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Expand or Relocate to Alabama

Alabama Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Alabama

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

Business Data for Alabama


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 3/6/2018. All other data updated on 11/13/2017. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
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 Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
17% Transportation equipment
12% Food and kindred products
10% Fabricated metal products
8% Industrial machinery and equipment
7% Lumber and wood products

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC (Lincoln) - 4,500
Austal USA (Mobile) - 4,000
Mercedes-Benz US International, Inc. (Vance) - 3,000
Hyundai Motor Mfg. Alabama, LLC (Montgomery) - 3,000
Warrior Met Coal, LLC (Brookwood) - 2,698
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Jefferson - 46,006
Madison - 29,608
Mobile - 25,962
Montgomery - 18,030
Tuscaloosa - 17,445

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Birmingham - 34,531
Huntsville - 24,189
Montgomery - 17,503
Mobile - 17,389
Decatur - 10,479

Mfg. 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)

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