A Partnership of Lamar, Fayette and Marion Counties
The C3 region is comprised of Fayette, Lamar and Marion counties located along the northwestern edge of Alabama. Choose one and you will have found the ideal place, people and proximity you need to succeed. You’ll also find a wide selection of developed industrial property (including 5 certified AdvantageSites), a variety of available buildings for sale or lease up to 275,000 square feet, plus build-to-suit options. Located between Memphis and Birmingham on the new I-22 (Corridor X), the region is conveniently located to access the growing Southeastern U.S. market and beyond via road, rail, or for waterborne shipments by utilizing the nearby Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The area is served by BNSF railway and commercial air service is available within approximately an hour’s drive at either the Birmingham International Airport, or in Tupelo or Columbus, MS. Major manufacturers include 3M, NACCO, NTN-Bower, Marathon, Dale-Tile, Omni, Sitel, Wrangler-VF, Joy Mining, King-Kutter, OxBodies, and many others who continue to profit from the favorable business climate and productive workforce. Also impacting the future growth of the area is the auto-assembly and other vehicle-related industry investments in the nearby metro areas, including Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Tuscaloosa, Toyota in Tupelo, MS; as well as Severstal and PACCAR in Columbus, MS. C3 communities offer low-cost yet high-quality living with top-performing local school systems, and postsecondary options including Bevill State Community College (Fayette and Hamilton campuses), or at the surrounding major four-year universities including the University of Alabama System campuses in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham (UAB), as well as the University of North Alabama in Florence. Come C why the C3 Region is “Rural Made Right for Business!
Contact: David Thornell
CEO & President, C3 Northwest Alabama Economic Alliance