Alabama is located in the center of the fastest-growing region in the United States, the Southeast, and is an ideal hub for foreign-based businesses and businesses with an international focus. Currently, more than 425 foreign-based companies from more than 30 nations operate in Alabama. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama is a gateway to the rapidly growing markets in Mexico, Central America and South America.

Following are a few quick facts about Alabama’s international assets:

  • Alabama ranks 23rd in the nation for exports, with companies shipping products to 184 countries.
  • The state’s top five export sectors in 2013 were transportation equipment, chemicals, primary metal manufacturing, mining and forestry products.
  • The Alabama State Port Authority operates a full-service port on the Mobile River, 33 miles from the Gulf of Mexico
  • Five Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) and numerous sub zones currently operate in Alabama.
  • Official U.S. Customs Ports-of-Entry are located at Birmingham, Mobile and Huntsville International Airports
  • Six Alabama banks provide complete international banking services for companies located in Alabama and throughout the Southeast.

For a closer look at international investment and trade in Alabama,  please open the documents below.

Alabama International Investment and Trade

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