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Together we work

Our mission is to attract new industrial employers, retain and expand existing industry, and be a catalyst for workforce development, education and quality of life.

To us economic development is not an event, it’s a process and that process begins at birth. It takes the entire community working together to create the opportunities, incentives, abatements, and the workforce to accomplish our mission. We are responsible for marketing all of Selma and Dallas County including the 4 industrial parks and the flight line at Craig Field. The EDA works with local, state, and federal partners as well as local utilities to create a low-cost business-friendly environment, with easy access to major markets. With our high quality of life and low cost of living, we are an attractive place to live, work, and play.

Committed to recruiting new employers to Selma-Dallas County

We’ve helped 23 new industries locate in Selma-Dallas County since 2003. We’re motivated, and we’re highly responsive to new inquiries.

  • Advanced ATC

  • Aguila Recovery Products
  • Algix
  • Allstar Recycling
  • American Plane Painting Co.
  • Castle Rock Industries
  • City Jet / Turbine Worx

  • Coastal Recycling
  • Crop Production Services—Now Nutrien Ag Solutions
  • Crown Health Care Laundry Services
  • Dixie Pellets
  • Eovations, LLC
  • FEMA – Selma Staging Area
  • H & S Wood Products
  • HomTex, Inc.
  • Lear Selma
  • Mee Too
  • PalletOne of Alabama
  • Resicum International d.b.a. Aeropro

  • Seoyon E-Hwa Interior Systems
  • Sunbelt Forest Ventures
  • Timewell Drainage Products
  • Zilkha Biomass Energy

Success Story

International Paper invests over $600 Million in 2018 – 2022, protecting 700 jobs.

Working hard to help our existing industries be successful

We’ve helped twelve of our local industries expand since 2003, netting over 1,200 additional jobs.

  • Algix
  • American Apparel
  • Bush Hog
  • Dwell & Décor Outdoor (a.k.a. Plantation Patterns)
  • Global Security Glazing
  • Globe Metallurgical
  • Honda Lock America (a.k.a. HL-A)
  • International Paper
  • Lear Selma
  • Peerless Pumps (a.k.a. Labour Pumps & Grundfos)
  • Seoyon E-Hwa Interior Systems Alabama

  • Specialty Minerals

We have a history of investing where it matters

We invest in improvements that benefit our community and industries located here.
  • 2006-2014
    Invested $120,000 in a lease-option on an AdvantageSite plus $30,000 in geotechnicals.
  • 2013
    Invested $25,000 in an industrial access road for Zilkha Biomass.
  • 2004- 2015
    Worked with Lockheed-Martin and SES on large projects to provide flight training jobs at Craig Field and negotiated with Gov. Bentley on incentives for these projects.
  • 2010
    Contributed $50,000 to help save Bush Hog when the Selma plant was in danger of closing. Recognized as “Best Save” of the year by Business Alabama magazine.
  • 2017
    Assisted WCCS in building a Workforce Development Center.