Jasper, AL, Business Overview
PHOTO CREDIT: Brian McCord
Walker County’s prominent location on the Interstate 22 corridor northwest of Birmingham makes it attractive to businesses looking to start up, expand or relocate, and company employees are often drawn to Walker County’s Southern hospitality and relaxed lifestyle.
Walker County Economic & Industrial Development Authority
Walker County Development Authority provides information and assistance to companies looking to expand or locate a new facility anywhere in Walker County. The Development Authority can provide information on available sites and buildings as well as coordinate with state and regional development allies to help move a project forward.
Walker County’s Major Industrial/Manufacturing Employers
Major industrial and manufacturing employers include: Mar-Jac, Alabama Power, Drummond Company, North American Coal, Jasper Lumber, BAE Systems, Fontaine Trailer, Marigold Works, HTNA, Alabama Moulding, Nitto Denko and Wilson Machine.
Historic Downtown Jasper
Visit Historic Downtown Jasper, and you’ll find an array of shops and restaurants, many of which are members of the Downtown Merchants Association. Browse quality men’s clothing at Bernard’s Store for Men, one of Jasper’s oldest downtown businesses (established in 1949), or shop for fun and unusual gifts at The Very Idea or Girlie Things Boutique.
Andrew Posey & Son is another historic landmark downtown. Established in 1924, Andrew Posey & Son started as a grocery and feed store but today carries a variety of products, from hardware and kitchen supplies to home wine-making and brewing kits. Downtown Jasper also features a jewelry store, flower shop, photo studio, tea room, nail salon, bank, fitness studio and the Main Street Diner.
Tom Bevill Industrial Park
Another hotspot for business in Jasper is Tom Bevill Industrial Park, located between 1-22 and U.S. Highway 78. The Industrial Park has seen recent expansions from HTNA, Fontaine Engineered Products, Nitto Denko, Central States, Mfg. and DAPA Products. The new 405-acre Jasper Industrial Park, with a pad ready 50-acre site is recognized as one of Alabama's "Advantage Sites."
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