Economic Development

Arab, Alabama is the ideal location for the growth or relocation of a business.  It’s a place where businesses will find the resources, infrastructure, highly-skilled & qualified workforce, and market accessibility for success.  Arab is a place where citizens will find a high quality of life, low cost of living, top-ranked schools, low crime rates, and natural resources in abundance.

To ensure the economic vitality of our community and improve the quality of life for our citizens, the Director of Economic Development is actively engaged in all facets of development including:

  •  Retail Recruitment
  •  Downtown Revitalization
  •  Maintenance of Building & Site Database
  •  Compilation of Demographic Data
  •  Incentive Requests
  •  Industrial Development
  •  Existing Industry Expansion
  •  Tourism Opportunities & Promotion
  •  Grant initiation and administration

Arab Retail Trade Area

Facts & Figures ● Market Highlights
Community Demographic Profile
Retail Gap Analysis
Psychographic Profile

Available Properties

Arab Industrial Park
Aerial footage of Northridge Property – 21 acres on Hwy 231Available Commercial Property – North Brindlee Mountain Parkway ● US Hwy 231

Marshall County Economic Development Council

The Marshall County Economic Development Council is a non-profit economic development agency that recruits new businesses, assists existing businesses in retention and expansion efforts, and is an assistance agency to local county and municipal governments in their economic and community development efforts.

Available buildings in Marshall County  

Melissa Cook, IOM
Director of Economic Development

Arab City Hall
740 North Main Street
Arab, Alabama 35016

 Office Hours:
Monday – Friday



Arab City Hall

740 North Main Street
Arab, Alabama 35016

Monday - Friday

F: 256.586.9711

Mission Statement

The City of Arab has a mission to foster and sustain a living environment that cultivates progressive awareness and the acceptance of diverse cultural differences, while maintaining a wholesome family atmosphere.

The mission also includes an improved quality of life through economic growth and development, continuously seeking ways to increase revenues, and the ongoing expansion of local Infrastructure.