Industry, Military, Tourism, Higher Education
Strategically located at the intersection of Interstate 65 and Interstate 85, Montgomery offers substantial economic diversity. It is home to state and regional governments and is the capital of Alabama and the county seat of Montgomery County.
Montgomery is industry based, with wholesale and retail trade, as well as tourism and the service industry.
Montgomery has a large military presence due to Maxwell Air Force Base; public universities Alabama State University, Troy University (Montgomery campus), and Auburn University at Montgomery; private colleges/universities Faulkner University and Huntingdon College; high-tech manufacturing and cultural attractions such as the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
Of all the historic cities in the U.S., Montgomery, Alabama most inspired the readers of USA TODAY and 10 Best helping it to garner the highest number of votes as “Best Historic City in the U.S.A.”
Montgomery has won several additional national awards including being named an “All-America City” in 2014 by the National Civic League, being named a "Top City for Job Growth" in 2014 by ziprecruiter.com, and being named the “happiest city in Alabama.” Montgomery has also been nationally recognized for its successful, and ongoing downtown revitalization and new urbanism projects, with Montgomery having been one of the first cities in the nation to implement Smart Code Zoning, a unified land development ordinance template for planning and urban design.
This southern city holds a legendary place in history as a cornerstone of the civil rights movement.
Visit Montgomery, Alabama
City of Montgomery
Montgomery Chamber of Commerce
City Data – Montgomery
Maxwell Air Force Base
Montgomery Regional Airport
Alabama State University
Troy University at Montgomery
Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts