Opelika Economic Development in Opelika Alabama

Address and phone number for Opelika Economic Development, an Economic Development Agency, at South 7th Street, Opelika AL.

Opelika Economic Development
600 South 7th Street, Opelika, Alabama, 36801

About the Opelika Economic Development

The Opelika Economic Development, located in Opelika, AL, is a government agency that promotes business activity and development in the Lee 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 Opelika. The EDA also offers small business support programs and land development programs.

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

The Economic Development Office promotes the Lee County area for business development, highlighting Opelika as a favorable location to do business. The EDA works closely with Lee 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 Lee 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 Opelika, AL

In Opelika, 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 Opelika Economic Development maintains an inventory of available commercial land and commercial building space in Opelika 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 Lee County permitting requirements, and connect small businesses with bidding opportunities for government contracts.

Economic Development Grants & Loans

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

Lee 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 Lee County level, or the Opelika level. The Economic Development Office offers tax incentives or tax abatements on the theory that new businesses or expanding businesses generate job opportunities in Lee County and thus increase the tax base.

Contact the Opelika Economic Development

You may contact the Opelika Economic Development by calling 334-745-7638, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Opelika Economic Development, 600 South 7th Street, Opelika, Alabama, 36801.

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