Where Coastline Meets Bottom Line: Top 5 Reasons Baldwin County is a Leading Community for Business Growth

Posted by Tanner Jones on Jun 8, 2016 2:00:00 PM

As the fastest growing county in Alabama and one of Forbes’ top 50 places to grow a business, there’s something special about Baldwin County that’s drawing in business owners and citizens alike. If you live or work in Baldwin County, you already know what makes this county an attractive area to put down roots. But for those still learning about our community, we’ve compiled the top five reasons Baldwin County is a leading area for business growth.

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1. Competitive Industries

Evidenced by UTC Aerospace Systems’ recent significant expansion in Foley, Baldwin County is an emerging hub for aerospace and innovative industries. Already a leading international supplier of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products, the expansion made UTC the third largest aerospace manufacturer in Alabama and positioned the company for further influence in this competitive industry.

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And UTC isn’t alone. More than 6,000 businesses have found success in Baldwin County, including notable technology-based companies like CPSI and Adam Systems.

In addition to a noteworthy presence in aerospace and innovative industries, Baldwin County is also home to successful advanced manufacturing companies, including Quincy Compressor and Plasmine Technology, which was recently named the 2016 Alabama Small Manufacturer of the Year.

On May 20, international compressed-air systems manufacturing company Baglioni Group SPA opened a new Morganton Pressure Vessels facility in Bay Minette. With a presence in Europe, North America and China, Baglioni’s decision to bring their growth to Baldwin County speaks to our community’s booming industrial environment and limitless potential.

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2. Able & Educated Workforce 

UTC’s addition of 260 jobs and Morganton Pressure Vessels’ creation of 70 positions shows wide-reaching corporate belief in our county’s workforce and their capabilities. 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

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3. Population Growth

Employers and residents alike are recognizing the advantages of settling in Baldwin County. Since 2000, the population has grown 45 percent, making Baldwin County the fastest growing county in Alabama and the eighth fastest growing MSA in the United States.

4. Expansion Opportunities

 With the influx of people and business into Baldwin County, the area offers a variety of opportunities and resources to facilitate business growth and relocation. The South Alabama Mega Site has more than 3,000 acres of publicly owned, available land, and all utilities are available to the site. The site’s convenient location, with access to major highways and the Port of Mobile, is also a key asset to any business looking for a place to grow.

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Download the free South Alabama Mega Site Fact Book below to learn more.

5. Quality of Life 

The happiness of a business’ stakeholders is fundamental to its success. As the number one tourism destination in Alabama, Baldwin County’s quality of life standards are high. Management, employees and customers alike are going to be thrilled with the 32 miles of white sand beaches, 28 championship golf courses and 222 sunny days per year. Learn more about the advantages of doing Business Where You Beach at businesswhereyoubeach.com.

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Are you ready to join Baldwin County’s host of successful companies? Learn more about expansion opportunities by downloading our South Alabama Mega Site fact book.

 

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