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Quality Site

Ideally situated with 1,100 acres, this mega-site is the largest tract of land in North Alabama currently designated as an Alabama AdvantageSite and it is 100% county-owned. All due diligence has been completed and the site is ready for development. The Little Canoe Creek Mega-Site has proven infrastructure, location, utility availability, ideal configuration, and potential for future growth.


Quality Workforce


  • Regional Population: 1,200,000*
  • Regional Labor Force: 590,000 including 60,000 in manufacturing*
  • Educational Pipeline: 120,000 with Bachelor’s Degree (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

AdvantageSite Fact Sheet

Click the button below to download the Little Canoe Creek fact sheet.

Download Fact Sheet Little Canoe Creek Brochure

Quality Infrastructure

  • Highway Access: Adjacent to I-59 | US-11 On-site
  • Rail Access: Norfolk Southern, Main Line
       Distance to Rail Line: On-site
  • Electricity Provider: Alabama Power Company
  • 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 available
  • Distance to Regional Airport: 10 miles to Northeast Regional Airport
  • Distance to International Airport: BHM - 50 miles, ATL - 140

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