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INFRASTRUCTURE

If you need a location with great access to transportation routes and affordable utilities Calhoun County has plenty to offer. Whether by road, rail, air, or pipeline, your goods will reach their markets on time, and our abundance of natural resources will keep your operating costs low.

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GROUND

The county is located directly on Interstate 20, Highway 431, Highway 78, and Highway 21 for easy ground transportation.

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RAIL

The area is also served by 12 motor freight carriers.

  • Norfolk Southern Corporation (a Class I Railroad)

    • provides inbound and outbound rail transportation to approximately 50% of the United States

  • CSX Transportation, Inc.

  • Amtrak

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AIR

  • General Aviation

    •  Anniston Municipal Airport

    • Longest Runway 7,000 feet

    • Runway Lights from dusk to dawn

  • Other Airports

    • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

      • 70 nonstop and direct flights

      • 50 destinations

      • 2 airlines, 5 cargo carriers

  • Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

    • ​30 airlines with direct service to most major cities domestic and international​

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WATER

Port access for water transport is closest to Mobile, Alabama which is approximately 289 miles from Anniston, Alabama. Mobile is the 12th largest port in the U.S. by volume with 54.9 million tons of cargo moving in and out of its terminals in 2012.

UTILITES

  • Electric services for most of the county are provided by Alabama Power Company, a subsidiary of the Southern Company. Other providers of electricity include Alabama Municipal Electric Authority in the northern areas of the county, which services Piedmont and surrounding areas with TVA-supplied power. Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative serves the western portions of Calhoun County around the Ohatchee area with electricity provided through PowerSouth.    

  • Calhoun County has an abundant water supply with excess capacity at many water treatment plants. One of the primary sources of water is the Coldwater Spring. With an average daily flow of 32 million gallons, the spring is widely known for its outstanding water quality. The various municipalities in the county provide water to their cities.                                                                                                                                                                                              

  • Natural gas is supplied to a major portion of the county by Alabama Gas Corporation (Spire). In addition, several of the county’s municipalities supply gas to their cities.

While utility costs in the Calhoun County area may vary depending on the business size and usage, we will work with you to meet your business needs and to achieve the best possible rates for your company. 

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