Gadsden Industrial Development Authority
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Alabama Power Company

Alabama Power provides competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and quality service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.  More than 78,000 miles of power lines carry electricity to customers throughout 44,500 square miles.  It is one of four U.S. utilities operated by Southern Company, one of the nation's largest producers of electricity.

Its top priority is taking care of customers, keeping reliability high and power rates low.  It has consistently provided electricity more than 99 percent of the time while maintaining prices below the national average.

Celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2006, Alabama Power was one of the first utilities in the United States to create an economic development department and continues to play a major role in recruiting new industries and helping existing companies expand in the Gadsden area.  It has repeatedly been named a “Top Utility in Economic Development” by Site Selection Magazine.

Alabama Power offers more than 60 pricing options to meet the differing needs of customers. For assistance with rate and service information, contact Blair King, Manager, Economic Development and Existing Industry, (205) 257-2138,, or visit for economic development services and for electrical services and rates.


With roots going back to 1852, Spire is the largest natural gas utility in Alabama, serving approximately 510,000 customers in over 200 cities, towns and communities in central and south Alabama including Gadsden, Anniston, Auburn, Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa. Outside of Alabama, Spire serves 1.1 million customers in Missouri, primarily in St. Louis and Kansas City.

In Alabama, Spire purchases natural gas from over two dozen different suppliers through multiple interstate pipelines, and leverages significant underground storage and LNG peaking assets to provide competitive and reliable delivery of energy under firm or interruptible service. Large commercial/industrial customers have a designated business development representative for account management services at no cost to the customer.

Spire is a supporting partner of the Gadsden/Etowah County Industrial Development Authority’s efforts to recruit new and expand existing industries in Etowah County. For more information, contact Mike Swinson, Director of Economic Development at Mike Swinson, 205-326-8117,, or click

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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