South Alabama Mega Site: Let's Build Baldwin

Posted by Tanner Jones on Mar 29, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Imagine the perfect site for your new or expanding business. You picture a property with direct 4-lane highway access, high proximity to major U.S. markets, available rail service, all utility infrastructure supplied on the site, and a community that is equipped to serve a growing population and growing businesses. This picture is a perfect description of Baldwin County and the South Alabama Mega Site.



With 3,000+ available acres and immediate access to Interstate 65 and Alabama Highway 287, the South Alabama Mega Site is able to meet the needs of growing companies that are looking to expand or re-locate in a new community. And, with access to the Port of Mobile just 32 miles away, your business will also have the potential for worldwide reach—with 2,000 feet of berth for ships entering and exiting the Gulf of Mexico. This publically owned site is served by a CSX class-1 mainline and has been named a certified mega site by McCallum Sweeney as well as a certified AdvantageSite by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.

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Why not make the move to a site that can supply adequate employees for your business? Making the move to Baldwin County not only means joining a regional workforce of over 500,000 workers but also living in one of Forbes Best Small Places For Business and Careers. Baldwin County is one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S., largely due to the high quality of life and low cost of living and doing business in the region. Below are a few examples of the strength of the Baldwin County workforce:

  • Regional workforce of more than 500,000
  • 5% unemployment rate
  • 1 in 10 residents holds a graduate degree
  • Top 5 AIDT ranking of statewide workforce development organizations nationwide

We have shared what a mega site is, what certification the South Alabama Mega Site has obtained, and how it measures up as a large-scale mega site. But we have only scratched the surface of why the South Alabama Mega Site is a prime opportunity for businesses seeking a new location to expand or re-locate. For more information, visit Then, grab a shovel and come to Baldwin County.

To learn more about South Alabama’s Mega Site, visit or download the Mega Site Fact Book below.

Mega Site Fact Sheet

Topics: Bay Minette, South Alabama Mega Site, Economic Development, Mega Site Fact Book, Baldwin County