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Helping Innovators Grow Roots


Innovation Ecosystem

As a state, we’ve never shied away from innovation. From agricultural milestones, like George Washington Carver’s Jesup Wagon, to aerospace and aviation feats, like the development of the Saturn V rocket in Huntsville, Alabama has always been poised to not only create innovative ideas but take them to new heights.

Now, innovators are continuing to put Alabama on the map with the internationally renowned research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the tech advances of HudsonAlpha in Huntsville. Cutting-edge research and businesses are woven into our history and future thanks to a supportive environment that encourages and rewards entrepreneurs.

Alabama by the Numbers

Advancing industries takes courage, business and technology acumen, forward-thinking policies, competitive incentives and an attractive business environment.


Cost of Living in the Southeast*


in U.S. for ideal and prosperous business climate*


Median home sale price 40% lower than national average*


Workers trained by AIDT, Alabama’s technical workforce training program*


Annual revenue generated from Alabama’s IT companies*


Largest research park in the world*


Economic Impact generated within the state from Science sectors alone*


Colleges & Universities


HBCUs: Alabama is home to the most HBCUs, offering 50+ degree programs*

Life in Alabama

There’s something for everyone in Alabama, whether you delight in trying new restaurants, get lost for hours in museums, revel in live music or enjoy taking in the beauty of nature. And with a low cost of living and welcoming environment, you and your ideas can find room to grow in the state.

Explore the Innovate Alabama Network

With the Innovate Alabama Network Map, you can see our state’s diverse, connected network of resources, organizations and partners at a bird’s eye view or zoom in to learn more about your community of choice.

  • Locate valuable resources, organizations and partners across the state.
  • Toggle map layers detailing various resources categorized by Innovation Sector.
  • Draw your own boundaries and calculate population and resource densities within them.
  • Generate visually detailed demographics and socio-economic profiles of your selected community.

The Innovate Alabama Network Map will be released in the coming weeks.

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