available land includes acreage certified by the state of Alabama as an AdvantageSite, a designation that is your assurance of a property cleared and shovel-ready for take-off.
Labor: Work-ready, custom-trained and motivated to perform:
Reap the productivity gains of our right-to-work, ready-to-work labor pool custom-trained to your specifications at no cost by one of the nation’s leading workforce training programs, Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT). AIDT training services are complete, customized and free of charge, from screening all the way through post-training assessment.
Home to a top-ranked educational and training asset:
AIDT’s local training partner is Alabama Southern Community College, a technical training titan, ranked in the top 20 out of more than 1,200 American Community Colleges and one of only 14 centers designated for technology training by the National Science Foundation. ASCC is also a past recipient of the National Bellwether Award for excellence in instruction and workforce development, and is home to the National Network for Paper and Chemical Technology Training.
A community ready to invest in your success:
Monroe makes it easy to reach ROI, beginning with high-value incentives and community leadership ready to offer every necessary assistance.
Alabama Technology Network:
Innovation on tap.
A business climate with all the right conditions:
Enjoy the synergies of a thriving industrial center offering low taxes, low-cost/high-capacity utilities, one-stop environmental permitting and much more.
Global and regional collaborative power:
Monroe partners for strategic success, as a member of the five-county Coastal Gateway Economic Development Alliance, and as an inaugural host of the Alabama China Partnership (ACP) Symposium.
An ideal quality of life:
A vibrant literary heritage combines with beautiful outdoor settings as well as shopping and dining amenities to make Monroe County a uniquely attractive home.