Local Business Environment
Mobile, Alabama combines a favorable business environment with a high quality of life, making it one of the South's most attractive cities to work, live and play. If you are seeking in-depth information about the city and the region, please visit the Mobile Chamber of Commerce's web site: "Mobile Bay - On the Water. On the Move.". The website is part of our regional economic development effort, and offers the information and statistical data you need when considering doing business in Mobile. Below, we've provided links to key areas:
Brookley Aeroplex is a very important asset to the Mobile Bay region and has the full support of our community leaders. As a part of Team Mobile, the Mobile Airport Authority works closely with the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama State Port Authority and the State of Alabama to ensure Brookley Aeroplex provides the highest level of service and amenities to our tenants. Team Mobile is committed to Brookley Aeroplex and pledges its support, financially and in policy, so the complex will continue to serve as an economic driver for the state and our community.
Should you consider locating in Mobile at Brookley Aeroplex and would like to learn more about it, please contact our Marketing department. We will be happy to introduce you to all of the assets Brookley offers as well as give you a tour.
What They're Saying About Mobile
Ranked among the 200 largest metropolitan statistical areas, Mobile landed at No. 62 in Forbes' annual Best Places for Business and Careers list. Both projected economic growth and projected job growth categories earned the No. 5 rank. In the cost of doing business category, Mobile ranked No. 35.
April 13, 2010
Best Places for Business and Careers
Mobile is ranked near the top nationally in showing strong progress toward recovering from the nationwide recession, according to a November 2009 report from Moody's Economy.com. In the category of expected employment growth, Mobile ranked fourth out of 387 metro areas across the United States.
Alabama Cities Get Top Ranking in Economic Report
As economists are declaring an end to the recession, BusinessWeek teamed up with Moody's Economy.com to identify top performing metro areas for first quarter job growth in 2010. Mobile ranked No. 13 out of 25.
America's 25 Next Recovering Job Markets
An article in The New York Times highlighted investments made in downtown Mobile by David Bronner, chief executive of the Retirement Systems of Alabama. The article starts out with Mobile's ability to prove it was worthy of Bronner's plans -- and when the citizens voted yes for the education referendum in 2003, it was the proof he needed. Now six years later, Mobile has a renovated Battle House and RSA's Battle House Tower, one of the tallest office towers along the Gulf Coast, a new cruise port, and plans for the AmSouth landmark office building.
October 28, 2009
Alabama Pension Fund Plows Millions Into Property in Its Own Backyard
The New York Times
What They're Saying:
America's Cities of the Future 2011/12
fDi (Foreign Direct Investment)
In its first ever ranking of America's Cities of the Future 2011/2012, fDi Magazine ranked Mobile in the No. 10 spot among small cities defined as those with a population of 100,000 to 250,000. Published by the Financial Times, fDi has a circulation of 15,000 corporate readers.
The research published in the magazine's April issue weighed 60 criteria from economic potential to business friendliness, and highlights the economic, business and financial strengths of 400 cities in North and South America.
Southern Business and Development recognized the Mobile area's economic efforts several times in its Winter 2011 "Top 10" issue. Mobile Bay was listed among the Top 10 "Pro-Business" beach communities, because of its prime location, ready workforce and many other resources. Also, listed in the article was Baldwin County, Mobile's regional partner located across the bay.
The magazine also ranked Mobile as a Top 10 "Comeback Kid" for the area's job growth even after losing the U.S. Air Force tanker bid. The article credits jobs at ThyssenKrupp and Austal for elevating Alabama to the same "comeback" list. (April 2011)
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