Jackson County, Alabama is located on U.S. Hwy. 72 (four-lane) between Huntsville, Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee (40 and 60 miles respectively), both of which have commercial airports. Scottsboro, the county seat, is a 35-minute drive from three interstate highways (I-24, I-59, and I-565) and a 60-minute drive from I-65 and I-75. The International Intermodal Center and Foreign Trade Zone are located 50 minutes away in Huntsville at the International Airport.
Exciting things are happening in and around Jackson County. Volkswagen recently announced an assembly plant to be constructed in Chattanooga. Our shovel-ready Jackson County Industrial Park, only 67 miles from the Volkswagen site, received Alabama's first AdvantageSite designation. With two spec buildings available, it is sure to fit the bill for automotive suppliers. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Bellefonte Nuclear Plant near Hollywood, Alabama could be the first new nuclear power plant to be constructed in decades in the U.S. TVA has applied for a Construction and Operating License from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for units three and four and the application is in the process. TVA is also considering completing units one and two, ensuring a safe and reliable source of electricity for the future.
The Earnest Pruett Center for Technology, our local technical school, is rated the best in Alabama and is located adjacent to the industrial park. Northeast Alabama Community College serves our area and keeps abreast of the changing needs of industry to ensure a prepared and skilled labor force. Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) is the number-one-ranked workforce training program in the United States and continues to successfully screen, recruit, and train workers for new and expanding industries.
We offer a lower cost of doing business than larger metropolitan areas (land, buildings, taxes and wages), and over one million people live within a 50-mile radius.
Jackson County has a cost of living index that is 78% of the US Average, low cost and reliable electricity, three railroads, the Tennessee River and an inland state dock, a designated Enterprise Zone and Federal HUBZone, a very low crime rate, good schools, and affordable housing. Jackson County is a beautiful area nestled among the Cumberland Mountains and the Tennessee River and offers an unsurpassed lifestyle. All of the ingredients necessary for your growth are here in a supportive business environment. Plan for your company's future success by locating in Northeast Alabama in Jackson County! Call us today to arrange for your confidential site visit.