Our Work In Alabama
In partnership with the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, ARC is supporting 29 projects in Alabama totaling $8 million in fiscal year 2022. These investments have been matched by $7.3 million and are attracting an additional $45 million in leveraged private investments in Alabama. They are also creating or retaining over 140 jobs, training and educating 1,540 students and workers, and benefitting the 3.1 million residents in Alabama’s 37 Appalachian counties.
Honorable Kay Ivey
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
401 Adams Avenue
P.O. Box 5690
Montgomery, AL 36103
In Fiscal Year 2022, ARC and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs partnered on the following investments and projects.
Learn more about ARC’s fiscal year 2022 investments in Alabama.
Investments in Action
Jefferson State Community College
State Plans and Strategies
ARC’s current strategic plan is a blueprint for investments at the Regional level. Each of Appalachia’s 13 states develops a companion four-year plan and annual strategy statement outlining its funding priorities for ARC projects.
County Economic Status
Every year, ARC applies an index-based classification system to compare each county in the Region with national averages to understand how counties are performing.
Counties in Appalachia
(37 out of 67 counties): Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Coosa, Cullman, De Kalb, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Hale, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Macon, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Pickens, Randolph, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston
Local Development Districts
Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission
East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission
Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments
North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments
Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham
South Central Alabama Development Commission
Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments
West Alabama Regional Commission