Covington County is Advantageous for Industry
The Covington County Economic Development Commission is dedicated to diversifying our local economy.
Industries can leverage these key benefits for economic success:
- Location Advantages: Proximity to the Florida Border with lower costs of doing business
- Transportation Advantages: Four-lane access to interstates, a regional airport, rail, and convenient port access
- Customizable Incentives: CCEDC has a toolbox of robust incentives
- Speed-to-Market: Working at your pace with permits in 2 to 3 days
- Shovel-Ready Industrial Parks: Certified Advantage Sites in Opportunity Zones
- Enterprise Zone and New Markets Tax Credit: multiple incentives available
- Tax Advantages: Property taxes are among the lowest in Alabama and the U.S.
- Regional Workforce: 200,000 within 50 miles; Alabama is a right-to-work state and no manufacturing unions in the County
- Workforce Training: Aviation School, AIDT (state worker training agency), two community colleges that provide customized training programs for specific industries
Covington County is home to, among others:
- Arclin: Chemical and applications company
- Huhtamaki: Finnish food packaging supplies and materials
- Saehaesung: Korean auto supplier
- Shaw Industries: Carpet manufacturing
- Sonoco: Global packaging solutions
- American Apparel, Inc.: Military uniforms
- H. T. Hackney: Groceries, general line, distribution
- Molded Fiber Glass Alabama: Manufactures nacelles, radomes
- Andalusia Distributing Co.: Groceries, general line, distribution
- Corporate headquarters of PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, Southeast Gas, and Covington Electric Cooperative.
Grow Southeast Alabama
Grow Southeast Alabama represents 11 counties working together as a team to promote and advance industrial growth in the region while leveraging its existing strengths in aerospace, automotive, agriculture, forestry, and wood products industries. Grow SE Alabama is a model of regional cooperation that our local industries depend on as a critical factor in their success. Explore Southeast, Alabama, and learn why it is a great next location for your business.
These Target Industries are Primed for Success in Covington County
Visit the Alabama Department of Commerce’s website, Made in Alabama, and the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) to learn more about why companies are choosing Alabama.