If you’re looking to locate a business in Chambers County, tax incentives and other financial resources may be tools that assists in making the decision. Incentives may be available for new, existing or expanding companies in Chambers County.
In addition to the incentives and resources listed below, the staff at the Chambers County Development Authority will work with each business to pursue any local incentives that may available.
This statewide resource provides workforce training and recruitment programs to help companies locate or expand within Alabama. AIDT’s Total Workforce Delivery System has provided thousands of skilled, motivated employees to Alabama industries since 1971. AIDT offers comprehensive pre-employment selection and training, leadership development, on-the job training, maintenance assessments, and industrial safety assessments and training—many of which are industry-specific. AIDT’s unique workforce selection and training processes have achieved the world’s first ISO 9001:2000 certification for a state-funded workforce training program.
The Alabama Technology Network is a part of the Alabama Community College System and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. ATN’s team of experts help solve the needs of industry and business through innovative, sustainable, cost-effective solutions. ATN can conduct detailed needs assessments, outline potential solutions based on the results, and provide technical assistance to help you solve those problems or identify those who can.
For more information, visit ATN’s website.
Located in nearby Opelika, the technical division of the college is a mere 15 minutes from Chambers County. The Industry Training Center was made possible through a joint venture with Michelin North America. With ongoing programs in electrical engineering, mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics, as well as a laboratory of high-tech Programmable Logic Controllers and Intelligent Motion Control equipment and customized courses for a variety of business needs, the Industry Training Center is poised on the cutting edge of manufacturing and corporate education. It also offers customized courses for companies in virtually any field. The programs are cost-effective and often more economical than in-house training or comparable regional or manufacturer courses.
Counties, municipalities, local industrial development boards or authorities, economic development councils or authorities, airport authorities, port authorities or public corporations or certain state agencies or departments (Grantees) may apply to the State Industrial Development Authority (SIDA) for industrial development grants. Grant funds provided to a Grantee to be used in the preparation of a Project Site may be utilized for (1) preparation of a means of access to the site; (2) provision for adequate drainage of the site to prevent the accumulation of excess natural waters thereon; (3) boundary and topographical surveying, clearing and grubbing, and excavating; (4) the reasonable rehabilitation of buildings and other structures; and (5) other work relative to site preparation deemed necessary or appropriate.
Companies in Chambers County can apply for grants, loans, and other assistance programs available through federal, state, and local government sources. Additional programs are funded by private providers, such as local foundations. Assistance may be available from counties and municipalities to be used for site preparation, infrastructure projects, and project financing. Contact the CCDA staff for more information.
Assistance and credit programs include:
The Chambers County Development Authority is committed to the success of our existing industries.
Kimberly Carter serves as the CCDA’s existing industry liaison. She works with companies to provide a number of resources, including:
Kimberly also works with new families to meet their needs when they move into the community. Services include:
In Chambers County, small business owners are an important part of our community. The CCDA is available to assist these businesses with the information and resources they need to succeed.
Small Business Resources:
Alabama offers different types of statutory tax incentives to new and existing qualifying businesses. In addition to state level incentives, local level incentives may be available for qualifying companies. Contact the CCDA for more information on local incentives.