Mobile Alabama business is thriving. Mobile is located in southwest Alabama on the Mobile River right at Mobile Bay. It is about 30 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, a couple of hours from New Orleans, and fewer than five hours from Atlanta. The Mobile metropolitan area covers a land mass of almost 3000 square miles and includes both Mobile and Baldwin counties.
Mobile is an old southern city that has managed to keep up with the times without losing its provincial charm. Its historical districts proudly maintain homes as old as the 19th century, while its new subdivisions are full of state-of-the-art houses and modern homeowners associations. The cost of living in Mobile is low compared to the rest of the country but the standard of living provides a high quality of life for its residents.
Mobile Alabama is a strong hub for regional health services along the central Gulf Coast. The University of South Alabama, located in west Mobile, has a strong school of medicine that keeps the medical professionals in Mobile on the cutting edge of both research and practice.
Naturally, Mobile is blessed with strong commerce in ship building, offshore oil exploration, and shipping and distribution. Residents are proud of their waterfront convention Center, and it hosts conventions and conferences throughout the year that continue to encourage healthy business and tourism.
Mobile continues to draw new manufacturing business to the area. In 2007, ThyssenKrupp manufacturing brought its carbon steel and stainless steel processing facility to Mobile, pumping almost $4 billion into the new plant on Mobile Bay. Other manufacturers include Standard Furniture, Austal USA, Atlantic Marine, Goodrich Aerospace, a large number of other shipbuilders, aerospace engineering companies, and millwork corporations.
All of this bodes very well for small business in Mobile. A growing economy and population means small business bursting at seams. Retail stores, service businesses, education opportunities, restaurants, delis, mom-and-pop stores, entertainment venues — all of these small businesses work in a symbiotic relationship with the exploding manufacturing establishment.
Add to this relationship the prime location that Mobile enjoys on the Gulf Coast and her low cost of living, and it becomes clear that small business in Mobile Alabama can and will continue to thrive and to contribute to the healthy growth of this beautiful city.
We are proud of our businesses, our practices, and the people who own and operate the professional, retail, and service companies that keep Mobile moving forward. Mobile Alabama business is moving boldly into the future.