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Economic Base

A region of vast economic diversity, Montgomery is home to state and regional governments, a major military installation, an extensive service industry, wholesale and retail trade and an industrial base, all providing a well-balanced economic environment. Montgomery is also home to Air University, the worldwide center for Air Force education. The city's role as a regional trade center is firmly established, serving as a wholesaling and distribution gateway to the southeast in addition to the 22-county central Alabama area.

Business Breakdown

Industry Number of Employees Establishments
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 164 32
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 115 16
Utilities 942 41
Construction 6,029 615
Manufacturing 17,127 276
Wholesale trade 6,263 405
Retail trade 18,589 1,339
Transportation and warehousing 4,668 158
Information 2,408 127
Finance and insurance 5,437 579
Real estate and rental and leasing 2,215 323
Professional, scientific and technical services 6,735 773
Management of companies and enterprises 1,115 53
Admin, support, waste mgt, remediation services 9,434 362
Educational services 2,815 74
Health care and social assistance 19,512 878
Arts, entertainment and recreation 2,390 79
Accommodation and food services 13,201 643
Other services (except public administration) 7,800 949
Unclassified establishments 31 19
TOTAL 131,641 7,741

Source: County Business Patterns, Montgomery Metropolitan Area (2010)

Largest Employers

Company Employees Product/Service
Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base 
(includes Enterprise Information Systems)
12,280 Federal Government
State of Alabama  11,830 State Government
Montgomery Public Schools    4,524 Public Schools
Baptist Health 4,300 Hospitals/Clinics
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC 3,100 Automobile Manufacturing
Alfa Insurance Companies 2,568 Insurance Companies/Services
City of Montgomery 2,500 Government Agency
Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc. 1,300 Hospitals/Clinics
MOBIS Alabama, LLC  1,221 Cockpit & Chassis Modules, Bumper Assembly & Service Parts
Rheem Water Heaters 1,173 Water Heater Manufacturing
GKN Aerospace 1,000 Aircraft Parts Manufacturing
Regions Bank  977 Banks
Koch Foods   900 Poultry Processing
U.S. Postal Service   900 Shipping Services
Alabama State University  792  Colleges & Universities
Creek Casinos 737 Casinos
Montgomery County Commission    700 Local Government
Alabama Power Company   660 Utilities
Central Alabama Veteran's Health Care Syst., West Campus   600 Associations/Non-Profit
US Foodservice 600 Distribution/Wholesale Food and Beverage Products
Auburn University Montgomery   576 Colleges & Universities
Neptune Technology Group, Inc. 550 Water Meters and Electronic Reading Systems Manufacturing
International Paper Prattville Mill 539 Liner Board Manufacturing
Webster Industries, Inc.    501 Plastic Freezer and Garbage Bag Manufacturing
Big Lots Stores, Inc. 500 Miscellaneous Consumer Goods
Laboratory Corporation of America    500 Medical Research
Hewlett Packard 485 Call Center
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Montgomery   412 Hospitals/Clinics
Russell Brands LLC  412 Sportswear

2013

Largest Industrial & Manufacturing Employers

Company Employees      
Product
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC  3,100  Automobiles
MOBIS Alabama, LLC 1,221 Cockpit & Chassis Modules, Bumper Assembly & Service Parts
Rheem Water Heaters 1,173 Water Heaters
GKN Aerospace 1,000 Aircraft Parts
Koch Foods   900 Poultry Processing
US Foodservice 600 Food and Beverage Products
Neptune Technology Group, Inc. 550 Water Meters and Electronic Reading Systems
International Paper Prattville Mill   539 Liner Board
Webster Industries, Inc. 501 Plastic Freezer and Garbage Bags
Big Lots Stores, Inc.   500 Miscellaneous Consumer Goods
Russell Brands LLC   412 Sportswear
Lear Corporation-Montgomery 410 Automobile Seats
Glovis America 380 Logistics
Hanil USA 330 Fuel System Components
Montgomery Coca Cola Bottling Company 320 Beverage Bottling/Distribution
SABIC Innovative Plastics  315 Plastic Resin
Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. 300 Branded Pharmaceuticals
Madix, Inc. 300 Shelving and Store Fixtures
Smith Industries, Inc./Jay R. Smith Manufacturing Co. 300 Commercial Plumbing Equipment
Winn Dixie Distribution Center 300 Perishable Food Items Warehousing and Distribution

2013

 

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