Helpful Links from ECDI

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Alabama-Based Resources

Key Sites of Interest

ECDI-Sponsored Programs
Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE):www.alabamacommunitiesofexcellence.org
I-85 Corridor Alliance: www.i85corridor.org

Key ECDI Partners
Southern Rural Development Center: http://srdc.msstate.edu
Southern Governors' Association: http://www.southerngovernors.org/


Statewide Economic Development Resources

State Government Entities
Alabama Development Office (ADO): www.alabamausa.org
Divisions: Executive, Recruitment, Trade, Small Business Advocacy, Alabama Film Office, Information Services, Administrative and Technology

Alabama Department of Econ. and Comm. Affairs (ADECA): www.adeca.alabama.gov
Divisions: Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Office of Workforce Development, Enterprise Community Program, Resources for Economic Assistance Programs (REAP)

Department of Industrial Relations (DIR): http://dir.alabama.gov
Divisions: Alabama State Employment Service (https://joblink.alabama.gov/ada/),
Unemployment Compensation (UC), Workers' Compensation (WC), Labor Market Information (LMI) (http://www2.dir.state.al.us/), Mining and Reclamation

Department of Agriculture and Industries: www.agi.state.al.us
Divisions: Executive, Agriculture and Animal Production, Food Safety, Center for Rural Alabama

Department of Revenue, Tax Incentives Division: www.ador.alabama.gov

University-Based Entities
Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI): www.auburn.edu/ecdi
University Center for Economic Development (UCED): www.uced.ua.edu
Center for Business and Economic Development: www.cbed.aum.edu/
Center for Economic Development: www.jsu.edu/ced/
Center for International Business and Economic Development (CIBED): cibed.troy.edu/
University of Alabama Huntsville, Center for Management and Economic Research: www.uahcmer.com

Other State-Wide Entities
Economic Development Association of Alabama (EDAA): www.edaa.org
Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA): www.edpa.org


Local and Regional Economic Development Contacts by County

Autauga County
Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce: www.prattvillechamber.com

Baldwin County
Baldwin Co. Econ. Dev. Alliance: www.baldwineda.com
Eastern Shore Chamber (Daphne, Fairhope, Spanish Fort): www.eschamber.com
City of Gulf Shores: www.cityofgulfshores.org

Barbour County
Eufaula-Barbour Co. Chamber of Commerce: www.eufaulachamber.com
Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission: www.searpdc.org

Bibb County
Bibb County Ind. Dev. Authority (Contact: 205-926-9557)
Bibb County Economic Development Guide: www.aces.edu/counties/Bibb/documents/BibbCoEcoDevGuide.pdf

Blount County
Blount - Oneonta Chamber: www.blountoneontachamber.org
St. Clair-Blount Co. Econ. Dev. Council: www.stclairedc.com

Bullock County
Bullock County Developmnet Authority: www.bullockcountyal.com/

Butler County
Butler Co. Commission for Econ. Dev.: www.bcced.com

Calhoun County
Calhoun Co. Chamber & EDC: www.calhounchamber.com

Chambers County
Ind. Dev. Auth. of Chambers Co.www.chamberscoida.com

Cherokee County
Cherokee Co. Chamber of Commerce: www.cherokee-chamber.org 

Chilton County
Chilton Co. Ind. Dev. Board: www.chiltoncounty.org
City of Clanton: www.clanton.al.us/

Choctaw County
Choctaw County Judge of Probate (Contact: 205-459-2417)
Choctaw County Chamber (Contact: 205-459-3459)
Coastal Gateway EDA: www.cgeda.net

Clarke County
Clarke Co. Econ. Dev. Partnership:www.clarkecountyal.com
City of Thomasville: www.thomasvilleal.com
City of Jackson (Contact: 251-246-2461)
Coastal Gateway EDA: www.cgeda.net

Clay County
Clay County Industrial Dev. Council (Contact: 256-354-9961)
Clay County Chamber of Commerce: www.claycochamber.com

Cleburne County
City of Heflin: www.cityofheflin.org/
Cleburne Co. EIDA: (Contact: 256-231-3754)

Coffee County
Wiregrass Economic Development Corporation: www.wiregrassedc.com/
Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission: www.searpdc.org

Colbert County
Shoals Economic Dev. Authority: www.seda-shoals.com
Shoals Chamber Of Commerce: www.shoalschamber.com
North AL Ind. Dev. Authority: www.naida.com

Conecuh County
Conecuh Co. Econ. Dev. Office: www.evergreenal.org
Coastal Gateway EDA: www.cgeda.net

Coosa County
Lake Martin Area Econ. Dev. Alliance: www.lakemartinalliance.com

Covington County
Covington Co. Econ. Dev. Commission: www.southalabamaed.com
City of Opp: www.cityofopp.com
Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission: www.searpdc.org
Florala Utilities (Contact: 334-858-6722)

Crenshaw County
Crenshaw Co. EIDA: www.crenshawcountyeida.com/

Cullman County
Cullman Econ. Dev. Agency: www.cullmaneda.org
North AL Ind. Dev. Authority: www.naida.com
Cullman County Economic Development: www.co.cullman.al.us

Dale County
City of Ozark: www.ozarkalabama.us
Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission: www.searpdc.org

Dallas County
Selma & Dallas Co. Econ. Dev. Auth.: www.selmaeda.com

Dekalb County
DeKalb Co. Econ. Dev. Authority: www.dekalbeda.com
North AL Ind. Dev. Authority: www.naida.com

Elmore County
Elmore County Econ. Dev. Authority: www.elmoreeda.com
City of Millbrook: www.cityofmillbrook.org

Escambia County
Escambia Co. Ind. Dev. Authority: www.escambiaida.com
Coastal Gateway EDA: www.cgeda.net

Etowah County
Gadsden-Etowah Co. Ind. Dev. Auth.: www.gadsdenida.org
Gadsden Commercial Dev. Authority: www.gadsdencommercial.com

Fayette County
West AL Econ. Dev. Authority: www.westalabamaeda.org

Franklin County
Franklin County Dev. Authority: www.franklineda.com
North AL Ind. Dev. Authority: www.naida.com

Geneva County
Wiregrass Economic Development Corporation: www.wiregrassedc.com/
Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission: www.searpdc.org

Greene County
Greene County Ind. Dev. Board (Contact: 205-372-9769)
West AL Regional Alliance: http://rcced.uwa.edu/

Hale County
Hale County Ind. Dev. Board (Contact: 334-624-8561)
West AL Regional Alliance: http://rcced.uwa.edu/

Henry County
Henry County Econ. Dev. Authority: www.henrycountyal.com
Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission: www.searpdc.org

Houston County
Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce: www.dothan.com
Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission: www.searpdc.org

Jackson County
Jackson Co. Econ. Dev. Authority: www.jacksoncountyeda.org
North AL Ind. Dev. Authority: www.naida.com

Jefferson County
Jefferson Co. Development Authority: www.jeffmet.com/, www.jeffmet.com
Bessemer Development Board: www.bessemer.biz
Department of Community Development, City of Bessemer:
www.bessemercity.com/planning_department.html
Mayor’s Office of Econ. Development: www.informationbirmingham.com
Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce: www.hooverchamber.org

Lamar County
Lamar County: http://www.tuscaloosachamber.com/tuscaloosa/lamar.php

Lauderdale County
Shoals Economic Dev. Authority: www.seda-shoals.com
Shoals Chamber Of Commerce: www.shoalschamber.com
North AL Ind. Dev. Authority: www.naida.com

Lawrence County
Ind. Dev. Board of Lawrence Co.: www.lawrenceidb.com
North AL Ind. Dev. Authority: www.naida.com

Lee County
City of Auburn: www.auburnalabama.org
City of Opelika: www.opelika.org

Limestone County
Limestone Co. Econ. Dev. Association: www.lceda.com
North AL Ind. Dev. Authority: www.naida.com

Lowndes County
Lowndes County Administrator (Contact: 334-548-2331)

Macon County
Town of Shorter / Econ. Dev. Dept: www.shorteralabama.com
City Manager, City of Tuskegee (Contact: 334-720-0515)

Madison County
Huntsville / Madison Co. Chamber: www.HuntsvilleAlabamaUSA.com
Madison County Commission: www.co.madison.al.us
North AL Ind. Dev. Authority: www.naida.com

Marengo County
Demopolis Ind. Dev. Board: www.demopolischamber.com/idb
Marengo County Development Authority (Contact: 334-295-4417)
West AL Regional Alliance: http://rcced.uwa.edu/

Marion County
Guin Industrial Development Board: www.guinidb.org
Community Development Foundation: www.cdfal.org

Marshall County
Marshall Co. Econ. Dev. Council: www.marshallteam.org
City of Guntersville: www.guntersvilleal.org
North AL Ind. Dev. Authority: www.naida.com

Mobile County
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce: www.mobilechamber.com
Greater Mobile Development Corp. (Contact: 251-650-0826)
Citronelle Industrial Development Board: www.citronellechamber.com
Saraland Area Chamber of Commerce: www.saralandcoc.com
City of Prichard: www.thecityofprichard.org

Monroe County
Monroeville Area Chamber: www.monroecountyal.com
Coastal Gateway EDA: www.cgeda.net

Montgomery County
Montgomery Area Chamber: www.choosemontgomery.com

Morgan County
Morgan Co. Econ. Dev. Association: www.mceda.org
North AL Ind. Dev. Authority: www.naida.com

Perry County
Perry County Chamber of Commerce: www.perrycountyalabamachamber.com
West AL Regional Alliance: http://rcced.uwa.edu/

Pickens County
West AL Econ. Dev. Authority: www.westalabamaeda.org
City of Aliceville: www.cityofaliceville.com
Pickens County Ind. Dev. Authority (Contact: 205-367-8149)

