Jefferson County Economic Development in Birmingham Alabama

Address and phone number for Jefferson County Economic Development, an Economic Development Agency, at Beacon Parkway West, Birmingham AL.


Name
Jefferson County Economic Development
Address
500 Beacon Parkway West, Birmingham, Alabama, 35209
Phone
205-943-4794

About the Jefferson County Economic Development

The Jefferson County Economic Development, located in Birmingham, AL, is a government agency that promotes business activity and development in the Jefferson County area. The Economic Development Agency (EDA) attracts and retains business, promotes development to increase employment and the tax base, and encourages a thriving economic environment in Birmingham. The EDA also offers small business support programs and land development programs.

You may contact the Economic Development Office for questions about:
  • Birmingham Economic Development programs and services
  • City and community development
  • Job creation, training, and workforce development
  • Jefferson County Economic Development funds
  • EDA grants and funding
Birmingham Business and Workforce Development

The Economic Development Office promotes the Jefferson County area for business development, highlighting Birmingham as a favorable location to do business. The EDA works closely with Jefferson County Chambers of Commerce and business groups to market the region for business development. To promote business, the EDA creates marketing materials, creates promotional advertising, and organizes Jefferson County business expos. In addition to business development, the Economic Development Office promotes workforce development through job creation programs and training opportunities.

Land Development Programs in Birmingham, AL

In Birmingham, the Economic Development Center seeks developers for undeveloped land or areas in need of redevelopment. They market development opportunities and identify obstacles to development, such as site contamination or a lack of funding. The Jefferson County Economic Development maintains an inventory of available commercial land and commercial building space in Birmingham to match developers, landlords, and business owners with prime locations.

Small Business Support Programs

As part of its business development agenda, the Economic Development Agency offers small business support programs. These programs provide ombudsmen services, support small businesses with licensing and Jefferson County permitting requirements, and connect small businesses with bidding opportunities for government contracts.

Economic Development Grants & Loans

The Economic Development Office administers Jefferson County grants and loans. These include Brownfield Redevelopment grants, facade improvement grants, and Jefferson County public improvement grants. Businesses can also qualify for Jefferson County loan programs, often with below-market interest rates and less stringent credit requirements than business loans from traditional financing institutions.

Jefferson County Tax Incentives

In Alabama, the Economic Development Corporation administers tax incentives for businesses that expand or relocate within the jurisdiction. Funding for tax incentives may come from the Alabama state level, the Jefferson County level, or the Birmingham level. The Economic Development Office offers tax incentives or tax abatements on the theory that new businesses or expanding businesses generate job opportunities in Jefferson County and thus increase the tax base.

Contact the Jefferson County Economic Development

You may contact the Jefferson County Economic Development by calling 205-943-4794, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Jefferson County Economic Development, 500 Beacon Parkway West, Birmingham, Alabama, 35209.


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