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  • As the state capital — packed with government buildings filled with state workers — and the home of a major military base, Montgomery may not spring to mind when you think about manufacturing. But maybe it should. The Montgomery metro area is home to 325 manufacturing companies, which together employ more than 17,400 people who produce a wide range of products, everything from cars and aircraft parts to water heaters, surgical equipment and sports drinks. All combined, the area’s manufacturing sector has an almost $5 billion overall economic impact on Montgomery County, and in direct impact, represents $1.5 billion of the county’s $12.6 billion economy. 


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  • The legal profession is one of the world’s oldest and most enduring. Today, it is estimated that there are 1.33 million practicing attorneys in the United States. Montgomery County has an impressive number on its own; according to the Alabama State Bar Association, there are currently 1,600 lawyers here. 


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  • The number of freelancers and independent contractors in our country is on the rise, and there’s no sign of this growth slowing. In fact, the shift from “traditional” employment arrangements is gaining enough speed to be deemed a true driver of the economy. 

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  • The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the accompanying Legacy Museum have contributed major buzz in the ongoing conversation that’s put an international spotlight on Montgomery, one that’s still bright despite the pandemic. 

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