We strive to improve the well-being and quality of life for Huntsville, Madison County and surrounding communities by being vigilant with opportunities to connect industries with our resources, providing jobs and promoting expansion and growth in area industries.
CUMMINGS RESEARCH PARK
Cummings Research Park is the second largest research park in the country and the fourth largest in the world. It is one of the world’s leading science and technology business parks, with a mixture of Fortune 500 companies, local and international high-tech enterprises, U.S. space and defense agencies, thriving business incubators and competitive higher-education institutions. CRP is the home of nearly 300 companies, almost 27,000 employees and 11,500 students.
The Huntsville/Madison County community is the economic driver for the North Alabama Region. With a 13-county regional population of 1.1 million people, the economy is strong and growing. The Chamber of Commerce is the clearinghouse for economic research and information on the Huntsville market and is available to provide assistance in analyzing the region for economic growth.
COMMUNITY PROFILE ▪ MARKET DEMOGRAPHICS ▪ EMPLOYMENT DATA ▪ WORKFORCE DATA ▪ NEW & EXPANDING INDUSTRY
SITES & BUILDINGS
We have a business-friendly environment with buildings and industrial parks ready for immediate development including Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second largest research park. The Huntsville/Madison County area is also positioned for commerce with a prime location and distance from numerous major cities.
LOOPNET SITE DATABASE ▪ ADVANTAGE ALABAMA SITES ▪ CHAMBER MEMBER COMMERCIAL BROKERS ▪ INDUSTRIAL PARKS
LICENSING & PERMITTING
The Chamber is committed to assisting your company and industry by providing all the licensing and permitting information you may need to grow your business.
INSPECTION DEPARTMENT ▪ ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT ▪ NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ▪ AL DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT ▪ BUSINESS LICENSE
TAXES & INCENTIVES
The Huntsville/Madison County area has unique offerings for major industries by way of tax structures and incentives. Industries that qualify may utilize of a variety of tax incentives, and programs to help produce their overall operating costs to encourage new growth in the Huntsville community.
TAX SUMMARY MADISON COUNTY ▪ TAX SUMMARY HSV/LIMESTONE COUNTY ▪ INCENTIVES ▪ STATUTORY PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENTS & EXEMPTIONS ▪ CORPORATE INCOME TAX ▪ INCOME TAX CREDITS & DEDUCTIONS ▪ AIDT WORKFORCE TRAINING ▪ ALABAMA JOBS ACT ▪ TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY
INDUSTRY PROFILES & SERVICES
Our workforce of highly-skilled, highly-educated people belongs to a diverse community of industries including aerospace & defense, information technology, advanced manufacturing, and bioscience. Emerging technological industries in our area include electronic communications, modeling & simulation, geospatial, energy, cyber security, robotics and small satellites.
AEROSPACE & DEFENSE ▪ ADVANCED MANUFACTURING ▪ BIOSCIENCE ▪ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ▪ EXISTING INDUSTRY SERVICES
Lucia Cape Senior Vice President Economic Development, Industry Relations & Workforce 256-535-2033
Ken Smith Research & Information Services Director 256-535-2026