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Quality Site

The Little Canoe Creek Mega-Site, ideally situated between Birmingham, AL and Chattagnooa, TN, is the largest tract of land in North Alabama currently designated as an Alabama AdvantageSite.

  • Over 1,000 acres
  • Adjacent to I-59
  • On Norfolk Southern's main line
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Quality Workforce

Etowah County’s workforce is comprised of over a half-million people within a one-hour commute, including 60,000 who work in manufacturing. Within a 30-minute drive the workforce stands at 75,000. Some of the educational institutions include:

  • Gadsden State
  • University of Alabama Gadsden Center
  • Jacksonville State's Gadsden Center
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Targeted Sectors

In the heart of Alabama, Etowah County is ideally located for several key industrial sectors, including:

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Latest News

Koch breaks ground on $55 million Attalla project

Donna Thornton / Times Staff Writer - Nov 5, 2019 State, city and Koch Foods officials shoveled corn instead of dirt Tuesday morning at the ground breaking for a $55 million...

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Airport receives $1 million FAA grant

Michael Rodgers / Times Staff Writer - Aug 13, 2019 The City of Gadsden on Tuesday announced the acceptance of a $1 million grant for the Northeast Alabama Regional Airport, and...

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Gadsden lands Tier 1 automotive supplier

Michael Rodgers / Times Staff Writer - Jul 16, 2019 A Tier 1 automotive supplier has chosen to locate a new manufacturing facility in Gadsden, and officials ranging from Mayor Sherman...

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Learn more about Etowah's economic development opportunities