The Calhoun County Economic Development Council is your one-stop shop for the resources and guidance that will help you and your business grow and thrive in Calhoun County.

We are committed to providing you with relevant and current information that directly addresses the needs of your business. Discover opportunities for expansion on one of our many greenfield sites or find existing building spaces that suit your needs. Learn more about training programs, financial and tax incentives, infrastructure, and government rules and regulations. Our pro-business environment will help you get things done. We have the land, workforce, and incentives you need today to do business in our community tomorrow.

From beginning to end, your project will be comprehensively assisted by Calhoun County’s dedicated economic development staff who will create customized growth strategies including:

  • Site and location analysis

  • Workforce development strategies

  • Financial incentive facilitation

  • Equal opportunity business development

  • Partner referrals

  • Entrepreneurial / business startup assistance through our business incubator

There are many great reasons why doing business in Calhoun County, Alabama will benefit your business. Here are a few of those reasons:

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    Location

    Directly on I-20 halfway between Atlanta and Birmingham, Calhoun County is well positioned to supply multiple markets.

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    Transportation

    With multiple federal highways offering access in all cardinal directions, a rail line running through the county, and a 7,000 ft. runway, there are multiple ways to get your product to market.

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    Low Cost of Living

    Not only are taxes in Calhoun County and Alabama among the lowest in the nation, Calhoun County also is host to one of the most affordable MSAs in the nation.

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    Abundant Natural Resources

    Aside from a wealth of fresh air, Calhoun County is fortunate to be blessed with an abundance of water, timber, and minerals.

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    Quality Education Systems

    With a variety of public and private schools, a state university, and community college, Calhoun County offers quality education from kindergarten through PhDs.

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    Low Energy Cost

    Alabama has some of the lowest energy costs in the nation, and aside from keeping your place of business operating, these low costs will also benefit your fleet as gasoline and diesel taxes are also among the lowest in the nation.

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    Regional Hub of Quality Healthcare

    Whether it is a life-or-death emergency or a simple health check-up, our hospitals attract patients and doctors from around the region, so you can rest assured that your family and employees are in safe hands.

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    Great Buildings and Sites

    Whether you are looking for picturesque greenfield sites, historic warehouses to suit your corporate image, or prefer to be among potential suppliers within one of our established industrial parks, we have sites and buildings that can suit your needs. We also offer customizable speculative buildings which will allow you to begin production ahead of schedule.

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    Recreational

    Whether you are a sports fan, race fan, cyclist, hunter, golfer, hiker, or anything else, there is something to do for everyone. With world-class outdoor recreation facilities such as Coldwater Mountain Biking Trail, a Robert Trent Jones golf course, the Civilian Marksmanship Park, the Talladega Super Speedway, and a revolving calendar of community events -- you, your family, and your employees will find contentment in the pristine beauty of the Appalachian foothills.

Chairman

  • Larry Deason,

    Chairman, Farmers & Merchants Bank

Officers

  • Julia Segars,

    Vice-Chair, Alabama Power Co.

  • Brian Rosenbalm,

    Treasurer , Calhoun County Engineer

  • Richard “Dick” Anderson,

    Secretary, Huron Valley Steel

Members

  • Brian Woodfin,

    Member of the Board, ABS Office Systems

  • Bill Jackson,

    Member of the Board, Young, Wollstein, Jackson, & Whittington, LLC

  • Debra Foster Abdulhaqq,

    Member of the Board, Quality of Life Health Services

  • James Bennett,

    Member of the Board, Bennett Lumber Co.

  • Harold Washington,

    Member of the Board, Retired

  • John Blue,

    Member of the Board, East Alabama EMS

Contact Us

  • Don Hopper,
    Executive Director
  • Calhoun County Economic Development Council
  • 1330 Quintard Avenue
  • P.O. Box 2283
  • Anniston, Alabama 36202
  • donh@calhounchamber.com
  • Phone: (256) 237-3536
  • Fax: (256) 237-4338

  • Lucas Gockel,
    Research Analyst
  • Calhoun County Economic Development Council
  • 1330 Quintard Avenue
  • P.O. Box 2283
  • Anniston, Alabama 36202
  • lucasg@calhounchamber.com
  • Phone: (256) 237-3536
  • Fax: (256) 237-4338

  • Mary Katherine Ginn,
    Administrative Specialist
  • Calhoun County Economic Development Council
  • 1330 Quintard Avenue
  • P.O. Box 2283
  • Anniston, Alabama 36202
  • mkginn@calhounchamber.com
  • Phone: (256) 237-3536
  • Fax: (256) 237-4338