Clay County, Alabama

Economic Development

Clay County Alabama Economic Development Council

Clay County Alabama Economic Development Council

Locate to Clay County Alabama

A short distance from Birmingham, Montgomery, Atlanta, and Columbus, Clay County is a step back in time where life is slow enough to actually enjoy the beautiful sunrise, the smell of fresh cut hay, the sound of singing crickets, and the big, open skies full of stars. It’s a great place to live, work, and play.

Our central location in the heart of east Alabama provides a labor force of over 75,000 workers from a 45-mile radius cover seven counties. Two international airports, ATL and BHM, are less than two hours away. Clay County is home to several major manufacturing companies: Wellborn Cabinets, Inc., Koch Foods, Tru-Wood Cabinets, John-Co Truss Company, Integrity Cabinets, Three-Dimension Woodcraft, Lace Wood, Inc., Higgins Embroidery, and Cheaha Cabinets. The largest employers in Clay County, by sector, are Manufacturing, Education, Health and Social Services, and Retail Trade. These four sectors account for 62.5% of the county employment total.

Natural wonders such as Cheaha State Park, the Tsalagi Trails, and neighboring Lake Wedowee are day trip destinations that will not soon be forgotten. Clay County is a place for families and individuals alike. Friendly neighbors, modern conveniences, and old-fashioned values call to the hearts of all who visit. Just one trip to Clay County, Alabama and we believe you will discover why this less traveled road can make all the difference in the world and why you should consider it to locate your business. Contact Tiffany Young at 256-396-2828 or email to

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The Clay County Economic Development Council offers personalized and confidential assistance to businesses and industries considering to locate in Clay County, Alabama.


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