Economic Development

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The Dothan area is home to several major corporations including Commercial Jet Services, LLC, Michelin North America Inc., Twitchell Technical Products, LLC, International Paper, Globe Motor Division, Cummings Resources, LLC, Wayne Farms, LLC, Swedish Match Cigars Inc., Qualico Steel Co. Inc., E&H Steel Corp., Dunbarton Corp,  Nypro, AAA Cooper Transportation, I.D. Associates Inc. and Cole Sign Co.

Through diversity of its industrial base, Dothan is poised to handle an array of industrial sectors from aviation, fabricated metals, distribution, customer service centers to food products, electronics, machinery and injection molding. The area has a rich history in the development of aviation jobs in Alabama through Enterprise-Ozark Community College (avionics and aviation mechanic training) and Fort Rucker - the Army Aviation Center of the United States. A highly specialized Dothan Airport Industrial Park offers infrastructure and land to accommodate aviation related projects with runway access to facilities.

The strong presence of trucking, and the strategic proximity to the growing Southeast market, attracts distribution related projects to the Dothan area. With the development of the Houston County Distribution Park (a specialized distribution industrial park), companies utilize the 352-acre asset to serve consumers in the Southeast region of the United States. The Dixie Egg Co. - Alabama calls the Houston County Distribution Park home. The park, located minutes from the Florida state line, has large lots to serve distribution- related projects up to 1.2 million square feet in size.

Westgate Industrial Park in Dothan and nearby Black Forest Industrial Park in Ozark meet the manufacturing facility needs of small and large manufacturing-related projects. Westgate boasts tenants like Dunbarton Corp., a leading manufacturer of steel door frames used in the commercial building industry, and International Paper, a corrugated box supplier of industrial clients. The area continues to encourage more development through an active Speculative Building Program.

Education, quality of life and industry support provide the impetus for the continued development of the Dothan area. With strong support from the Wallace Community College system, Alabama Technology Network, Troy University Dothan Campus and K-12 programs that are geared to industry, the infrastructure is present to meet the needs of existing and future businesses and industries.

The cultural and educational life of Dothan is further enhanced by several organizations: The Cultural Arts Center, Wiregrass Museum of Art & Conference Center, Dothan Area Botanical Gardens, Southeast Alabama Community Theater, The Flagship Theatre, Landmark Park - Alabama's State Agricultural Museum, Southeast Alabama Dance Company, Patti Rutland Jazz Inc., Houston County Arts and Humanities Council and Wiregrass Arts Alliance. An extensive downtown mural project continues to add works.