The strength and vitality of Tuscaloosa County can be felt in the healthy pulse of our business, industrial and professional community, and in a progressive business climate that has attracted national and international attention and investment. Diversity of our economy is a key ingredient in the recipe for success in Tuscaloosa County, which is enhanced by a strong work ethic and high productivity.
With innovative, public-private partnerships in place, Tuscaloosa County has emerged as one of Alabama’s strongest economies over the past decade and one of the South’s economic leaders. In addition to the 2002 All America City designation, the Tuscaloosa Metro area is consistently ranked one of the most livable and entrepreneurial communities in America. Among these designations are:
Expansion magazine calls Tuscaloosa one of the Top 50 “Hottest Cities In America” for expanding and relocating companies
# 4 Best Choice for Retiring Boomers-An Analysis of Selected U.S. Cities by The Washington Economics Group
One of the Nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People By America’s Promise Alliance and ING
#5 Hardest Working American Cities by Parade Magizine
Cognetics, Inc. ranks the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham area among the top 15 Large Metro Entrepreneurial Hot Spots In America.
Two magazines, Forbes and Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, consistently rank Tuscaloosa as one of the best places in the country to start and grow a business.
European Management Magazine ranked Tuscaloosa number two in their annual listing of Top 50 U.S. Metropolitan areas for European expansion.
Since 1990, Money Magazine has recognized Tuscaloosa as one of the “best places to live” in the United States.