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Advantages to Relocating Your Business in Alabama Part Four: Strategically Located


A major concern for many businesses, especially product-related industries, is the ability to transport yourself and your material goods.

With its five commercial airports, five interstate highways, five class 1 railroads, deep-water port, and the largest inland waterway systems in the nation, you and your products have a myriad of travel options in Alabama.

On Jan 12, 2013 the multi million expansion of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport will be complete. With so many new flights being added to its current busy schedule, the city opted for a $201 million expansion and modernization project to accommodate the growing demand. In addition to Birmingham, commercial airports are also in Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and Dothan.

The Montgomery area isn’t called The River Region for nothing. Downtown Montgomery lays along the southern bank of the Alabama River, about 6 miles downstream from the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers. The river crosses the richest agricultural and timber districts of the state and railways connect it with the mineral regions of north-central Alabama. Barge transportation serves to keep shipping rates of other modes of transportation, especially rail, depressed, thus helping shippers get their raw materials or products to markets at the best rate available.

The state’s highway system, with the Interstate Highway System at its core, has been and will continue to be, a key factor in the state’s economy health and social well-being. Alabama has five major interstates, five auxiliaries, and plans for four more highways. From Montgomery, it’s a straight shot to Mobile or Birmingham on the main north-south interstate, I-65, and through Auburn on the way to Atlanta, GA on I-85.

Finding viable and competitive travel and shipping in Alabama and the Montgomery area requires very little effort to meet all of your business needs.