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Infrastructure/Transportation

Smart Moves - Superior transport solutions assured through strategic routes and multimodal logistical advantages.

The right location and logistics are essential for a supply chain with the power and agility to meet your needs. Perfectly positioned for reach and speed, Monroe County puts your operation just 90 miles north of Mobile and 100 miles south of Montgomery, with rapid pan-directional routes and superb access to both domestic and global markets.

Infrastructure TransportationHighway: Rapid reach in all directions. Monroe County provides immediate access to U.S. Highway 84 (the east-west El Camino Corridor) and State Highways 21, 41 and 47, with Interstate 65 only 26 miles away offering a direct north-south route. Excellent daily back-haul service by national trucking companies provide swift service to port facilities at both Port of Mobile and Port of Gulfport, opening additional domestic routes as well as global markets and opportunities.

Port of Mobile: An expanding global asset. Currently the nation’s 9th largest port, Port of Mobile is currently undergoing a $300 million expansion expected to make the facility the 6th busiest port in the world. Only a 90-minute truck haul from Monroe County, this intermodal facility offers access to nearly 15,000 miles of inland waterways as well as deep-water passage to global markets in Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. Public terminals handle container, bulk, break-bulk, ro-ro and heavy lift cargoes; currently, Port of Mobile is the largest break-bulk forest products port in the world, and the nation’s fourth largest coal export port.

Port of Gulfport: Central and South American access. Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, only five miles from the intercoastal waterway, Port of Gulfport combines competitive rates and diverse capabilities with strategic connections to Central and South American markets, serving as a long-time port home for global leaders such as DuPont, Dole and McDermott International.

Rail: Connections to Class I lines. Two Class III lines connecting to Class I service allows Monroe County industry to enjoy cost-effective shipment of commodities ranging from lumber and pulp to oil and gas to particles and plastic. Headquartered in Monroeville, the Alabama Railroad (ALAB) connects with CSX in Flomaton, while the Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway (AGR) connects with Norfolk Southern, Canadian National, Kansas City Southern, and CG Railway in Mobile.

Air: Superb executive travel and more. Southwest Alabama’s largest and best-equipped general aviation facility, Monroe County Regional Airport can accommodate a wide range of aircraft, from helicopters to jets to military aircraft, as well as charter traffic. Planned improvements include enhancements to the airport’s 6,100-ft. runway and replacement of the Fixed Based Operation (FBO).


Transportation Infrastructure

Road

Interstate 65

  • Monroe County is located 14 miles from Interstate 65 along Highway 84 (the east-west El Camino Corridor)


Rail

  • Monroeville has access to 4 Class I Railroads (CSX, NS, CN, and KCS) via these 2 railroads which are both headquartered in Monroeville:

    AGR

    Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway (AGR)

    • The Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway (AGR), headquartered in Monroeville, is a Class II railroad owned by Genesee & Wyoming (operates 120 railroads in 5 countries)
      • Interchanges with NS, CN, KCS

    Alabama Railroad (ALAB)

    Alabama Railroad (ALAB)

    • The Alabama Railroad (ALAB), headquartered in Monroeville, is a short-line railroad owned by Pioneer Railcorp (operates 24 short-line railroads in 13 states)
      • Interchanges with CSX
     
  • We have more than 3.5 times the US average for counties our size of people working in the Rail Transport business in Monroe County


Air

  • Monroe County Airport is a general aviation airport with more than 20,000 annual aircraft operations
    • Average of 55 aircraft operations per day
      • 95% general aviation
      • 5% military
    • 6,100 ft. runway
  • For Commercial Air Travel, Monroeville residents typically fly out of:
    • Mobile Regional Airport
    • Montgomery Regional Airport
  • We have nearly 7 times the US average of counties our size of people working in the Nonscheduled Charter Air Transportation sector in Monroe County


Alabama River

  • The navigable Alabama River borders Monroe County to the west. It provides navigable water access to the Alabama State Docks in Mobile, Alabama.


Alabama State Port Authority

state port authority 2

  • We have direct access to the Alabama State Port Authority by highway, rail, and navigable waterways.
    • Monroe County is located 90 miles away
  • Alabama State Docks Overview:
  • Imports into the Alabama State Docks include: Heavy Lift & Oversized Cargo, Containers, Coal, Aluminum, Iron, Steel, Copper, Lumber, Woodpulp, Plywood, Fence Posts, Veneers, Roll and Cut Paper, Cement, and Chemicals
  • Exports out of the Alabama State Docks include: Heavy Lift & Oversized Cargo, Containers, Coal, Lumber, Plywood, Woodpulp, OSB, Laminate, Flooring, Roll and Cut Paper, Iron, Steel, Frozen Poultry, Soybeans, and Chemicals

Monroeville

Monroeville/Monroe County
Economic Development Authority

15 N. Mount Pleasant Ave.
Monroeville, AL 36460

Phone: 251-743-1332
Fax: 251-743-2012

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Did You Know?

Monroeville is known worldwide as the “Literary Capital of Alabama.”  Did you also know we are home to North America’s largest producer of mass market pulp?  Or that Gate Precast in Monroeville has been the architectural precast manufacturer of more than 50% of Atlanta’s skyline?  Or finally that we have more than 17 times the US average for counties our size of people working in the Long Distance Freight Trucking industry?

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