Site Details

  • 1,100 acres
  • The largest tract of land in North Alabama is currently designated as an Alabama AdvantageSite / Due diligence completed
  • 100% county-owned
Site Information
Site Name: Northeast Alabama Regional "NEAR" Megasite
Address: 705 Bynum Industrial Drive, Attalla, AL 35954
Latitude/Longitude: 33.9646, -86.1643
Ownership: Etowah County Commission
Electricity Provider: Alabama Power 115kV substation
Location: On site
Natural Gas Multiple Providers
Gas Provider: Spire
Gas Main: 4"
Gas Pressure: 150 PSIG
Gas Provider: Boaz Gas Board
Gas Main: 4" & 8"
Gas Pressure: 290 PSIG
Water & Sewer
Water Provider: Utilities Board of Rainbow City
Water Supply: 16" Main with 500,000-gallon storage tank
Sewer Provider: Utilities Board of Rainbow City
Sewer Main Size: Proposed 12" -  in design
Telecom Provider: AT&T, fiber, and copper
Comcast Business Services, fiber
Zoning: No Zoning / Approved for Industrial
Acreage: 1,100 acres
Pad Size: 100 acres
Description of Topography: Flat and Slightly Rolling
Highway Access: Adjacent to I-59 and US-11
Distance to Regional Airport: Northeast Alabama - 10 miles
Distance to International Airport: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth - 50 miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta - 140 miles
Rail Access: Norfolk Southern Railroad
Rail Service: Main Line
Distance to Rail Line: On site


  • Adjacent to I-59 | US-11 on-site
  • Norfolk Southern, Main Line on site
  • Electricity Provider: Alabama Power Company
    New 115 kV substation being built on site in 2021
  • Natural Gas Providers: Southern Natural Gas, Spire, Boaz Gas Board
    Gas Mains: 4", 6", 8", 10", 12"
    Gas Pressure: 150 psi, 300 psi, 500 psi
  • Water Provider: The Utilities Board of Rainbow City
    Water Main Size: 12"
  • Sewer Provider: The Utilities Board of Rainbow City
    Sewer Main Size: 6"
  • Telecommunications Provider: AT&T
    Both Fiber and Copper are available
  • Distance to Regional Airport: 10 miles to Northeast Regional Airport
  • Distance to International Airport: BHM - 50 miles, ATL - 140


  • Regional Population: 1,200,000*
  • Regional Labor Force: 590,000, including 60,000 in manufacturing*
  • Educational Pipeline: 120,000 with Bachelor’s Degrees (or higher) and 15,000 Annual Graduates with Certificate or Associate’s Degree (or higher)
  • Strong Regional Industry Sectors include Automotive, Aerospace, Metalworking, and Food Processing
  • Labor Market Above National Average
  • Competitive Wages Below National and State Average
  • Alabama is a Right-to-Work State. No Union-positive Elections in Etowah County in 15 Years.

* Within a 60-minute drive of the mega-site

Quality of Life

  • Cost of Living: 85.6% of national average
  • Median Housing Cost: $138,000
  • Average Apartment Rent: $650
  • Healthcare Facilities: Gadsden Regional Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center
  • Educational Institutions: Gadsden State Community College, Jacksonville State University’s Gadsden Center, University of Alabama’s Gadsden Center
  • Thriving Historic Downtown Gadsden with Growing Arts and Entertainment District
  • Beautiful Nature and Outdoor Recreation, including Noccalula Falls Park, Coosa River & Neely Henry Lake, Martin Wildlife Park Trail, Twin Bridges Golf Course, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Lookout Mountain Parkway



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