Today, we explore the future of automotive-related economic development.
Perspectives from the Field
Alex Leath is a prominent Birmingham attorney and consultant specializing in economic development who recently offered forward-looking tips on economic development at a TVA forum. Bill Adams and Chris Berryman, TVA target market industry specialists, help Valley communities get ready to win transportation-related deals.
Regarding automotive-related development, Leath, Adams and Berryman all say this: Now and into the future, your place on the U.S. map in the Southeast gives you a built-in advantage; your challenge is to build on that advantage by making your community stand out even more as an ideal location for automotive-related businesses.
Prime Automotive Real Estate
Automotive is big in the Valley. Consider these numbers:
- 90,000: The number of jobs the sector supports in the region
- 3,000 plus: The number of automotive suppliers in the area