existing business support

Taxes and Incentives

Alabama is committed to the promotion and maintenance of a competitive business climate and has developed one of the most aggressive tax incentive programs in the nation for existing, expanding and new industry.

Alabama Saves is an energy revolving loan program for existing industries. The program, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and offered through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), provides extraordinary financing solutions for commercial and industrial energy-efficiency and renewable-energy projects in Alabama.

 Labor and Workforce Development 

AIDT, one of the nation's most effective state-sponsored workforce training programs, offers services to existing industry.

Alabama Technology Network (ATN) assistance centers help existing manufacturers in Alabama improve their global competitiveness. 

The Labor Market Information Division of the Alabama Department of Labor (DOL) is the primary source for information about Alabama's employment, unemployment, wages, and much more. 

 Business to Business

The Alabama Department of Commerce maintains a fee-based, searchable, on-line Alabama industry directory with data obtained through surveys of Alabama companies and local communities. 

EDPA's Corporate Partners are leading Alabama companies dedicated to supporting economic development in Alabama.

 Small and Minority Business Assistance

The Small Business Advocacy division of the Alabama Department of Commerce provides small businesses with the knowledge and resources to succeed, from financial assistance to training to regulatory issues. 

The Alabama Small Business Development Network is a statewide, inter-institutional program to enhance economic growth in Alabama by providing management and technical assistance to small businesses.

The Office of Minority Business Enterprise administers a certification program to identify small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses that are capable of providing goods and/or services to both government and private sectors.    

International Trade

The State’s International Trade Division aids export promotion and development, and provides services that help businesses enter new profitable markets. Resources include professional development, trade missions, point-to point international leads, and more.  

Alabama International Trade Center operates as a federal-state partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration, promoting SBA’s export financing programs in Alabama.  AITC is also a founding member of the Export Alabama Trade Alliance, statewide export promotion network led by the International Trade Division of the Alabama Department of Commerce.  Resources include an on-line Alabama Trade Reference Guide. 

The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) owns and operates the State of Alabama’s public, deep-water port facilities at the Port of Mobile, serving industries with state-of-the-art public seaport terminals for international trade.

 Local Industry Assistance
Local economic development offices located throughout Alabama are dedicated to the success of  local industry.  Working closely with their state partners, these offices can assist industry with expansions or other needs.
For assistance, contact your local economic development office or to locate an office in your area, contact your city or county government.