Why Mobile?

  • 1.2 million people with a median age of 37.2 living within 60 miles
  • Over half the population is in the labor force
  • Low cost of living (93.2 on ACCRA’s 100 point scale)
  • Multi-modal transportation network in the Gulf Coast region
  • Significant medical community including numerous specialized research institutions to serve the U.S. Gulf Coast market
  • Protected from major Gulf Coast storms
  • Top ranking on National Geographic Adventure’s ‘Best Places to Live and Play’ annual list
  • Named the Gulf Coast’s Coastal Aviation Capital for its leadership in advancing the industry
  • Recognized for its ability to recruit foreign investment (The Economist, July 2008) with more than 31 international companies making investments in Mobile
  • Mobile and the state of Alabama have proven to be a leader in the ability to form and sustain partnerships at the local and state level for the betterment of the community
  • Recognized by well-respected economic development journals for landing the top U.S. industrial project, steelmaker ThyssenKrupp
  • Forbes Fastest Growing Metro Areas (2008)
  • Milken Institute’s ‘Best Performing Cities’
  • Well-positioned to succeed in the global marketplace in four key industries: aviation/aerospace, chemical, ship building and high-tech
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