Economic Development Corporation
Office Hours: 8-5 M-F
3269 Hwy 231 South
Ozark, AL 36360
A great place to live, play and build a business, Ozark boasts a diversified economy, mild winter weather and a location convenient to several of the south's metropolitan areas. Complementing the city's inviting business climate and tax structure is a workforce equipped with career training from Ozark's educational institutions and those within commuting distance.
Ozark Technology Center & East Gate Business Park - Where business begins and industry grows in Southeast Alabama. Click here for more information on starting your small business with us.
Economic Development Links:
Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation - (ODEC) is a non-profit 501c6 organization located in Dale County Alabama. ODEC operates under a comprehensive but targeted three-year business plan which is developed and reviewed by investors from public government and private business within the Dale County trade area.
Economic Development Partnership of Alabama - EDPA is a totally private, non-profit organization committed to helping Alabama reach its full economic development potential.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.ODEDC.COM
Doing Business in Ozark
Before soliciting business, conducting trade or performing services within the city limits of the City of Ozark, a person or business must first obtain a valid City of Ozark Business License. It is imperative that one starts the application and approval process as far in advance before opening as possible. Licenses are based upon a calendar year - January 1st through December 31st and the license expires December 31st of each year, regardless of the date purchased.
Office hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except holidays.
For more information concerning:
Planning Commission �
Board of Zoning and Adjustments
Call (334) 774-9190
DOING BUSINESS IN OZARK
Experience outdoor fun season after season, year after year, in beautiful Ozark, Alabama.
Population Ozark Dale County MSA
1980 Census 12,205 47,821 122,453
1990 Census 13,030 49,633 130,964
2000 Census 15,119 49,129 137,926
2010 Census 14,907 50,251
Tri-state labor force: 168,000
The Ozark area is 409 feet above sea level.
Average annual rainfall: 59 inches
Average January low: 65 degrees F
Average January high: 39 degrees F
Average July low: 59 degrees F
Average July high: 89 degrees F
Education School Enrollment #Schools
Private/Parochial School 99 1
Public Schools (City)
Elementary 1,012 3
Middle 854 1
Senior High/Vocational 837 1
Other (Non-Profit) 201 1
Public Schools (County)
K through 12/Vocational 2,718
Wallace Community College 4,651
Alabama Aviation College 989
(Enterprise-Ozark Community College)
Troy University Dothan 1,932
Source: Ozark City School files
Dale County's Largest Employers
Army Fleet Support Aviation Maintenance
Michelin Tires and Related Products
PEMCO Aviation Maintenance
Dale Medical Center Hospital
Wal~Mart Super Center Retail
Board of Education Ozark City School System
Wiregrass Construction Contractor
Bell Helicopter (US Helicopter) Helicopter Maintenance & Refurbishing
CMI (C&S Door) Door Manufacturer
Hughes Enterprises Retail
Did you know...
Ozark was named the most Patriotic City in Alabama
Ozark is home to Fort Rucker, the "Home of Army Aviation."
Ozark is home to a renowned Aviation Training/Technical College.
Ozark was named one of the "top 25 places to retire in America" by Consumers Digest.
OZARK TECHNOLOGY CENTER & EAST GATE BUSINESS PARK
Located at 406 Ben Street, Ozark, Alabama
(At the Ozark-Ft Rucker Gate)
Flexible and affordable space for lease
Lighted, Ample Parking
3269 US Highway 231 South, Ozark, Alabama 36360
To provide an environment that is conducive to the success and growth of new
and expanding businesses, create regional job opportunities and expand the
Ozark Technology Center provides the following services:
Flexible and affordable space for lease
High speed internet access
Copier and fax machine
24 hour building access and security
Loading and receiving dock
Assistance with business planning and financing
Small business resource library
Use of conference room
Lighted, ample parking
Professional support staff
East Gate Clients
M1 Support Services
J. C. Culbreath