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Etowah County's diverse industrial base has a concentration of metalworking companies and support services, augmented by cutting-edge technology training facilities. Our public schools were the first in the state to offer a Tech Prep diploma curriculum. Our large community college offers a variety of engineering technology degree programs, including Machine Tool Technology. And our manufacturing technology center was named one of the best in the nation.

Local training is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, and chapters of NTMA and ASQ provide certification programs. In addition, companies in Gadsden are offered assistance in plant layout, work cell integration, industrial engineering, operator development, CAD implementation, CAM, CIM, CNC, MRP, LEAN manufacturing, automated control systems including PLCs, supply chain management, and such quality systems as ISO, QS, TS and Six Sigma.  

This is also the center for transportation services, health care, social services, retail and wholesale trade, financial and legal services, communications, recreational opportunities and cultural attractions in northeast Alabama. Located on Interstate Highway 59, we are 60 miles (97 km) northeast of Birmingham, 90 miles (145 km) southwest of Chattanooga and 120 miles (193 km) west of Atlanta.

With populations of 37,000 in the city, 75,000 in the urban area, 104,000 in the county and 384,000 in a 30-mile/48-kilometer radius, Gadsden is a Keep America Beautiful national award-winner, a recipient of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' City Livability Award, and was designated an All-America City by the National Civic League.

 


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Watch below to see Gadsden featured on "Today in America" hosted by Terry Bradshaw


 

Recent News

Employment and Unemployment in the Gadsden MSA, 2009-2013

March 18th, 2014

 

McCain looks to more local growth in 2014

January 11th, 2014

Several projects on which the Gadsden-Etowah Industrial Development Authority has worked for several years will add new jobs to the local economy in 2014, according to Executive Director Mike McCain.

Employment Numbers Are Encouraging

December 21st, 2013

The annual unemployment rate in Etowah County has been declining since 2009 and that trend will continue for 2013, according to Mike McCain, executive director of the Gadsden-Etowah Industrial Development Authority.

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Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority
Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority
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One Commerce Square • Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: 256.543.9423 • Fax: 256.547.2351
Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority One Commerce Square, Gadsden AL 35901 Phone.256.543.9423 Fax.256.547.2351