Pike County
Pike Co. Econ. Dev. Corp.: www.troy-pike-edc.org
City of Brundidge: www.brundidge.org
Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission: www.searpdc.org

Randolph County
Randolph Co. Ind. Dev. Council (Contact: 334-863-7243)

Russell County
Phenix City–Russell Co. Chamber: www.pc-rcchamber.com

Shelby County
Shelby Co. Econ. & Ind. Dev. Authority: www.sceida.org
Shelby County: www.shelbyal.com

St. Clair County
St. Clair – Blount Co. EDC: www.stclairedc.com

Sumter County
Greene County Ind. Dev. Board (Contact: 205-372-9769)
Sumter Co. Ind. Dev. Board: (Contact: 205-652-9303)
West AL Regional Alliance: http://rcced.uwa.edu/

Talladega County
Talladega Co. Econ. Dev. Authority: www.tceda.com

Tallapoosa County
Lake Martin Area Econ. Dev. Alliance: www.lakemartinalliance.com

Tuscaloosa County
Tuscaloosa Co. Ind. Dev. Authority: www.tcida.com
City of Tuscaloosa: www.tuscaloosa.net

Walker County
Walker Co. Econ. & Ind. Dev. Auth.: www.wceida.com
Jasper Industrial Development Board: www.jaspercity.com/jidb

Washington County
Director of Economic Development, Washington County (at Mobile Chamber, Contact: 800-422-6951)

Wilcox County
Wilcox Co. Chamber of Commerce: www.wilcoxdevcouncil.org
Wilcox County Economic Developer: www.wilcoxcountyalabama.com

Winston County
Ind. Dev. Authority of Winston Co: www.idawinston.org
North AL Ind. Dev. Authority: www.naida.com


Chambers of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA): www.alabamachambers.org
Abbeville Chamber: www.abbevillecoc.com
AL Gulf Coast Chamber: www.alagulfcoastchamber.com
Albertville Chamber: www.cityofalbertville.com
Alex City / Lake Martin Area Chamber: www.alexandercity.org
Aliceville Chamber: www.cityofaliceville.com/ChamberMain.htm
Andalusia Area Chamber: www.andalusiachamber.com
Arab Chamber: www.arab-chamber.org
Ardmore AL / TN Chamber: www.ardmorechamberofcommerce.com
Ashford Area Chamber (Contact: aacc@graceba.net)
Atmore Chamber: www.atmorechamber.com
Auburn Chamber: www.auburnchamber.com
Bayou La Batre Chamber: www.bayoulabatreareachamber.com
Bessemer Area Chamber: www.bessemerchamber.com
Bibb County Chamber: www.bibbchamber.org
Birmingham Regional Chamber: www.birminghamchamber.com
Blount Co./Oneonta Chamber: www.blountoneontachamber.org
Boaz Area Chamber: www.boazchamberofcommerce.com
Bullock Area Chamber (Contact: bcda@ustconline.net)
Calera Chamber: www.calerachamber.org
Calhoun Chamber: www.calhounchamber.com
Center Point Chamber (Contact: bibbco@dbtech.net)
Central Baldwin Chamber: www.cbchamber.org
Chamber of Walker County: www.walkerchamber.us
Chamber of West Alabama: www.tuscaloosachamber.com
Chamber of Gadsden and Etowah Co: www.gadsdenchamber.com
Cherokee County Chamber: www.cherokee-chamber.org
Childersburg Chamber: www.childersburg.com
Chilton County Chamber: www.chiltoncountychamber.com
Choctaw County Chamber: http://alabamachambers.org/members/choctaw-county-chamber-of-commerce/
Citronelle Area Chamber: www.citronellechamber.com
City of Madison Chamber: www.madisonalchamber.com
Clay Area Chamber: www.claycoc.com
Clay County Chamber: www.claycochamber.com
Cleburne County Chamber: http://cleburnecountychamber.com/
Crenshaw County Chamber (Contact: richburg@centurytel.net)
Cullman Area Chamber: www.cullmanchamber.org
Dadeville Area Chamber: http://localbusinessguides.com/chamber/
Daleville Chamber: www.dalevilleal.com
Dauphin Island Chamber:
Decatur / Morgan Co. Chamber: www.dcc.org
Demopolis Area Chamber: www.demopolischamber.com
Dothan Area Chamber: www.dothan.com
Eastern Shore Chamber: www.eschamber.com
East Walker County Chamber (Contact: chee-vee@eastwalkerchamber.org)
Elba Chamber: www.elbaalabama.net
Enterprise Chamber: www.enterprisealabama.com
Eufaula / Barbour Co. Chamber: http://www.eufaulachamber.com/
Eutaw Area Chamber: http://www.eutawchamber.com/
Evergreen / Conecuh Co. Area Chamber (Contact: chamber@evergreenal.com)
Fairfield Chamber (Contact: ronjefferson@bellsouth.net)
Fayette Area Chamber: http://fayetteareachamber.org/
Flomaton-Century Chamber: Volunteer Chamber
Fort Deposit Chamber: Volunteer Chamber
Fort Payne Chamber: www.fortpaynechamber.com
Franklin County Chamber: www.franklincountychamber.org
Gardendale Chamber: www.gardendalechamberofcommerce.com
Gordo Area Chamber: Volunteer Chamber
Grant Chamber: www.grantchamberofcommerce.com
Greater Brewton Area Chamber: www.brewtonchamber.com
Greater Geneva Area Chamber: http://genevaalabama.net
Greater Irondale Chamber: (Contact: caboose500@aol.com)
Greater Jackson County Chamber: www.jacksoncountychamber.com
Greater Limestone County Chamber: www.tourathens.com
Greater Pell City Chamber: www.cityofpellcity.com
Greater Shelby Chamber: www.shelbychamber.org
Greater Talladega Area Chamber: www.talladegachamber.com
Greater Tallassee Area Chamber: www.tallassee.al.us
Greater Valley Area Chamber: www.greatervalleyarea.com
Greenville Area Chamber: www.greenville-alabama.com
Grove Hill Area Chamber: (Contact: 251-275-4188)
Haleyville Area Chamber: www.haleyvillechamber.org
Hamilton Area Chamber: www.cityofhamilton.org
Hartselle Area Chamber: www.hartsellechamber.com
Headland Chamber: www.headlandal.com
Homewood Chamber: www.homewoodchamber.com
Hoover Chamber: www.hooverchamber.org
Hueytown Chamber: www.hueytownchamber.com
Huntsville / Madison Co. Chamber: www.huntsvillealabamausa.com
Jackson Area Chamber: www.jacksonalabama.org
Lake Guntersville Chamber: www.lakeguntersville.org
Lawrence County Chamber: www.lawrencealabama.com
Leeds Area Chamber: www.leedsareachamber.com
Livingston / Sumter Co. Chamber: Volunteer Chamber
Madison, Alabama Chamber of Commerce: www.madisonalchamber.com
Midfield Chamber: www.midfieldchamber.org
Millbrook Area Chamber: www.millbrookareachamber.com
Mobile Area Chamber: http://www.mobilechamber.com
Monroeville Area Chamber: www.monroecountyal.com
Montevallo Chamber: www.montevallocc.org
Montgomery Area Chamber: www.montgomerychamber.com
Moody Area Chamber: www.moodyalchamber.com
Mountain Brook Chamber: https://www.welcometomountainbrook.com/
North Baldwin Chamber: www.northbaldwinchamber.com
Odenville Chamber: (Contact: drsstuvvs@aol.com)
Opelika Chamber: www.opelika.com
Opp & Covington Co. Area Chamber: www.oppchamber.com
Ozark Area Chamber: www.ozarkalchamber.com
Perry County Chamber: www.perrycountyalabamachamber.com
Phenix City / Russell County Chamber: www.pc-rcchamber.com
Pike County Chamber: www.pikecountychamber.net
Prattville Area Chamber: www.prattvillechamber.com
Prichard Area Chamber: Volunteer Chamber
Rainsville Chamber: www.rainsvillealabama.com
Randolph County Chamber: www.randolphcountyal.com
Reform Area Chamber: Volunteer Chamber
Rogersville, Alabama Chamber of Commerce: http://www.rogersvillealabama.com/
Saraland Area Chamber: www.saralandcoc.com
Selma-Dallas County Chamber: www.selmaalabama.com
Shoals Chamber: www.shoalschamber.com
South Baldwin Chamber: www.southbaldwinchamber.com
South Lamar Area Chamber: Volunteer Chamber
South Shelby Chamber: www.southshelbychamber.com
Southwest Alabama Chamber: www.southwestalabamachamber.com
Springville Area Chamber: Volunteer Chamber
Sylacauga Chamber: www.sylacaugachamber.com
Tarrant / Pinson Valley Chamber:(Contact: lkeith@cityoftarrant.com)
Tillman's Corner Chamber: http://www.tillmanscornerchamber.com//
Tri-City Chamber: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tri-Cities-Chamber-of-Commerce/177755135589566
Trussville Area Chamber: www.trussvillechamber.com
Tuskegee Area Chamber: http://www.tuskegeeareachamber.org/
Vernon Chamber: Volunteer Chamber
Vestavia Hills Chamber: http://www.vestaviahills.org/
Wetumpka Area Chamber: www.wetumpkachamber.com
Wilcox Area Chamber: www.wilcoxareachamber.org
Winfield Chamber: www.winfieldcity.org


