Project Description


To help attract industry to the greater Birmingham, Alabama, area, STRADA identified industrial development boards and economic development boards that shared a common interest, evaluated tools used by other states and large cities to recruit industry, and created a short list of best-available properties. Our search for those properties included consideration of infrastructure, utilities, physical and environmental characteristics, and economic opportunities. The result of our work was a site checklist that potential industrial companies or investors could use to deem a Birmingham-area site “shovel-ready.”