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Covington County Economic Development Commission

Covington County

Creating and maintaing jobs in industry and retail and generating wealth in our community.

Covington County, Alabama, USA is uniquely postioned in Southeast Alabama to provide easy access to major markets throughout the US. We have a variety of manufacturing companies that call Covington County home. We are also the home of the headquarters of Southeast Gas, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative and Covington Electric Cooperative. We have a general avaition airport with 6,000 foot runway featuring state of the art facilities for aircraft maintainance repair and overhaul. Targeted industries include: aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, distribution/logistics and agribusiness.

Member of the Grow Southeast Alabama regional marketing group: www.growsealabama.com. Grow Southeast Alabama is a group of eight counties working together to market the region for growth and economic development opportunities. The counties are Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike. This area is often referred to as the “Wiregrass” due to a type of grass that was in great abundance years ago.

Grow SE Alabama has one purpose -- to work as a team to help business and industry expand and/or locate to Southeast Alabama.

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Covington County Economic Development Commission

Community Profile

Population

40,000 (County)

487,000

(within 50 miles)

GDP per Capita

Workforce

16,164

(County)

200,000

(within 50 miles)

Focus Industries

Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture / Agri-Tech / Agribusiness, Automotive, Aviation / Aerospace, Fabrication, Food / Beverage Processing, Warehousing / Distribution / Logistics

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List of European Companies who have already invested

Name Industry No. of Employees
Huhtamaki (Finland) Paper Product Manufacturing 98