Industry Growth

Alabama’s industrial base is broadly diversified and continues to grow.

The largest industries by number of workers in 2017 were manufacturing (16.3%), retail trade (15.1%), health care (13.2%), and accommodation/food services (11.3%).

The State’s high growth job sectors, in the time period 2010-2017, were Administrative and Waste Services (20.7%), Accommodation and Food Service (19.1%), Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (16.3%), Transportation and Warehousing (15.7%) and Manufacturing (10.6%).