Rural Alabama. Known Throughout the World.

There are plenty of assumptions about rural Alabama. Well, we’ve got ‘em too. We assume that everything we produce is the highest caliber, and that everyone knows it. We assume that our neighbor is working just as hard as we are. And we assume that everyone knows our neighbors: from Mercedes-Benz and Honda to Conecuh Sausage and Wickles Pickles.

’Transformational’ logistics park project preps for construction

TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Construction is scheduled to begin soon on the first building in an expansive logistics park along Interstate 85 in Macon County that backers say could have a massive economic impact when its three phases are developed.

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Rural Economic
Development

$2.3

Billion

New Capital Investment

3,600

New and Future
Jobs Created

*Based on 2020 and 2021 data.

Rural News

Market Wagon provides new way for farmers to connect with customers

There’s a new avenue for Alabama farmers to take their products to market, and it’s providing a growing number of residents with fresh, local food. Market Wagon, an Indiana-based company that has expanded into the Birmingham area, connects farmers and other food producers with consumers via an online ordering and delivery service. Mitch Hungerpiller, owner…

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O’Neal Manufacturing Services plans steel fab center in Fayette with 70 jobs

FAYETTE, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield announced today that O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) plans to invest $5.5 million to open a 130,000-square-foot steel fabrication facility in Fayette as part of a project that will create 70 full-time jobs within three years after operations commence. OMS provides quality carbon steel and aluminum parts for customers…

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Work in rural Alabama spearheads advances for aerospace industry

Rural Alabama is setting the stage for some of the most pivotal advancements in the state’s aerospace and aviation industries. From Lockheed Martin’s plan to boost production of its in-demand Javelin missile in Troy to a pioneering project involving remote air traffic control in Selma, the work happening in Alabama’s rural counties is being felt…

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