Covington County is Advantageous for Industry
Distribution and Logistics
Alabama is equipped to quickly ship your products anywhere in the world at a competitive cost. We are centrally located in the heart of the U.S.'s fastest growing economy, only a day’s drive from half of the U.S. population. Plus, no inventory tax!
By land, sea, or air, Alabama is a prime hub for distribution and transportation logistics, both nationally and globally. We employ intermodal systems – including six interstate highways, five Class I railways, and the busy Port of Mobile – to maximize the efficiency of your business.
- 6 Interstates totaling 1,060 miles
- Half of U.S. population within one day’s driving distance
- 2,000+ miles of Class I railroad track
- 19 U.S. Highways totaling 3,852.85 miles
- Port of Mobile – 9th largest seaport in U.S.
- 17th ranked U.S. airport for international cargo (Huntsville International)
- 100+ overseas shipping lines served
In addition to location and transportation assets, Covington County has fast permitting, shovel-ready sites, and enviable speed-to-market. The Covington County Economic Development Commission offers assistance and customized incentives that make our county one of the most business-friendly locations in the state.
Assets for Success:
- I-65 (west of the county)
- I-10 (east of the county)
- US Hwy 29
- US Hwy 331
- US Hwy 84
The Three Notch Railroad runs from a connection with CSX Transportation at Georgiana, Alabama to Andalusia, Alabama, 36 miles (58 km). This short line railroad was created in 2001 and is currently a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming.
Port facilities are available through the Alabama State Port located in Mobile, Alabama (125 miles from Andalusia, Alabama) and the Panama City Port Authority in Panama City, Florida (109 miles from Andalusia, Alabama).
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