Economic Development

Some Recent Highlights


  • EADS Tanker Project - The company is proposing to build the next generation of aerial refueling tankers for the Department of Defense at Mobile's Brookley Field. The contract is valued at $40 billion.
  • ThyssenKrupp Steel - Opens a $4.5 billion facility in 2010; anticipating hiring 2,700 employees.
  • SSAB Steel: $287 million plant expansion underway in Axis that will create 137 new jobs averaging $90,000 per year.
  • Ryla Inc.: Teleservices center in Saraland with 700 employees and goal of 1,200 jobs by December, 2011.
  • Austal USA - Recently broke ground on expansion that will increase workforce to more than 2,000. Building state-of-the-art ships for the U.S. Navy, high-speed ferries, and more on the Mobile River.
  • Mobile Container Terminal - This $300 million facility opened November 2008 on the Mobile riverfront, home to the nation's 10th largest port.
  • Airbus - Already operating an engineering facility at Brookley and considering building commercial jets in Mobile.
  • 7,250 new full-time jobs created 2004-2007

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