Reasons to believe in Baldwin County

  • In 2013, The State of Alabama was ranked Top State to do Business by Area Development magazine.
  • Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT), has been ranked as the number 1 Statewide workforce development and training organization in the nation.
  • In 2010, Site Selection magazine selected the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance as a Top Group of 2010
  • In 2011, Gulf Shores was selected as one of the “Top Ten Pro Beach Business Communities” by Southern Business and Development magazine
  • In 2011, Baldwin County was designated one of the “Top Ten Best Automotive Assembly Plant Sites in the Southern Auto Corridor” by Southern Business and Development magazine
  • In 2011, Baldwin County was ranked in the top 10 for Most Successful Micropolitan Areas by Site Selection magazine.
  • ThyssenKrupp AG has built a $4.65 billion steel mill in Mobile County with 2,700 employees and an estimated 5,500 indirect jobs in the region
  • Retirement Systems of Alabama has opened the RSA Tower, a $200 million, 35-story building with over 65,000 square feet of Class “A” office space.
  • Airbus will locate its first facility outside of Germany to our region, bringing more than 1,500 to our area.
  • The City of Fairhope was named in the Top 10 for Retirement Cities by CNN Money magazine.
  • The Cities of Daphne and Fairhope were named Top 10 Most Business-Friendly Cities in Alabama by the Alabama Policy Institute in 2013.
  • Fairhope High School named one of the top Best Public Schools in the State of Alabama by US News and World Report in 2013.
  • Builder Magazine ranked the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley MSA as one of the Top 10 Home Building Markets of 2014.
  • Baldwin County has the most AdvantageSites in the State of Alabama with 5.
  • The Daphne-Fairhope-Foley MSA is ranked as the 9th fastest growing MSA in the nation by the U.S. Census Bureau.