Alabama has become a natural location for distribution and logistics companies because of its location in the Southeast. The state has five major interstates that provide easy access to major markets and has a major gulf port – the Port of Mobile. Several of the state's rivers are part of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway system and the state is connected to the rest of the south, central and eastern United States via railway.

The Benefits Alabama offers for Distribution Companies

Below are just a few of the advantages Alabama has to offer:

  • No Inventory Tax
    Alabama does not levy tax on inventory and allows for exemptions for some raw materials inventory. Additionally, Alabama has one of the lowest property tax rates in the U.S.
  • Foreign Trade Zones
    There are foreign trade zones in Montgomery and Dothan. Foreign merchandise that is stored in these zones is exempt from state and local ad valorem taxes.
  • Quick Access to Gulf of Mexico via Port of Mobile
    The Port of Mobile can be accessed in a few hours from every community in Alabama. The Mobile Container Terminal and intermodal/distribution is located at the port.
  • Right-to-Work
    Alabama is a right-to-work state, which can make it easier for companies to build their workforce. That state also provides free and low-cost workforce training programs to provide additional skills training as needed.