County Commisions

Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA): www.acca-online.org
Autauga: www.autaugaco.org
Baldwin: www.Commission.co.baldwin.al.us
Barbour (Phone: 334-775-3203)
Bibb (E-mail: markt07@bellsouth.net)
Blount: www.co.blount.al.us
Bullock: http://www.unionspringsalabama.com/
Butler: www.bcced.com
Calhoun: www.calhouncounty.org
Chambers: http://www.chamberscountyal.gov/
Cherokee (Phone: 256-927-3668)
Chilton: www.chiltoncounty.org
Choctaw (Phone: 205-459-2100)
Clarke: www.clarkecountyal.com
Clay (Phone: 256-354-7888)
Cleburne (Phone: 256-463-5655)
Coffee (Phone: 334-894-5556)
Colbert: http://www.colbertcounty.org/
Conecuh (Phone: 251- 578-2095)
Coosa (Phone: 256-377-2420)
Covington: http://www.covcounty.com/
Crenshaw (Phone: 334-335-6568)
Cullman: www.co.cullman.al.us
Dale (E-mail: ehagler@snowhill.com)
Dallas: http://www.dallascounty-al.org/default.aspx?pageID=2
DeKalb: www.dekalbcountyal.us
Elmore: http://elmoreco.org
Escambia: www.co.escambia.al.us
Etowah: http://etowahcounty.org/
Fayette (Phone: 205-932-4510)
Franklin (Phone: 205-932-4510)
Geneva: http://www.genevacounty.us/
Greene (Phone: 205-372-3349)
Hale: (E-mail: judgeaveryhalco@bellsouth.net)
Henry (Phone: 334-585-3257)
Houston: www.houstoncounty.org
Jackson (Phone: 256-574-9280)
Jefferson: www.jeffcointouch.com
Lamar (Phone: 256-574-9280)
Lauderdale: www.lauderdalecountyonline.com
Lawrence (Phone: 256-974-0663)
Lee: www.leeco.us
Limestone: http://www.limestonecounty.net/
Lowndes: (Phone: 256-974-0663)
Macon (Phone: 334-727-5120)
Madison: www.co.madison.al.us
Marengo (E-mail: ken.tucker@weyerhaeuser.com)
Marion: http://marioncountyalabama.org/
Marshall: www.marshallco.org
Mobile: www.mobilecounty.org
Monroe (E-mail: mcolquett@gmail.com)
Montgomery: www.mc-ala.org
Morgan: www.co.morgan.al.us
Perry (Phone: 334-683-2200)
Pickens (Phone: 205-367-2020)
Pike: www.pikecommission.com/commission
Randolph (Phone: 256-357-4933)
Russell (Phone: 334-298-6426)
Shelby: www.shelbycountyalabama.com
St. Clair: www.stclairco.com
Sumter (Phone: 205-652-2731)
Talladega: www.talladegacountyal.org
Tallapoosa: www.tallaco.com
Tuscaloosa: www.tuscco.com
Walker: www.walkercounty.com
Washington: www.washingtoncountyal.com
Wilcox: http://www.wilcoxareachamber.com/
Winston (Phone: 205-489-5026)


County Extension Coordinators

Alabama Cooperative Extension System: www.aces.edu
Autauga: www.aces.edu/counties/Autauga
Baldwin: www.aces.edu/counties/Baldwin
Barbour: www.aces.edu/counties/Barbour
Bibb: www.aces.edu/counties/Bibb
Blount: www.aces.edu/counties/Blount
Bullock: www.aces.edu/counties/Bullock
Butler: www.aces.edu/counties/Butler
Calhoun: www.aces.edu/counties/Calhoun
Chambers: www.aces.edu/counties/Chambers
Cherokee: www.aces.edu/counties/Cherokee
Chilton: www.aces.edu/counties/Chilton
Choctaw: www.aces.edu/counties/Choctaw
Clarke: www.aces.edu/counties/Clarke
Clay: www.aces.edu/counties/Clay
Cleburne: www.aces.edu/counties/Cleburne
Coffee: www.aces.edu/counties/Coffee
Colbert: www.aces.edu/counties/Colbert
Conecuh: www.aces.edu/counties/Conecuh
Coosa: www.aces.edu/counties/Coosa
Covington: http://www.aces.edu/counties/Covington/
Crenshaw: www.aces.edu/counties/Crenshaw
Cullman: www.aces.edu/counties/Cullman
Dale: www.aces.edu/counties/Dale
Dallas: www.aces.edu/counties/Dallas
DeKalb: http://www.aces.edu/counties/DeKalb/
Elmore: www.aces.edu/counties/Elmore
Escambia: www.aces.edu/counties/Escambia
Etowah: www.aces.edu/counties/Etowah
Fayette: www.aces.edu/counties/Fayette
Franklin: www.aces.edu/counties/Franklin
Geneva: www.aces.edu/counties/Geneva
Greene: www.aces.edu/counties/Greene
Hale: www.aces.edu/counties/Hale
Henry: www.aces.edu/counties/Henry
Houston: www.aces.edu/counties/Houston
Jackson: www.aces.edu/counties/Jackson
Jefferson: www.aces.edu/counties/Jefferson
Lamar: www.aces.edu/counties/Lamar
Lauderdale: www.aces.edu/counties/Lauderdale
Lawrence: www.aces.edu/counties/Lawrence
Lee: www.aces.edu/counties/Lee
Limestone: www.aces.edu/counties/Limestone
Lowndes: www.aces.edu/counties/Lowndes
Madison: www.aces.edu/counties/Madison
Marengo: www.aces.edu/counties/Marengo
Marion: www.aces.edu/counties/Marion
Marshall: www.aces.edu/counties/Marshall
Mobile: www.aces.edu/counties/Mobile
Monroe: www.aces.edu/counties/Monroe
Montgomery: www.aces.edu/counties/Montgomery
Morgan: www.aces.edu/counties/Morgan
Perry: www.aces.edu/counties/Perry
Pickens: www.aces.edu/counties/Pickens
Pike: www.aces.edu/counties/Pike
Randolph: www.aces.edu/counties/Randolph
Russell: www.aces.edu/counties/Russell
Shelby: www.aces.edu/counties/Shelby
St. Clair: www.aces.edu/counties/StClair
Sumter: www.aces.edu/counties/Sumter
Talladega: www.aces.edu/counties/Talladega
Tallapoosa: www.aces.edu/counties/Tallapoosa
Tuscaloosa: www.aces.edu/counties/Tuscaloosa
Walker: www.aces.edu/counties/Walker
Washington: www.aces.edu/counties/Washington
Wilcox: www.aces.edu/counties/Wilcox
Winston: www.aces.edu/counties/Winston


Regional Economic Development and Planning Entities

Regional Economic Development Entities
Coastal Gateway Economic Development Authority: www.cgeda.net
I-85 Corridor Alliance: www.i85corridor.org
North Alabama Industrial Development Association: www.naida.com
Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission: www.searpdc.org
West Alabama Economic Development Authority: www.westalabamaeda.org
West Alabama Regional Alliance: http://rcced.uwa.edu

Regional Planning Councils
Alabama Association of Regional Councils (AARC)
: www.alarc.org

  1. Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments (NACOLG): nacolg.com
  2. West Alabama Regional Commission (WARC): www.warc.info/
  3. Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB): www.rpcgb.org
  4. East Alabama RPDC (EARPDC): www.earpdc.org
  5. South Central Alabama Development Commission (SCADC): http://scadc.net/
  6. Alabama-Tombigbee Regional Commission (ATRC): http://www.atrcregion6.com/
  7. Southeast Alabama RPDC (SEARPDC): www.sanman.net/searpdc/searpdc.htm
  8. South Alabama Regional Planning Commission (SARPC): www.sarpc.org
  9. Central Alabama RPDC (CARPDC): www.carpdc.com
  10. Lee-Russell Council of Governments (LRCOG): www.lrcog.com
  11. North Central Alabama Reg. Council of Govts. (NARCOG): www.narcog.org
  12. Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments (TARCOG): www.tarcog.org

Energy Utilities

Electric Utility Companies
Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA): www.amea.com
Alabama Power Company: http://www.amazingalabama.com
Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives (AREA): www.areapower.com
Energy South, Inc.: http://www.energyservicessouth.com/
Powersouth Energy Cooperative: www.powersouth.com
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA): www.tva.gov, http://TVAsites.com

Gas Utility Companies
Alabama Gas Corporation (ALAGASCO): www.alagasco.com
Southeast Alabama Gas District (SEAGD): www.seagd.net


