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Below is a listing of Internet sites, grouped by topic area, with Alabama-specific information.

State and Regional Partners:

Alabama Department of Commerce

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) - Alabama's Official Web Site
Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT)
Alabama Mountain Lakes Association
Business Council of Alabama (BCA)

Department of Industrial Relations
Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA)
Governor Robert Bentley
Huntsville International Airport
North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA)
North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments
State of Alabama
Tennessee Valley Authority
Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee (TVBRAC)
Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments (TARCOG)
The Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments

Local Partners:

Cherokee County:

Cherokee County IDA/Gadsden State

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Cherokee County Board of Education

Cullman County:
City of Cullman
City of Cullman Parks & Recreation Foundation
Cullman Economic Development Agency
Cullman City Schools
Cullman County Chamber of Commerce
Cullman County Economic Development
Cullman County Schools
Cullman Times

DeKalb County:
City of Fort Payne
City of Collinsville
City of Crossville
City of Sylvania
DeKalb County Economic Development Authority
DeKalb County
DeKalb County Schools
DeKalb County Tourist Association
Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce
Fort Payne City Schools
Fort Payne Improvement Authority
Fort Payne Times-Journal
Fyffe, AL
Rainsville, AL
Rainsville Chamber of Commerce
Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative

Franklin County:
City of Russellville
Franklin County Chamber of Commerce
Franklin County Development Authority
Franklin County Schools
Franklin County Times
Russellville Industrial Board
Russellville City Schools
Russellville Utilities

Jackson County:
City of Scottsboro
City of Woodville
Daily Sentinel (Scottsboro)
Goosepond Colony Recreational Complex
Greater Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
Impact Learning Center
Jackson Co. Economic Development Authority
Jackson County Board of Education
Scottsboro City Board of Education
Scottsboro Electric Power Board

Lawrence County:
City of Courtland
Decatur Daily
Industrial Development Board of Lawrence Co.
Lawrence County
Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce
Lawrence County Schools
North Alabama Industrial Air Park

Limestone County:
Athens City Schools
City of Athens
City of Mooresville
Chamber of Commerce, Athens – Limestone County
Limestone County
Limestone County Economic Development Assn., Inc.

Limestone County Schools
News Courier ( Athens)

Madison County:
City of Huntsville
City of Madison
Huntsville City Schools
Huntsville International Airport
Huntsville Utilities
Huntsville Water Pollution Control
Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce
The Huntsville Times
Madison City Schools
Madison County
Madison County Tax Assessor
Madison County Tax Collector
Madison County Schools
Private Schools

Marshall County:
Advertiser Gleam (Guntersville)
Albertville City Schools

Albertville Municipal Utilities
Arab Chamber of Commerce

Arab City Schools
Boaz Chamber of Commerce
Boaz City Schools
City of Albertville

City of Arab
City of Boaz

City of Guntersville
City of Guntersville Economic Development Department
Conners Island
Grant Chamber of Commerce
Guntersville City Schools
Guntersville Electric Board
Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce
Marshall County Economic Development Council
Marshall County
Marshall County Commission
Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Marshall County GIS Server

Marshall County Manufacturers Association
Marshall County Schools
Marshall-DeKalb Electric Cooperative
Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative
Town of Grant

Morgan County:
Calhoun Community College
City of Decatur
City of Hartselle
Decatur Chamber of Commerce
Decatur City Schools
Decatur Convention & Visitors Bureau
Decatur Daily
Decatur Utilities
Hartselle Chamber of Commerce
Hartselle City Schools
Morgan County
Morgan County Economic Development Association
Morgan County Schools
North Alabama Skills Center

The Shoals:
City of Florence
City of Muscle Shoals
City of Sheffield
City of Tuscumbia

Colbert County
Colbert County Board of Education
Florence City School System
Lauderdale County
Lauderdale County Board of Education
Muscle Shoals City School System
Shoals Chamber of Commerce
Sheffield City School System
Shoals Economic Development Authority
Times Daily (Shoals)
Tuscumbia City School System

Winston County:
Industrial Development Authority of Winston County
Winston County Schools


NAIDA Corporate Partners

Platinum Level


Bank Independent

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLC

CDG Engineers & Associates

Fite Building Company


Southern Synergy

Gold Level

Agracel, Inc.

Balch & Bingham LLP

Krebs Engineering, Inc.

Turner Construction

T. W. Frierson Construction

Silver Level


Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon

B. L. Harbert International, LLC

Brasfield & Gorrie

Burr Forman, LLP

Doster Construction Company

Dunn Building Company

Elliott Davis Decosimo CPA

Engineering Design Technologies Inc.

Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative.

Goodwyn Mills and Cawood

Gray Construction

Gresham, Smith and Partners

The Hollingsworth Cos.

