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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


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



All Sectors 7,671
Ag., forestry, fishing, hunting 34
Mining, quarrying, oil and gas 8
Utilities 40
Construction 530
Manufacturing 271
Wholesale trade 398
Retail trade 1,307
Transportation and warehousing 178
Information 136
Finance and insurance 550
Real estate, rental and leasing 332
Professional, scientific, technical 778
Mgmt of companies, enterprises 52
Administrative and support 365
Educational services 82
Health care and social assistance 879
Arts, entertainment, recreation 82
Accommodation and food services 711
Other services 917
Industries not classified 21

Source: County Business Patterns


  • 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.
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