Alabama Municipal Governments

Alabama League of Municipalities: www.alalm.org

City of Abbeville: www.cityofabbeville.org
City of Alabaster: www.cityofalabaster.com
City of Albertville: www.cityofalbertville.com
City of Alexander City: www.alexandercity.org
City of Aliceville: http://www.cityofaliceville.org/
City of Andalusia: www.cityofandalusia.com
City of Anniston: http://www.annistonal.gov/
City of Arab: www.arabcity.org
City of Ashland: www.cityofashland.net
City of Athens: www.athensal.us
City of Attalla: www.ircusa.com/attalla/index.shtml
City of Auburn: www.auburnalabama.org
Town of Baileyton: http://www.co.cullman.al.us/municipalities/baileyton.html
City of Bay Minette: http://www.cityofbayminette.org/
City of Bayou La Batre: www.gulfinfo.com/bayoulabatre
Town of Beatrice: http://eagle382.tripod.com
City of Birmingham: www.informationbirmingham.com
City of Boaz: www.cityofboaz.org
Town of Brantley: www.townofbrantley.com
Town of Brookwood: www.brookwoodalabama.com
City of Brundidge: www.brundidge.org
Town of Burnt Corn: www.burntcorn.com
City of Calera: www.cityofcalera.org
Town of Cedar Bluff: www.cedarbluff-al.org
City of Chickasaw: www.cityofchickasaw.org
City of Childersburg: www.childersburg.org
Citronelle: http://cityofcitronelle.com/
City of Clanton: www.clanton.al.us
Town of Collinsville: www.collinsvillealabama.net
City of Columbiana: www.cityofcolumbiana.com
Town of Crossville: www.crossvillealabama.com
City of Cullman: www.cullmancity.org
Daleville: www.dalevilleal.com
City of Daphne: www.daphneal.com
Town of Dauphin Island: www.townofdauphinisland.org
City of Decatur: www.digitaldecatur.com
Town of Delmar: http://www.townofdelmar.us/index.cfm
City of Demopolis: www.demopolisal.gov
City of Dothan: www.dothan.org
Town of Dozier: http://home.centurytel.net/dozier
City of Elba: www.elbaalabama.net
City of Enterprise: www.cityofenterprise.net
City of Fairhope: www.cofairhope.com
City of Florence: www.ci.florence.al.us
City of Foley: www.cityoffoley.org
Town of Fort Deposit: www.fortdeposit.info
City of Fort Payne: http://www.fortpayne.org/
City of Fultondale: www.cityoffultondale.com
City of Gadsden: www.cityofgadsden.com
City of Greenville: www.greenville-alabama.com
City of Guin: www.guinal.org
City of Gulf Shores: www.cityofgulfshores.org
City of Guntersville: www.guntersvilleal.org
City of Haleyville: http://www.haleyvillechamber.org/
City of Haleyville: www.cityofhamilton.org
City of Hartselle: www.hartselle.org
City of Helena: www.cityofhelena.org
City of Homewood: www.homewoodal.net
City of Hoover: www.hooveral.org
City of Hueytown: http://www.hueytown.com/
City of Huntsville: www.hsvcity.com
City of Irondale: www.cityofirondale.org
City of Jacksonville: www.jacksonville-al.org
City of Jasper: www.jaspercity.com
City of Lanett: www.cityoflanett.com
City of Linden: www.lindenalabama.net
City of Leeds: www.leedsalabama.com
Town of Lillian: www.lillian.org
City of Livingston: www.ci.livingston.al.us
Town of Loxley: www.townofloxley.org
City of Luverne: www.luverne.org
City of Madison: www.madisonal.gov
City of Marion: www.marionalabama.org
City of Midfield: www.cityofmidfield.com
City of Millbrook: www.cityofmillbrook.org
City of Mobile: www.cityofmobile.org
City of Monroeville: www.monroecountyal.com
City of Montevallo: www.cityofmontevallo.com
City of Montgomery: www.montgomeryal.gov
City of Moulton: http://cityofmoultonal.com/
City of Mountain Brook: www.mtnbrook.org
City of Muscle Shoals: www.cityofmuscleshoals.com
Town of Natural Bridge: http://www.naturalbridgeala.com/
City of Northport: www.cityofnorthport.org
Town of Oak Hill: http://www.oakhillal.com/
City of Oneonta: http://www.cityofoneonta.us/
City of Opelika: www.opelika.org
City of Opp: www.cityofopp.com
City of Orange Beach: www.cityoforangebeach.com
City of Ozark: www.ozarkalabama.us/ozark
City of Pelham: www.pelhamonline.com
City of Pell City: www.cityofpellcity.com
City of Phenix City: www.phenixcityal.us
Piedmont: www.piedmontcity.org
Town of Pollard: www.alabama-net.com/pollard
City of Prattville: www.prattville.com
City of Rainsville: www.rainsvillealabama.com
Town of Rogersville: www.rogersvillealabama.org
City of Saraland: www.saraland.org
Town of Sardis City: www.sardiscity.com
City of Satsuma: www.cityofsatsuma.com
City of Scottsboro: www.cityofscottsboro.com
City of Selma: http://www.selma-al.gov/
City of Sheffield: www.sheffieldalabama.org
Town of Shorter: www.shorteralabama.com
City of Southside: www.cityofsouthside.com
City of Spanish Fort: cityofspanishfort.com
City of Sulligent: http://www.sulligent.siteblast.com/
City of Sylacauga: www.sylacauga.net
City of Talladega: www.talladega.com
City of Tallassee: www.tallassee.al.us
City of Thomasville: www.thomasvilleal.com
City of Troy: www.troyalabama.com
City of Trussville: www.trussville.org
City of Tuscaloosa: http://www.tuscaloosa.com/
City of Tuscumbia: www.cityoftuscumbia.org
City of Tuskegee: http://www.tuskegeealabama.gov/
City of Union Springs: www.unionspringsalabama.com
City of Uniontown: www.uniontownal.org
Town of Vance: www.vanceusa.com
City of Valley: www.cityofvalley.com
City of Valley Grande: www.cityofvalleygrande.com
Town of Vernon: http://www.mtvernonal.com/
City of Vestavia Hills: www.vestaviahills.net
City of Wetumpka: www.cityofwetumpka.com
City of Winfield: www.winfieldcity.org
Town of Woodville: http://www.jacksoncountyal.com/towns.html


Community Planning and Design

General Community Planning and Design
Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE):www.alabamacommunitiesofexcellence.org
American Planning Association-Alabama Chapter (AAPA): www.alaapa.org
Alabama Planning Institute: http://alabamaplanning.org/professional-development/alabama-planning-institute/
Auburn University Center for Architecture and Urban Studies (Urban Studio): http://apps.cadc.auburn.edu/urban-studio/
Design Alabama, Inc.: www.designalabama.org
Economic Development Administration Planning & Technical Assistance: www.eda.gov
Your Town Alabama: www.yourtownalabama.org

Geographic and Geological Resources
Alabama Maps: http://alabamamaps.ua.edu
National Spatial Data Infrastructure: http://www.fgdc.gov/nsdi/nsdi.html
Geological Survey of Alabama (GSA): www.gsa.state.al.us

USGS Geologic Info about the Southeastern States: www.usgs.gov
Water Science Center – Montgomery: http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/al_water
National Spatial Data Infrastructure Partnership Office (Liaison for: AL, FL, GA, MS, PR, VI, Gulf Coast, Phone: 850-942-9500 x3034)
USGS Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
(Phone: 334-844-4796)


Cultural Heritage

Arts and Culture
Alabama Arts Radio Series: www.arts.state.al.us/actc/1/radioseries.html
Alabama Booksmith: www.alabamabooksmith.com
Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF): http://www.alabamahumanities.org/
Alabama Rural Heritage Foundation & Center: http://www.ruralheritagecenter.com/
Alabama State Council of the Arts (ASCA): www.arts.state.al.us
Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities: www.auburn.edu/cah

Historic Preservation
Alabama Historical Commission: www.preserveala.org
Alabama Main Street Program: www.preserveala.org
Alabama Preservation Alliance: www.alabamapreservation.org


Economic Research and Information

Applied Research in Economic Development
Alabama Development Office (ADO): www.alabamausa.org
Center for Economic Development: http://www.jsu.edu/ced/
Center for Intl. Business and Econ. Dev. (CIBED): http://cibed.troy.edu
Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA): www.edpa.org
Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI): www.auburn.edu/ecdi
Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA): http://parca.samford.edu

Available Sites and Buildings
Alabama Power Company: www.amazingalabama.com
Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA): www.edpa.org
North Alabama Industrial Development Association: www.naida.com
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA): www.tva.gov, http://TVAsites.com

Community/ Regional Economic Profiles
Alabama Power Company: www.amazingalabama.com
Center for Economic Development: http://www.jsu.edu/ced/
Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI): www.auburn.edu/ecdi
Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA): www.edpa.org
North Alabama Industrial Development Association: www.naida.com
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA): www.tva.gov, http://TVAsites.com
US City & Town Links - Alabama: http://www.citytown.info/Alabama.htm

Demographic Research and Information
Alabama Power Company: www.amazingalabama.com
Alabama State Data Center (ASDC): http://asdc.cba.ua.edu/
Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER): http://cber.cba.ua.edu
Center for Demographic Research (CDR): www.demographics.aum.edu
Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI): www.auburn.edu/ecdi
North Alabama Industrial Development Association: www.naida.com
US Census Bureau Homepage: www.census.gov

Economic Forecast Analysis
Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI): www.auburn.edu/ecdi
Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER): http://cber.cba.ua.edu

Economic Impact Analysis
Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER): http://cber.cba.ua.edu
Center for Economic Development: www.jsu.edu/depart/ced
Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI): www.auburn.edu/ecdi

News Updates- Economic Development
Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA): www.edpa.org

Workforce Date and Labor Market Information
Alabama Department of Industrial Relations (ADIR): http://dir.alabama.gov
Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT): www.aidt.edu
Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA): www.edpa.org


Education and Workforce Development

K-12
Alabama State Department of Education: www.alsde.edu
Alabama Schools Online: www.legislature.state.al.us
A-Plus Research Foundation: www.aplusala.org
Alabama Association of School Boards: www.alabamaschoolboards.org
Alabama Education Association, Inc.: www.myaea.org
Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS): www.clasleaders.org

Post-Secondary
Alabama College System: www.acs.cc.al.us
Alabama Commission on Higher Education: www.ache.state.al.us
Alabama Institute for Manufacturing Excellence: www.aime.ua.edu

Workforce Development
Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT): www.aidt.edu
Alabama JobLink: https://joblink.alabama.gov/ada
Office of Workforce Development: www.owd.alabama.gov

Alabama Technology Network (ATN): www.atn.org/
Central Alabama Community College (Alexander City): www.cacc.edu
Auburn University (ATN-AU, ATAC; Auburn):www.auburnworks.org
Jefferson State CC (Birmingham): http://www.jeffstateonline.com/
Jefferson Davis Community College (Brewton): http://www.jdcc.edu/mainindex.php
Wallace Community College – Sparks (Eufaula): https://www.wallace.edu/
Gadsden State Community College (Gadsden): http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/
University of Alabama – Huntsville (ATN-UAH): http://www.uah.edu/index.php
Bevill State Community College – Jasper: https://www.bscc.edu/
Northwest-Shoals CC (Muscle Shoals): www.seda-shoals.com/Business_Climate/Training
Alabama Southern Community College (Thomasville): www.chamberorganizer.com/monroecounty/mem_82597103
University of Alabama (AL Productivity Ctr., ATN-UA; Tuscaloosa): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alabama-Productivity-Center/193806827336874
Northeast Alabama Community College (Rainsville):www.nacc.edu/ATN/default.htm


