Economic Base

Montgomery is a region of vast economic diversity. As the capital of Alabama, it is home to state and regional governments as well as Maxwell Air Force Base, a major military installation and site of the prestigious Air University.  An extensive service industry, wholesale and retail trade, and a thriving industrial base contribute to the city’s vibrant and well-balanced economic environment.


Largest Employers

Company/Organization

     

Employees

     

Product/Service

Maxwell Gunter Air Force Base

     

12,280

     

Federal Government

State of Alabama

     

11,639

     

State Government

Montgomery Public Schools

     

4,524

     

Public School System

Baptist Health

     

4,300

     

Hospitals/Clinics

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama

     

3,100

     

Automobile Manufacturing

Alfa Insurance Companies

     

2,568

     

Insurance Services

City of Montgomery

     

2,500

     

Local Government

MOBIS Alabama

     

1,400

     

Automobile Parts Manufacturing

Jackson Hospital & Clinic

     

1,300

     

Hospitals/Clinics

Koch Foods

     

1,250

     

Poultry Processing

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka

     

1,200

     

Casino/Hotel

Rheem Water Heaters

     

1,147

     

Water Heater Manufacturing

GKN Aerospace

     

1,000

     

Aircraft Parts Manufacturing

Baptist Medical Center South

     

980

     

Hospital

Regions Bank

     

977

     

Banks

U.S. Postal Service

     

900

     

Shipping Services

Creek Casino Montgomery

     

850

     

Casino

Glovis Alabama

     

832

     

Warehousing/Logistics

Alabama State University

     

792

     

University

Montgomery County Commission

     

700

     

Local Government

Alabama Power Company

     

660

     

Utility

Alorica

 

 

 

660

 

 

 

Call Center

Central AL Veterans Health Care System

     

600

     

Health Care Provider

*2017

Largest Industrial Employers

Company 

                                

Employees

                          

Product

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama

                 

3,100

             

Automobiles

MOBIS Alabama

                 

1,400

             

Automobile Parts

Koch Foods

                 

1,250

             

Poultry Processing

Rheem Water Heaters

                 

1,147

             

Water Heaters

GKN Aerospace

                 

1,000

             

Aircraft Parts

Glovis Alabama

                 

832

             

Warehousing/Logistics

US Foods

                 

600

             

Food/Beverage Products

International Paper-Prattville Mill

                 

575

             

Liner Board

Neptune Technology Group

                 

550

             

Water Meters/Reading Systems

Glovis America

                 

545

             

Logistics

Madix

                 

494

             

Shelving and Store Fixtures

Big Lots Stores, Inc.

                 

450

             

Miscellaneous Consumer Goods

Lear Corporation - Montgomery

                 

440

             

Automobile Seats

DAS North America, Inc.

                 

417

             

Automotive Seat Components

Berry Plastics

 

     

 

     

 

370

 

   

 

   

 

Plastic Freezer and Garbage Bags

STERIS Corporation

                 

340

             

Hospital Equipment

Hanil USA

                 

330

             

Plastic and Steel Tube Components

Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

                 

330

             

Branded Pharmaceuticals

*2017

total establishments

All Sectors 7,626
Ag., forestry, fishing, hunting 33
Mining, quarrying, oil and gas  9
Utilities 41
Construction 541
Manufacturing 268
Wholesale trade 414
Retail trade 1,303
Transportation and warehousing 177
Information 131
Finance and insurance 554
Real estate, rental and leasing 316
Professional, scientific, technical  766
Mgmt of companies, enterprises 50
Administrative and support 356
Educational services 82
Health care and social assistance 876
Arts, entertainment, recreation 80
Accommodation and food services 708
Other services  908
Industries not classified 15
Source: County Business Patterns

Did you know?

  • 110+ local IT organizations serve as the backbone of Air Force IT business operations support.
  • Tourism contributes $512M annually to Montgomery's economy.
  • Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base has an annual student throughput population of more than 34,000.