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Brandon Van Hook
Mayor

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

City Hall Address:
One Main Street
Semmes, AL 36575

Phone: (251) 649-8811
Fax: (251) 649-7711

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Brandon Van Hook
Mayor

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

City Hall Address:
One Main Street
Semmes, AL 36575

Phone: (251) 649-8811
Fax: (251) 649-7711

Existing Business Support

In Alabama, assistance is readily available to help existing industry grow, expand, and connect. We’ve gathered together information on a number of resources organized for your convenience.

Taxes & Incentives

Alabama is committed to the promotion and maintenance of a competitive business climate and has developed one of the most aggressive tax incentive programs in the nation for existing, expanding and new industry.

Alabama Saves is an energy revolving loan program for existing industries. The program, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and offered through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), provides extraordinary financing solutions for commercial and industrial energy-efficiency and renewable-energy projects in Alabama.

Alabama Taxes and Incentives Summary

Brandon Van Hook
Mayor

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

City Hall Address:
One Main Street
Semmes, AL 36575

Phone: (251) 649-8811
Fax: (251) 649-7711

Small & Minority Business Assistance

The Small Business Advocacy division of the Alabama Department of Commerce provides small businesses with the knowledge and resources to succeed, from financial assistance to training to regulatory issues.

The Alabama Small Business Development Center Network is a statewide, inter-institutional program to enhance economic growth in Alabama by providing management and technical assistance to small businesses.

The Office of Minority Business Enterprise administers a certification program to identify small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses that are capable of providing goods and/or services to both government and private sectors.

Small & Minority Business Assistance

The Alabama Department of Commerce maintains a fee-based, searchable, online Alabama industry directory with data obtained through surveys of Alabama companies and local communities.

International Trade

The International Trade Division, Alabama Department of Commerce aids export promotion and development, and provides services that help businesses enter new profitable markets. Resources include professional development, trade missions, point-to-point international leads, and more.

Alabama International Trade Center operates as a federal-state partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration, promoting SBA’s export financing programs in Alabama. AITC is also a founding member of the Export Alabama Trade Alliance, statewide export promotion network led by the International Trade Division of the Alabama Department of Commerce. Resources include an on-line Alabama Trade Reference Guide.

The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) owns and operates the State of Alabama’s public, deep-water port facilities at the Port of Mobile, serving industries with state-of-the-art public seaport terminals for international trade.

Workforce Training
Mobile County

Mobile County offers some of the nation’s best workforce training programs, AIDT, Alabama’s workforce training organization recruits, screens and trains employees for company start ups or expanding work forces. AIDT currently operates the Alabama Aviation Training Center at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley and the Maritime Training Center near the Mobile River.

Collaboration between the state, education, and local industries have contributed to the establishment of additional training centers such as the Alabama Aviation Center which offers students FAA-certified training in A&P and Avionics; and the Alabama Aerospace Innovation and Research Center, a collaboration between Bishop State Community College students and aerospace industry leaders at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. In 2016, the Alabama Community College System announced the construction of a 25,000 square foot, Advanced Manufacturing Facility to address the workforce needs for middle-skill, high-wage workers in the manufacturing sectors. The new center is scheduled to open in 2017.

Mary Calhoun
Finance Director

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

City Hall Address:
One Main Street
Semmes, AL 36575

Phone: (251) 649-8811
Fax: (251) 649-7711

Semmes/Mobile County/Alabama
Key Advantages

Affordability

Alabama is a great place to raise a family with the median sale price for homes at 28% less than the national average.

Education

Alabama’s K-12 education system has implemented one of the most stringent graduation standards in the nation and is the only state-level educational agency in the nation to receive certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for its Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. In addition to having the state’s largest Advanced Placement program.

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Mobile County Public Schools has 12 Signature Academies with career-oriented curriculums based on current and projected job openings in Mobile County. Areas of focus include advanced information technology, aerospace, coastal studies, engineering, health, international studies, manufacturing and maritime.

There are an abundance of colleges and vocational schools along the Gulf Coast and in Mobile to include, Mobile College, Springhill College, the University of South Alabama, Faulkner State, and Bishop State Community College. The City of Semmes has recently partnered with Bishop State to offer classes in the Semmes area at The Municipal Fire Training Center which will begin in January 2018.

Climate and Resources

With an abundance of natural resources, and natural and scenic destinations, Alabama has the mild weather to compliment vacations, everyday life, or business trips.

Culture and Recreation

Alabama, Mobile, and the eastern shore is home to a vibrant arts and cultural scene (Fairhope), beautiful parks, botanical gardens (Mobile Botanical and Bellingrath), and a great selection of live music and theater venues.

Healthcare

Healthcare options include top-ranked hospitals, a medical school, and the first academic cancer research institute in the upper Gulf Coast region.

Business Edge

The tax burden in Alabama is one of the lowest in the Unites States. It boasts one of the lowest overall cost structures, making it one the country’s most competitive states.

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The tax burden in Alabama is one of the lowest in the Unites States. It boasts one of the lowest overall cost structures, making it one the country’s most competitive states... READ MORE

AIDT (Alabama Industrial Development Training) is often referred to as Alabama’s No. 1 incentive. AIDT is designed to train a company’s entire workforce to company specifications at no cost. The regions labor pool is vast with Alabama’s education systems working in conjunction with Alabama workforce development agencies to meet area workforce needs.

The City Of Semmes’s close proximity to Mobile, (Alabama’s Port City), provides accessibility to both domestic and international markets. Companies also have easy access to east, west, and northern interstate systems in the Region.

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City Hall Address | One Main Street Semmes, AL 36575
Phone | (251) 649-8811
Fax | (251) 649-7711
Mailing Address | P.O. Box 1757, Semmes, AL 36575
Office Hours | Monday – Friday | 8v:00 am – 5:00 pm

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