Environmental and Natural Resources

Resource Conservation and Development

Alabama Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils
(E-mail: linda.mcgraw@as.usda.gov)
Alabama’s Mountains Rivers and Valleys RC&D: http://www.amrvrcd.com/
Ala-Tom RC&D (Phone: 334-636-0120)
Cawaco RC&D: http://www.cawaco.org/
Coosa Valley RC&D (Phone: 256-835-0774)
Gulf Coast RC&D: http://www.gulfcoastrcd.org/
Mid-South RC&D (Phone: 334-244-6903 ext. 137)
Northwest Alabama RC&D (Phone: 256-383-1446)
Tombigbee RC&D (Phone: 205-759-1649)
Wiregrass RC&D: http://www.wiregrassrcd.com/

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: www.dcnr.state.al.us
Alabama Natural Resources Council: http://www.aces.edu/forestry/anrc/
Alabama's Forever Wild Program and Natural Resources State Lands Division: www.outdooralabama.com
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA): www.tva.gov, http://TVAsites.com
The Nature Conservancy of Alabama: www.nature.org
USDA Forest Service - Natural Forests in Alabama: www.fs.fed.us/r8/alabama
USDA National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS): www.nrcs.usda.gov

Water-Specific Resources
Alabama Clean Water Partnership: www.cleanwaterpartnership.org
Alabama Water Resources Research Institute (AWRRI): http://awrri.auburn.edu
Alabama Water Watch (AWW): www.aces.edu/dept/fisheries/aww/aww/index.php

Environmental Management and Protection
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM): ww.adem.state.al.us
US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District: www.sam.usace.army.mil
US Environmental Protection Agency (Region 4) Office Of Environmental Assessment, Environmental Accountability Division: www.epa.gov/region4


Funding and Financing

Alabama Association of Regional Councils (AARC): www.alarc.org

  1. Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments (NACOLG): nacolg.com
  2. West Alabama Regional Commission (WARC): www.warc.info
  3. Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB): www.rpcgb.org
  4. East Alabama RPDC (EARPDC): www.earpdc.org
  5. South Central Alabama Development Commission (SCADC): http://scadc.net/
  6. Alabama-Tombigbee Regional Commission (ATRC): http://www.atrcregion6.com/
  7. Southeast Alabama RPDC (SEARPDC): www.sanman.net/searpdc/searpdc.htm
  8. South Alabama Regional Planning Commission (SARPC): www.sarpc.org
  9. Central Alabama RPDC (CARPDC): www.carpdc.com
  10. Lee-Russell Council of Governments (LRCOG): www.lrcog.com
  11. North Central Alabama Reg. Council of Govts. (NARCOG): www.narcog.org
  12. Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments (TARCOG): www.tarcog.org

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs: www.adeca.alabama.gov
Alabama Department of Revenue, Tax Incentives Division: www.ador.alabama.gov
Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT): https://www.dot.state.al.us/
Alabama Historical Commission: www.preserveala.org
Alabama Housing Finance Authority (AHFA): www.ahfa.com
ALACOM Finance: www.alacom.com
Economic Community and Development Institute (ECDI): www.auburn.edu/ecdi
Economic Development Administration (EDA), Planning and Technical Assistance: www.eda.gov
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (AL Field Office): www.hud.gov/local
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs): www.asbdc.org
Southern Development Council, Inc.: (SDC): www.sdcinc.org
USDA Rural Development Alabama State Office: www.rurdev.usda.gov/al


Healthcare

General Healthcare Resources
Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH): www.adph.org
Alabama Hospital Association (ALAHA): www.alaha.org
Alabama Primary Healthcare Association (APHCA): www.alphca.com
Alabama State Health Facts (Kaiser Family Foundation): www.statehealthfacts.org
Alabama State Health Planning and Development Agency: www.shpda.alabama.gov

Rural Healthcare Resources
Alabama Medical Education Consortium: www.amec.uwa.edu
Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health: www.adph.org/ruralhealth
Alabama Rural Health Association (ARHA): www.arhaonline.org
Alabama Southern Rural Access Program (ASRAP): www.arhaonline.org
Black Belt Eye Care Consortium: http://blackbeltaction.alabama.gov/
Rural Alabama Health Alliance:www.bama.ua.edu/~ruralmed/RAHAoverview.html
Rural Alabama Area Health Education Center (AHEC): http://bama.ua.edu/~ruralmed/RuralAlabamaAHEC.html
Rural Health Programs, Department of Community and Rural Medicine, University of Alabama: http://cchs.ua.edu/crm/rural-health-programs/

Housing

Alabama Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities: www.aahra.org
Alabama Housing Finance Authority (AHFA): www.ahfa.com

Habitat for Humanity Affiliates
Alabama Association of Habitat Affiliates (AAHA): www.alabamahabitat.org
Alex City HFH: www.habitat.org
HFH of Calhoun County (Anniston): www.habitat.org
Athens/ Limestone County HFH: www.local.habitat.org/usalathenslimestone
Greater Brewton HFH: http://www.habitat.org/
HFH of Chilton Co, Inc. (Clanton): www.habitat.org
HFH of Cullman County: www.habitat.org
HFH of Morgan County (Decatur): www.morganhabitat.org
Demopolis Area HFH, Inc.: www.habitat.org
Wiregrass HFH (Dothan): www.wiregrasshabitat.org
HFH of Coffee Co (Enterprise): www.habitat.org
Barbour County HFH (Eufaula): www.habitat.org
Greater Birmingham HFH (Fairfield): www.habitatbirmingham.org
Shoals HFH (Florence): www.habitat.org
HFH of Baldwin County (Foley): www.baldwinhabitat.org
HFH of Marion County (Guin): http://mchabitat.org/
HFH of Marshall Co (Guntersville): www.habitat.org
HFH of Madison County (Huntsville): www.hfhmc.org
HFH in Mobile County: http://www.habitatswalabama.org/
Montgomery HFH: http://www.habitatmontal.org/
Lawrence Co Inc. HFH (Moulton): www.local.habitat.org/lawrencectyal
HFH of Tuscaloosa (Northport): http://habitattuscaloosa.org/
Lee County HFH (Opelika): www.habitat.org
Pell City HFH: www.habitat.org
HFH of Russell (Phenix City): http://www.habitatrussellcounty.org/
Autauga County HFH (Prattville): www.autaugahabitat.org
Gadsden-Etowah HFH (Rainbow City): www.local.habitat.org/gadsden
HFH of Jackson County (Scottsboro): www.local.habitat.org/jacksonal
Selma HFH: www.selmahabitat.org
Sylacauga Area HFH: www.habitat.org
Troy-Pike HFH: www.troypikehabitat.com
Macon County HFH (Tuskegee): www.local.habitat.org/tuskegee
Three Rivers HFH (Wetumpka): www.habitat.org

NeighborWorks: www.nw.org/network/home.asp
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (AL Field Office): www.hud.gov/local
USDA Rural Development Alabama State Office: www.rurdev.usda.gov/al
Volunteers of America Southeast:www.voase.org


Industry Sectors

Aerospace
Alabama Aerospace Industry Association (AAIA): www.alabamaaerospace.org
Alabama Aerospace Teachers’ Association (AATA): www.aata.net
Aviation Council of Alabama: www.aviationcouncilofalabama.org
National Space Science and Technology Center: http://www.nsstc.org/

Agriculture
Alabama Agriculture Experiment Stations (AAES): www.aaes.auburn.edu
Alabama Agricultural Statistics Homepage: www.nass.usda.gov
Alabama Cooperative Extension System: www.aces.edu
Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries: www.agi.state.al.us
Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA): www.alfafarmers.org
Alabama’s Farmer’s Market Authority: www.fma.state.al.us
AL Small Farm Rural Econ. Dev. Ctr.: http://www.tuskegee.edu/academics/colleges/caens/outreach_programs/alabama_small_farm_rural_economic_development_center.aspx

Architecture
Board for Registration of Architects: www.boa.alabama.gov
Alabama Council for American Institute of Architects: http://www.aiaalabama.org/
Alabama Architectural Foundation (AAF): http://www.aiaalabama.org/foundation.html

Automotive
Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association: http://aama.memberclicks.net/

Biotechnology
Alabama Partnership for Biotechnology Research: www.alpbr.org
Biotechnology Association of Alabama (BAA): www.bioalabama.com
Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology (HAIB): www.hudsonalpha.org

Construction
Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors: www.genconbd.state.al.us
Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board: www.hblb.state.al.us
Building Commission: www.bc.state.al.us

Engineering
State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors: http://www.bels.alabama.gov/

Environmental
Alabama Onsite Wastewater Board (AOWB): www.aowb.state.al.us
Auburn University Environmental Institute (AUEI): http://auei.auburn.edu

Film
Alabama Film Office: www.alabamafilm.org
Birmingham-Jefferson Film Office: www.filmbirmingham.org
Mobile Film Office: www.mobilefilmoffice.com

Information Technology
Alabama Information Technology Association (AITA): http://www.netcentric-tech.com/aita.htm

Retail
Alabama Retail Association (ARA): www.alabamaretail.org

Wood and Forest Products
Alabama Center for Advanced Woodworking Technology (ACAWT): www.acawt.org
Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering (AC-PABE): www.eng.auburn.edu/center/pnp/pnp.htm
Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC): www.forestry.alabama.gov
Forest Products Development Center: www.forestry.auburn.edu
Center for Forest Sustainability (CFS): www.auburn.edu/academic/forestry_wildlife/ctr_forest_sustainability
Southern Forest Nursery Management Cooperative: https://nurserycoop.auburn.edu/


