Helpful Links from ECDI

The most comprehensive one-stop portal for updated economic and community development websites from Alabama and beyond.

Please click on the following links to view economic and community development websites by category.

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: 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: 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: January 31, 2014

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