McComm Group

Norfolk Southern Corporation

OMI, Inc.

S&ME Inc.

Thompson Engineering

Warren, Averett, LLC

Other Links:


Alabama Rural Electric Association (AREA)
Athens Utilities
Cherokee Electric Cooperative
Cullman Electric Cooperative
Cullman Power Board
Decatur Utilities

Electric Cities of Alabama
Florence Utilities
Fort Payne Improvement Authority
Guntersville Electric Board
Hartselle Utilities
Huntsville Utilities
Joe Wheeler Electric Membership Corporation
Marshall-DeKalb Electric Cooperative
Municipal Utilities Board of Albertville
Muscle Shoals Electric Board

North Alabama Electric Cooperative
Russellville Utilities
Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative
Scottsboro Electric Power Board
Sheffield Utilities
Tennessee Valley Authority
Tuscumbia Utilities

Aerospace and Defense:

Alabama Space Grant Consortium
Alabama A&M University
Army Space and Missile Defense Command
Army Materiel Command
Army Aviation and Missile Command
BRAC Information
Missile Defense Agency
National Space Science & Technology Center
NASA – Marshall Space Flight Center
Tennessee Valley Corridor
The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Agriculture/ Food Processing:

Alabama Agricultural Statistics Home Page
Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries
Alabama Farmers Market Authority


Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association

Business Start-Ups:

Alabama Small Business Development Consortium
Small Business Administration

Shoals Entrepreneurial Center

Colleges & Universities:

Alabama A&M University
Alabama College System
Alabama Commission on Higher Education

Alabama Institute for Manufacturing Excellence
Athens State University
Auburn University
Faulkner University Huntsville
Florida Institute of Technology - Redstone Graduate Center
Heritage Christian University
J.F. Drake State Technical College
John C. Calhoun Community College
Northeast Alabama Community College
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Oakwood College
Snead State Community College
Virginia College at Huntsville
Wallace State Community College
The University of Alabama
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
The University of North Alabama

K-12 Education:

Alabama Department of Education
School Report Cards

Economic Development Associations:

CoreNet Global (merger of NACORE and IDRC)
Economic Development Association of Alabama (EDAA)
Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA)
International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC)
National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF)
Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Environmental Permitting:

Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Alabama Department of Environmental Management Permitting Page

Existing Industry Resources:

Alabama Technology Network

General Research:

Alabama State Data Center
Geological Survey of Alabama
NAICS Association
NAICS page
Standard Industrial Classification Search

UA Center for Business and Economic Research
US Census Bureau Home Page U.S. Census Bureau

Information Technology:


Alabama Dept of Industrial Relations
Alabama Industrial Development Training
Alabama State Employment Service
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Life Sciences:

Biotechnology Association of Alabama
BizTech – High Tech Business Incubator with Lab Space
Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology
Partnership for Biotechnology Research

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

News Sources:

News Channel 19 (CBS)
WAFF 48 News

WVNN News Talk 770AM/ 92.5FM

Advertiser Gleam (Guntersville)
Cullman Times
Daily Sentinel (Scottsboro)
Decatur Daily

Fort Payne Times-Journal
Franklin County Times
Hartselle Enquirer
The Huntsville Times

News Courier ( Athens)
Times Daily (Shoals)

Business Publications
Birmingham Business Journal
Business Alabama magazine

North Alabama Congressional Delegation:

Congressman Mo Brooks (R)
Congressman Robert Aderholt (R)
Senator Richard Shelby (R)
Senator Jeff Sessions (R)

Quality of Life:

Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel
Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Alabama State Parks , Alabama Department of
Conservation and Natural Resources
Outdoor Alabama, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
The Arts Council
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Von Braun Center

Resources for International Companies

Alabama International Trade Center
Alabama State Bar - International Law Section
Alabama World Trade Association
Japan-America Society of Alabama
Japan External Trade Organization
North Alabama International Trade Association
The Alabama – Germany Partnership
The Southeast US / Japan Association

Taxes and Incentives:

Alabama Department of Revenue - Home Page
Alabama Department of Revenue - Tax Incentives
Alabama FTZ Contacts
Alabama Industrial Development Training
Dept of Revenue Office of Economic Development


Alabama Department of Transportation

Norfolk Southern

Port of Huntsville International Intermodal Center

Federal Aviation Administration
Huntsville International Airport
Northwest Alabama Regional Airport

Alabama State Port Authority
Port of Florence
Morgan County Port Authority
Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway
TVA – Tennessee River Navigation
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Navigation Data Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Navigation Information Connection

Wood Products:

Alabama Center for Advanced Woodworking Technology
Alabama Forestry Commission
Pulp and Paper Research and Education Center
USDA Forest Service – National Forests in Alabama

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