Infrastructure and Utilities

Electric Utility Companies
Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA): www.amea.com
Alabama Power Company: http://www.amazingalabama.com
Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives (AREA): www.areapower.com
Energy South, Inc.: http://www.energyservicessouth.com/
Powersouth Energy Cooperative: www.powersouth.com
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA): www.tva.gov, http://TVAsites.com

Gas Utility Companies
Alabama Gas Corporation (ALAGASCO): www.alagasco.com
Southeast Alabama Gas District (SEAGD): www.seagd.net

Rural Utilities
Alabama Rural Water Association: www.alruralwater.com
USDA Rural Development Alabama State Office: www.rurdev.usda.gov/al

Telecommunications
AT&T: www.att.com

Transportation

Air
Auburn-Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport: www.auoairport.com
Birmingham International Airport: www.flybirmingham.com
Columbus Georgia Airport Authority: www.flycolumbusga.com
Dothan Regional Airport: www.flydothan.com
Mobile Regional Airport: www.mobairport.com
Montgomery Airport Authority: www.montgomeryairport.org
Northwest Alabama Regional Airport: www.flytheshoals.com
Port of Huntsville: http://hsvairport.org

Highway
Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT): https://www.dot.state.al.us/

Rail
BNSF Railway: http://bnsf.com
CG Railway, Inc.: www.cgrailway.com
CSX Transportation: http://www.csx.com/
Kansas City Southern Rail Network: http://www.kcsouthern.com/en-us/Pages/Default.aspx
Norfolk Southern Corporation: www.nscorp.com

Water
Alabama State Port Authority: www.asdd.com
Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority: www.tenntom.org


International Trade and Development

General International Trade Resources
Alabama International Trade Center (AITC): www.aitc.ua.edu
Alabama World Trade Association (AWTA): http://aitc.ua.edu/

Foreign-Trade Zones
Mobile Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation #82: www.ftzcorp.com
Huntsville Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation #83: www.ftz83.com
Birmingham Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation #98: www.informationbirmingham.com
Montgomery Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation #222: www.ftzcorp.com
Dothan-Houston Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation #233: www.ftzcorp.com

US Commercial Service, US Department of Commerce - Birmingham: www.export.gov, www.trade.gov, www.buyusa.gov/alabama

Regional International Trade Resources
North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA): www.naita.org

International Trade Resources- Germany
Alabama Germany Partnership: www.alabamagermany.org

International Trade Resources- India
Alabama India Business Partnerships (AIBP): www.aibp.us

International Trade Resources- Japan
Japan-America Society of Alabama (JASA): www.jasaweb.net
Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO)- Atlanta: www.jetro.org


Leadership Development

Statewide Leadership Programs
Alabama Community Leadership Network (ACLN): www.acln.info
Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE): www.alabamacommunitiesofexcellence.org
Leadership Alabama: http://www.leadershipal.org

Local/Regional Youth Leadership Programs (by County)
Youth Leadership Autauga County: www.aces.edu/counties/Autauga/youthleadership.php
Bibb County Youth Leadership: www.aces.edu/counties/Bibb/LeadershipBibb2009.php
Blount County 4-H Youth Leadership Program: www.aces.edu/blount
Youth Leadership Bullock County: www.aces.edu/bullock
Youth Leadership Calhoun County: http://www.calhounchamber.com/programs/chamber-programs-youth-leadership-calhoun-county
Youth Leadership Clarke County: http://www.clarkecountyal.com/leadership.htm
Youth Leadership Shoals (Colbert): www.shoalschamber.com/learn/youth_leader_programs.html
Conecuh County Youth Leadership: www.aces.edu/conecuh
Youth Leadership Cullman County: www.cullmanchamber.org
Youth Leadership Selma-Dallas County: leadership.selmaalabama.com
Franklin County Junior Leadership:
Youth Leadership Dothan (Houston County):
Youth Leadership Atmore (Escambia): www.frontiernet.net/~atmoreal/youth.htm
Youth Leadership Lawrence: www.lawrencealabama.com
Youth Leadership Academy (Lee County): http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/acln/documents/Alabama%27s%20Youth%20Leadership%20Programs%202012.pdf
Youth Leadership Limestone County: www.tourathens.com
Limestone County Youth Leadership & Career Development: www.aces.edu//Limestone/4-H/documents/VolunteerNewsletters3.pdf
Youth Leadership Lowndes County
Challenge Huntsville / Madison County: http://www.leadershiphsv.org/
Youth Lead (Marengo County)
Marshall County Leadership Challenge: www.marshallcountyleadership.com
Youth Leadership Mobile: www.leadershipmobile.org
Monroe County Youth Leadership: www.aces.edu/monroe
Edge Student Leadership (Decatur-Morgan County): www.dcc.org/default.aspx?id=32
Youth Leadership Perry County: www.aces.edu/perry
Youth Leadership Shelby County: http://leadershipshelbycounty.com/
Junior Leadership Lake Martin (Tallapoosa):
Youth Leadership Walker County: www.wchnh.org
Youth Leadership Washington:
Youth Leadership Wilcox:

Local/Regional Adult Leadership Programs (by County)
Autauga County: www.aces.edu/counties/Autauga
Leadership Baldwin County: www.leadershipbaldwincounty.com
Leadership Barbour County: http://www.eufaulachamber.com/chamber/leadership-barbour
Leadership Bibb County: www.aces.edu/counties/Bibb/LeadershipBibb2009.php
Leadership Blount County: www.blountoneontachamber.com
Leadership Calhoun County: http://www.calhounchamber.com/programs/chamber-programs-leadership-calhoun-county
Greater Valley Project Leadership (Chambers): www.cityofvalley.com
Leadership Cherokee County: http://www.cherokeechamber.org/about/leadership-cherokee/
Chilton Leadership: http://www.aces.edu/counties/Chilton/leadership.php
Leadership Choctaw: www.aces.edu/choctaw
Leadership Clarke County: www.clarkecountyal.com/leadership.htm
Leadership Cleburne County: www.aces.edu/cleburne
Leadership Shoals (Colbert): www.shoalschamber.com/learn/leader_programs.html
Leadership Cullman County: www.cullmanec.com
Leadership Selma-Dallas County: http://leadership.selmaalabama.com
Leadership Dekalb, Inc.:
Leadership Elmore County: www.leadershipelmorecounty.com
Leadership Atmore (Escambia): www.frontiernet.net/~atmoreal/lead.htm
Leadership Brewton (Escambia): www.brewtonchamber.com
Leadership Etowah: www.gadsdenchamber.com
Fayette County Leadership:
Leadership Greene County:
Enhancement of Henry County Leadership & Workforce Development:
Leadership Dothan (Houston):
Leadership Jackson County:
Leadership Birmingham (Jefferson): www.leadershipbirmingham.org
Leadership Lawrence: www.lawrencealabama.com
Leadership Lee County:
Leadership Lowndes County:
Leadership Macon County:
Leadership Huntsville-Madison County: www.leadershiphsv.org
Leadership Marengo: www.demopolischamber.com
Marshall County Leadership Challenge: www.marshallcountyleadership.com
Leadership Mobile (Mobile): www.leadershipmobile.org
Leadership Prichard (Mobile): www.thecityofprichard.org/leadershipoverview.html
Monroe County Leadership Now:
Leadership Montgomery (Montgomery): www.leadershipmontgomery.org
Leaders for Pike Road (Montgomery)
Decatur-Morgan County Leadership Programs: www.dcc.org/default.aspx?id=32
Leadership Perry County: www.aces.edu/perry
Leadership Pickens County
Leadership Randolph County: www.aces.edu/randolph
Phenix City/Russell County Leadership: www.pc-rcchamber.com
Leadership St. Clair County:
Leadership Shelby County: www.leadershipshelbycounty.com
Leadership Sylacauga (Talladega): www.sylacauga.net
Leadership Talladega (Talladega): www.talladegachamber.com
Leadership Childersburg (Talladega): www.childersburg.com
Leadership Lake Martin (Tallapoosa): www.alexandercity.org
Leadership Tuscaloosa County: www.leadershiptuscaloosa.com
Leadership Walker County: www.walkerchamber.us
Leadership Washington County: www.wchnh.org
Leadership Wilcox:
Leadership Haleyville (Winston): www.haleyvillechamber.org


Poverty-Focused Resources

Alabama Arise: www.arisecitizens.org, www.alarise.org
Alabama Child Caring Foundation (ACCF): http://jeffersoncountychildren.org/resourceDirectory/?companyID=4
Alabama Civil Justice Foundation: www.acjf.org
Alabama Poverty Project (APP): www.alabamapoverty.org
Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise: www.acrecdc.com

Community Action Association of Alabama: www.caaalabama.org
Alabama Council of Human Relations (Auburn): www.achr.com
Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa Community Action Committee:
CAA of Baldwin, Escambia, Clarke, Monroe, & Conecuh Counties: www.caaofbecmcc.org
CAA of Huntsville/Madison & Limestone Counties: www.caa-htsval.org
CAA of Northeast Alabama:
CAA of Northwest Alabama: www.caanw.org
CAA of Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun & Cleburne Counties
Community Action Partnership of North Alabama: http://northalabamacommunities.org
Community Service Program of West Alabama: www.cspwal.com
Dallas-Selma Community Action & Community Development Corporation:
Eleventh Area of Alabama Opportunity Action Committee:
Elmore-Autauga Community Action Committee:
Etowah County Community Services Program:
Human Resources Development Corporation (Enterprise)
Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity: www.jcceo.org
Macon-Russell Community Action Agency:
Marion-Winston Counties Community Action Committee:
Mobile Community Action Agency: www.mcamobile.org
Montgomery Community Action Agency
Organized Community Action Program: www.ocaptroy.com
Pickens Community Action & Development Corporation:
Walker County Community Action Agency:

