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.

Conecuh Sausage expanding in $58 million Alabama growth project

ANDALUSIA, Alabama — Conecuh Sausage, an iconic Alabama maker of hickory smoked sausages, plans to invest nearly $58 million to open a second production facility in the state, creating 110 jobs in rural Covington County.

Read More


Rural Economic
Development

$5.8

Billion

New Capital Investment

7,100

New and Future
Jobs Created

*Based on 2020-2023 data.

Rural News

LIFT Academy flight training program heading to Tuskegee’s Moton Field

TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Republic Airways Holdings and its Leadership in Flight Training (LIFT) Academy plan to develop an advanced flight training program in Tuskegee that will prepare the next generation of aspiring pilots for high-paying career opportunities in the airline industry. LIFT is teaming with Tuskegee University and the…

Read More

Rural Monroe County getting economic boost from 3 growth projects

MONROEVILLE, Alabama — Three companies have launched growth projects in Monroe County, creating as many as 30 jobs while also pumping at least $7 million in new investment into the Southwest Alabama county’s economy. The Monroeville-Monroe County Economic Development Authority (MMCEDA) said the investment figure has the potential to grow in the future, intensifying the…

Read More

Two Rivers Lumber plans $115 million sawmill project in Coosa County

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Two Rivers Lumber Co. LLC plans to invest $115 million to build a state-of-the-art sawmill in Coosa County as the company’s second operation in Alabama. Demopolis-based Two Rivers Lumber has committed to creating 130 jobs at the new Alabama sawmill, which will specialize in the production…

Read More

Resources

All the tools you need, all right here

Economic developers, rejoice. Quick access to our rural industry directory, workforce resources, and annual report data is all right here. Coming soon: Additional resources by project category.

View Resources