Being rural has its advantages when it comes to business. Qualifying new and expanding companies can take advantage of Alabama's Capital Credit incentive at lower job creation and investment thresholds. Businesses located in all three counties can also benefit from government contracting assistance through the Small Business Administration's HUBZone program. Contact the C3 of Northwest Alabama Economic Development Alliance at 205-468-3213 to find out how this rural location can be the right location for your business.
Learn more about doing business in Fayette, Lamar, and Marion Counties:
- Tax Rates and Incentives
- Available Grants and Loans
- Workforce Statistics and Training
- Utility Providers
- Existing Businesses
Interested in Starting or Growing Your Own Business?
As the Marion County satellite center for the Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network, the C3 office at 4020 U.S. Highway 43 in Gu-Win has all of the tools necessary to connect entrepreneurs to resources. If you are planning on starting, expanding or enhancing your own business, stop by our office to utilize AERN software programs and publications. The resources include information on writing or improving a business plan, identifying market potential for various types of businesses, plus a variety of books and checklists one needs to direct your path into planning, creating and opening or growing a business. The Fayette County AERN resource site is located in the Fayette Chamber of Commerce office (downstairs at City Hall--203 Temple Avenue North). Personal assistance is provided at each of the Centers and entrepreneurs or business owners from Marion, Fayette as well as surrounding counties are also encouraged and welcomed to stop by with or without an appointment during regular business hours. For online resources and information about what an AERN Center provides, see http://aern.cba.ua.edu/.