Southern Poverty Law Center: www.splcenter.org
VOICES for Alabama’s Children: www.alavoices.org


Rural Development

Alabama Community Leadership Network (ACLN): www.acln.info
Alabama Rural Water Association: www.alruralwater.com
Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise: www.acrecdc.com
Black Belt Action Commission: http://blackbeltaction.alabama.gov
Black Belt Community Foundation: www.blackbeltfound.org/
"The Black Belt: Alabama's Third World," Birmingham News Special Report, 2002: www.al.com/specialreport/birminghamnews/?blackbelt.html
Center for Rural Alabama (Contact: larry.lee@agi.alabama.gov)
Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI): www.auburn.edu/ecdi
USDA Rural Development Alabama State Office: www.rurdev.usda.gov/al


Small Business Development

General Small Business Development Resources
Alabama Small Business Development Consortium (ASBDC): www.asbdc.org
Central Alabama Women’s Business Center (CAWBC): www.cawbc.org

SCORE: www.score.org

SCORE Locations in Alabama:
North Alabama Chapter #0084 (UAB Small Business Development Center): www.uab.edu/uasom/research/html/center_smallbizdev.htm
Tuscaloosa Chapter #0407 (Chamber of West Alabama): www.tuscaloosachamber.com/
Southern Alabama Chapter #0457 (Mobile Chamber of Commerce): www.mobilechamber.com/

Alabama Capitol Chapter #0598 (Montgomery Chamber of Commerce): www.montgomerychamber.com/
Baldwin County Chapter #0630 (University of South Alabama, Fairhope Campus): www.southalabama.edu/sbdc/

SCORE Branch Offices
Foley SCORE Office (South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce): www.southbaldwinchamber.com/
East Alabama Chapter #0636 (Opelika Chamber of Commerce): www.opelikachamber.com/
Northeastern Alabama Chapter #0638 (Calhoun County Chamber): www.calhounchamber.com
Alabama Small Business Development Consortium: www.asbdc.org
Alabama Small Business Procurement System ASBDC: www.asbdc.org
Alabama International Trade Center (University of Alabama): www.aitc.ua.edu
Auburn University SBDC: www.sbdc.auburn.edu/
Jacksonville State University SBDC: http://www.jsusbdc.com/
Northeast Alabama Regional SBDC (Alabama A&M University and the University of Alabama – Huntsville): http://www.uah.edu/sbdc
Troy University SBDC: http://sbdc.troy.edu
University of Alabama SBDC: http://www.uah.edu/sbdc
University of Alabama – Birmingham SBDC: http://asbdc.org/
University of North Alabama SBDC: http://www.una.edu/directory/Small_Business_Development_Center_%28SBDC%29.html
University of South Alabama SBDC: www.southalabama.edu/sbdc
University of West Alabama SBDC: http://www.uwa.edu/ossbdc.aspx

Small Business Administrations (SBA) Alabama District Office: www.sba.gov/al
Office of Veterans Business Development: www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/ovbd/index.html
Women’s Business Center of Southern Alabama: http://womenbiz.biz
Women’s Business Center of North Alabama (WBCNA): www.wbcna.org
National Association of Women Business Owners- Birmingham: www.nawbobirmingham.org
Business Council of Alabama: www.bcatoday.org

Incubators
Alabama Business Incubation Network
Auburn Center for Developing Industries
Bessemer Business Incubation System: http://www.bessemerincubator.net/
Business Innovation Center (Mobile): www.ceebic.org
Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (Huntsville): http://www.biztech.org
Decatur Business Incubator: http://www.dmcecenter.com/
Montgomery Area Small Business Resource Center: https://www.montgomerychamber.com/
Northeast Alabama Entrepreneurial System: http://www.neaes.org
Shoals Entrepreneurial Center (Florence): www.shoalsec.com/
The Edge – Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Tuscaloosa): http://www.tuscaloosachamber.com/theedge/
Baldwin County Business Incubator: (Phone: 251-947-2445)


State Government Entities (Additional)

Office of the Governor: www.governor.state.al.us
Alabama Official Homepage: www.alabama.gov
Secretary of State, Business Services: www.sos.state.al.us
Department of Finance, Division of Purchasing: http://finance.alabama.gov/
Department of Banking: http://banking.alabama.gov
Department of Insurance: http://insurance.alabama.gov
Department of Labor: http://dir.alabama.gov/
Governor’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives: www.servealabama.gov


Tourism and Retiree Attraction

Statewide Tourism Resources
Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel: http://alabama.travel/
Alabama Hospitality Association: www.ALHospitality.org
Alabama Travel Council: www.alabamatravel.org
Alabama Agri-Tourism Partnership: www.alabamaagritourism.com
Alabama Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus
Alabama State Parks Division: www.alapark.com
National Park Service Southeast Regional Office
Bed & Breakfast Association of Alabama, Inc.: www.bedandbreakfastalabama.com
Alabama Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds: www.alabama-camping.com

Regional Tourism Entities
Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau: www.gulfshores.com
Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association:http://www.northalabama.org/
Alabama Sunrise Region (Phone: 334-727-0340)
Cahaba Trace Commission (Phone: 205-665-1856)
Little River Canyon National Preserve: www.nps.gov/liri/
Historic Chattahoochee Commission (HCC): www.hcc-al-ga.org
Tennessee-Tombigbee Tourism Association: www.tenntom.org

Retiree Attraction Resources
American Association of Retirement Communities (AARC): www.the-aarc.org
Alabama Advantage for Relocation and Retirement: www.alabamaadvantage.org


Asset-Based Community Development

Asset-Based Community Development Institute: www.sesp.northwestern.edu/abcd
ABCD Training Groups: www.abcdtraininggroup.org:
Capable Communities (Building Community Assets to Support Positive Change), Michigan State University: http://outreach.msu.edu/CapableCommunities
Center for Collaborative Planning: www.connectccp.org
Community Builders - Making Headway Toolkit: http://www.communitybuilders.nsw.gov
MDC, Inc.: www.mdcinc.org


Building Creative Economies

2007 National Conference on the Creative Economy: www.creativeeconomies.org
Creative Class: http://creativeclass.com
Creative Economy Resource Center, National Assembly of State Art Agencies: http://www.nasaa-arts.org/Research/Key-Topics/Creative-Economic-Development/
Culture Shapes Community: http://livable.org/program-areas/culture-builds-communities/overview
Partners for Livable Communities: www.livable.com
The Creative Economy, New England Foundation for the Arts: www.creativeeconomy.org


Civic Engagement/Social Capital

Access, Analyze, Act: A Blueprint for 21st Century Civic Engagement: www.pbs.org/teachers/vote2008/blueprint
Better Together: www.bettertogether.org
Bowling Alone: www.bowlingalone.com
Charles F. Kettering Foundation: www.kettering.org
CIRCLE: The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement: www.civicyouth.org
Civic Practices Network: www.cpn.org
Community Problem Solving: http://web.mit.edu/cpsproject/
Innovations in Civic Participation: http://www.icicp.org
National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation: http://ncdd.org/
National Civic League: www.ncl.org
National Issues Forum: www.nifi.org
Pew Partnership for Civic Change: http://www.cpn.org/partners/pewpartner.html
Saguaro Seminar - Civic Engagement in America: www.hks.harvard.edu/saguaro
Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/saguaro/communitysurvey/
Social Capital Gateway: www.socialcapitalgateway.org
Southern Rural Development Center: http://srdc.msstate.edu

Community Development Tools

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Community Change: www.aecf.org/OurWork/CommunityChange.aspx
Aspen Institute: www.aspeninstitute.org
Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools: www.civicmissionofschools.org
CARDI Community and Economic Development Toolbox: www.cdtoolbox.org
Center for Civic Partnerships: www.civicpartnerships.org
Civic Practices Network: www.cpn.org
Community and Economic Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: http://communitydevelopment.uiuc.edu
Community Development Resources, Penn State University: http://povertyinamerica.mit.edu/products/tools/resources/
Community Development Society: http://comm-dev.org/
Community Development Toolbox, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: www.communitydevelopment.uiuc.edu/toolbox
Community Problem Solving: http://web.mit.edu/cpsproject/
Community Swap Program: www.communitydevelopment.uiuc.edu/swap
Community Tool Box: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/
National and Community Service Resource Center: www.nationalserviceresources.org
National Civic League: www.ncl.org
National Development Council: www.nationaldevelopmentcouncil.org
Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD: www.hud.gov/offices/cpd
Pew Partnership for Civic Change: http://www.cpn.org/partners/pewpartner.html
Southern Rural Development Center: http://srdc.msstate.edu
The Finance Project: www.financeproject.org


Community Leadership Development

Aspen Institute: www.aspeninstitute.org
Center for Civic Partnerships: www.civicpartnerships.org
Center for Collaborative Planning: www.connectccp.org
Center for Creative Leadership: www.ccl.org
Heartland Center for Leadership Development: www.heartlandcenter.info
Leader to Leader Institute: http://www.hesselbeininstitute.org/
Leadership Development through Community Action, University of Illinois: www.extension.uiuc.edu/leadership
Pew Partnership for Civic Change: http://www.cpn.org/partners/pewpartner.html
Public Allies - New Leadership for New Times: www.publicallies.org
Together We Can: http://www.twcfoundation.org/
The Leadership Challenge: http://www.leadershipchallenge.com/


Community Tourism Development

Community Development Toolbox, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: www.communitydevelopment.uiuc.edu/toolbox
Community Tourism Assessment Handbook: http://wrdc.usu.edu/files/publications/
Nature, Heritage, Community, University of Maine: http://umaine.edu/centro/
Tourism and Community Development Resources and Applied Research Clearinghouse, University of Wisconsin: http://urpl.wisc.edu/people/marcouiller/projects/clearinghouse
University of Minnesota Tourism Center: www.tourism.umn.edu


Designing and Planning Successful Communities

American Planning Association: www.planning.org
Center for Collaborative Planning: www.connectccp.org
Congress for New Urbanism: www.cnu.org
Foundation for Community Association Research: www.caionline.org
National Trust Main Street Center: www.mainstreet.org
Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD: www.hud.gov/offices/cpd
Partners for Livable Communities: www.livable.com
PlaceMakers: www.placemakers.com
Planners Network: www.plannersnetwork.org
Project for Public Spaces: www.pps.org
The Urban Land Institute: www.uli.org


Economic Development (General)

Southern Economic Development Council: www.sedc.org
International Economic Development Council: www.iedconline.org
Carnegie Mellon Center for Economic Development: http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/
Community Economic Development on the Internet, UC Berkeley: www.lib.berkeley.edu/ENVI/commdev.html
Pew Partnership for Civic Change: http://www.cpn.org/partners/pewpartner.html
Center for Community and Economic Development, University of Wisconsin: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cced/
Community and Economic Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: http://communitydevelopment.uiuc.edu
Economic Development Online Articles: www.economicdevelopmentonline.com
Southern Business and Development Magazine: www.sb-d.com
Business Expansion Journal: http://bxjmag.com/
Economic Development Administration: www.eda.gov
Council of Development Finance Agencies: http://www.cdfa.net/


Economic Research and Information

EconData.net: www.econdata.net
Downstreet: www.downstreetmagazine.com/archives/V1N6/working/worklinks.htm
U.S. Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov
Bureau for Economic Analysis: http://www.bea.gov/
Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov
Bureau of Transportation Statistics: http://www.bts.gov
Office of Trade and Economic Analysis: http://www.ita.doc.gov/td/industry/otea/
Ring Studies and Demographics: http://www.easidemographics.com/
Council for Community and Economic Research: http://www.c2er.org/
International, Alabama, County, and Local Area Statistics: http://www.fedstats.gov/regional.html
FDIC Regional Economic Conditions: http://www2.fdic.gov/recon/
HUD State of the Cities Data Systems: http://socds.huduser.org/
Economagic.com: Economic Time Series Page: http://www.economagic.com/
Association for University Business and Economic Research (AUBER): http://www.auber.org
Business Retention and Expansion International: www.brei.org
Council of Development Finance Agencies: http://www.cdfa.net/
Committee for Economic Development: www.ced.org
Census of Agriculture: http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/
National Agricultural Statistics Service: http://www.nass.usda.gov/
Economic Research Service, USDA: www.ers.usda.gov
Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis: http://www.oseda.missouri.edu/
STAT-USA/Internet: http://www.usa.gov/
Statistical Resources on the Web: http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stats.html
National Bureau of Economic Research: www.nber.org
Economic Development Online (ED Website Development): www.economicdevelopmentonline.com
Kids Count, Annie E. Casey Foundation: http://www.aecf.org/MajorInitiatives/KIDSCOUNT.aspx


Education and Workforce Development

Annie E. Casey, Education: www.aecf.org/OurWork/Education.aspx
Association for Career and Technical Education: www.acteonline.org
Business Education Network - Partnerships: http://icw.uschamber.com/publication/business-education-network
Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools: www.civicmissionofschools.org
Career Readiness Certificate Consortium: http://crcconsortium.org/index.htm
Center on Education and Work, University of Wisconsin: www.cew.wisc.edu
Center for Occupational Research and Development: www.cord.org
Communities in Schools (Dropout Prevention): www.cisnet.org
Education Commission of the States: www.ecs.org
Educational Testing Service: www.ets.org
MDC, Inc.: www.mdcinc.org
National Center for Education and the Economy: www.ncee.org
National Center for Education Statistics: www.nces.ed.gov
National Center for Research in Vocational Education, UC-Berkeley: http://ncrve.berkeley.edu
Regional Technology Strategies, Inc.: http://rtsinc.org
STEM Education Coalition: www.stemedcoalition.org
Workforce Strategy Center: www.workforcestrategy.org
Southern Rural Development Center: http://srdc.msstate.edu
The Rural School and Community Trust: www.ruraledu.org
WorkKeys: www.act.org/workkeys/index.html


Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

Business Owner's Toolkit: www.toolkit.com
Buzgate (Global Resource Network for Small Business) - Alabama Resources: www.buzgate.org/
ENTERweb: www.enterweb.org
National Development Council: www.nationaldevelopmentcouncil.org
Small Business Administration: http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov/
Small Business Strategic Alliance: http://www.businessfirstclass.org
Southern Rural Development Center: http://srdc.msstate.edu


Healthcare

Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development: http://crhssd.siu.edu/
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy: www.ruralhealth.hrsa.gov
National Rural Health Association: www.nrharural.org
Robert Woods Johnson Foundation: www.rwjf.org
Rural Information Center Health Service: http://ric.nal.usda.gov/rural-health-0
Southern Rural Health Care Consortium, Inc.: http://health-centers.findthebest.com/l/1686/Southern-Rural-Health-Care-Consortium-Inc


Housing (Affordable)

Council for Affordable and Rural Housing: www.carh.org
Fannie Mae: www.fanniemae.com
Federal Housing Finance Board: www.fhfb.gov
Freddie Mac: www.freddiemac.com
Habitat for Humanity International: www.habitat.org
Housing Assistance Council: www.ruralhome.org
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials: www.nahro.org
National Coalition for the Homeless: www.nationalhomeless.org
National Development Council: www.nationaldevelopmentcouncil.org
National Low Income Housing Coalition: www.nlihc.org
NeighborWorks: http://www.nw.org/network/home.asp
Rural Community Assistance Corporation: www.rcac.org


National CED Associations

Community Development Society: http://comm-dev.org
National Association of Counties: www.naco.org
National Association of County Community and Economic Development: www.nacced.org
National Association of Development Organizations (NADO): www.nado.org
National Association of Regional Councils (NARC): www.narc.org
National Community Development Association: www.ncdaonline.org
National Governors Association: www.nga.org


Poverty (Additional relevant links are available under "Housing (Affordable)")

America's Forgotten Children Report: www.savethechildren.org
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Economic Security: www.aecf.org/OurWork/EconomicSecurity.aspx
Center for Community Change: www.communitychange.org
Center for Law and Social Policy: www.clasp.org
Coalition of Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFI): www.cdfi.org
County-Level Poverty Rates, Economic Research Service, USDA: http://www.ers.usda.gov/
Corporation for Enterprise Development: www.cfed.org
Economic Policy Institute: www.epi.org
Poverty in America Project, Penn State University: http://povertyinamerica.mit.edu/
Institute on Race and Poverty, University of Minnesota: www.irpumn.org
Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin: www.ssc.wisc.edu/irp
Interagency Council on Homelessness: http://usich.gov/
Living Wage Calculator, Penn State University: www.livingwage.geog.psu.edu
Living Wage Resource Center: http://www.forworkingfamilies.org/resources/
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University: www.nccp.org
National Coalition for the Homeless: http://www.nationalhomeless.org
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty: www.nlchp.org
Poverty & Race Research Action Council: www.prrac.org
Southern Poverty Law Center: www.splcenter.org
Southern Rural Development Center (rural poverty publications): http://srdc.msstate.edu
Urban Institute: http://www.urban.org
Voices for America's Children: https://www.facebook.com/VoicesAC


Retail Development

Campaign for Sensible Growth, Retail 1-2-3: http://www.metroplanning.org/news-events/
Census of Retail Trade: Online Data to Analyze Business Opportunities: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cced/downtowns/tmacrt.cfm
Downtown and Business District Market Analysis, University of Wisconsin Extension: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cced/downtowns/index.cfm
Federation of Southern Cooperatives: www.farmworkers.org/fscpage.html
The Hometown Advantage (Reviving Locally Owned Businesses), New Rules Project; http://www.ilsr.org/


Rural Development

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Community Change: www.aecf.org/OurWork/CommunityChange.aspx
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Strengthening Rural Families: www.aecf.org/
America's Forgotten Children Report: www.savethechildren.org
Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development: http://crhssd.siu.edu/
Center for Rural Strategies: www.ruralstrategies.org
Center for Rural Studies: http://www.uvm.edu/crs/
Community Development Toolbox: www.communitydevelopment.uiuc.edu/cfarsriit.html
Federation of Southern Cooperatives: www.farmworkers.org/fscpage.html
HomeTown Competitiveness: www.htccommunity.org
Housing Assistance Council: www.ruralhome.org
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development: http://ncrcrd.msu.edu/
MDC, Inc.: www.mdcinc.org
National Rural Development Partnership: www.rurdev.usda.gov/
Rural Heritage, National Trust for Historic Preservation: www.preservationnation.org/
Rural Information Center: http://ric.nal.usda.gov/
Rural Local Initiative Support Corporation: www.ruralisc.org
Rural Policy Research Institute: www.rupri.org
Rural Assistance Center: http://www.raconline.org/
Southern Rural Development Center: http://srdc.msstate.edu
Southern Rural Development Initiative: www.srdi.org


Sustainable Economic Development

Center for Neighborhood Technology: www.cnt.org
Civic Practices Network: www.cpn.org
Green Communities: www.epa.gov/greenkit
Institute for Sustainable Development: www.iscvt.org
Smart Communities: http://smartcommunities.typepad.com
Smart Growth Online: http://www.smartgrowth.org/default.asp
The Partnering Initiative: http://thepartneringinitiative.org


Additional Links

Council for State Governments: www.csg.org
Federal Links: http://www.unitedstates.com/US_Federal_links/us_federal_links.html
U.S. State and Local Government Gateway: www.firstgov.gov/Government/State_Local.shtml

Last Updated: May 22, 2014