ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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Ozark-Dale County 

Economic Development Corporation

www.odedc.com

Office Hours: 8-5 M-F

3247 Hwy 231 South

(Inside the Ozark Airport Blackwell Field)
Ozark, AL 36360
334-443-2000


Email: info@odedc.com

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.

Doing Business in Ozark - Click here for information on starting a business and obtaining a business license.

Community Information - Click here for statistical and demographic information of Ozark

Available Buildings & Sites - Local, regional, and national businesses looking to make Ozark your new home - Click here for more information.

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 - (ODEDC) 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

(334) 774-5262  

                       

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 please call (334) 774-5262 or e-mail revenue@ozarkal.gov.

For more information concerning:

  • Building Permits

  • Inspection

  • Planning Commission �

  • Board of Zoning and Adjustments

 

Call (334) 774-9190

 

DOING BUSINESS IN OZARK

 

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

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:          39 degrees F 

Average January high:         65 degrees F 

Average July low:                59 degrees F 

Average July high:               89 degrees F 

Top 10 empLoyers in Dale County

Top 10 manufacturing empLoyers

in Dale County

OZARK TECHNOLOGY CENTER & EAST GATE BUSINESS PARK

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Mission Statement: 

To provide an environment that is conducive to the success and growth of new and expanding businesses, create regional job opportunities, and expand the regional economy.

 

Services:

Ozark Technology Center provides the following services:

  • Flexible and affordable space for lease

  • Copier and fax machine

  • 24-hour building access 

  • Loading and receiving dock

  • Assistance with business planning and financing

  • Small business resource library

  • Use of conference room

  • Lighted, ample parking

  • Professional support staff

 

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

3269 US Highway 231 South, Ozark, Alabama 36360

Tire Manufacturing

Aviation Maintenance

Structural Steel Fabrication

Metal Fabrication

Metal Fabrication

Helicopter Refurbishing & Maintenance

Saw Blades

Utility & Heavy Equipment Trailers

Fertilizer Micronutrients & Soluble 

Heavy Duty Hydraulic Lifts

 School Enrollment 

 

99

 

 

1,012

854

837

 

201

 

 

2,718

4,651

989

1,932

                      Education                 

 

Private/Parochial School                                    

Public Schools (City)

Elementary                                                     

Middle                                                               

Senior High/Vocational                                                                  

Other (Non-Profit)                                                                           

Public Schools (County)

K through 12/Vocational                                  

Wallace Community College                           

Alabama Aviation College                           

(Enterprise-Ozark Community College)           

Troy University Dothan                               

Source: Ozark City School files

 # Schools

1

 

 

3

1

1

1

East Gate Clients


Living Covenant Church

Edward Douglas, Pastor

Suites 101/102/103

334-237-2480

 

Sombrero Salsa Company

Ben Brown / Kevin Smith

334-774-2077

Aviation Maintenance

Tire Manufacturing

Education

Hospital Services

Aviation Maintenance

Education

Headquarters & Distribution

Asphalt

Aviation Simulation

Structural Steel Fabrication

The Staff at Ozark Technology Center is dedicated to providing exceptional service to the clients of the incubator.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the incubator staff for assistance. If you desire an application

or more information concerning the incubator, please contact the Ozark Dale County Economic Development Corporation at 334-443-2000 or info@odedc.com.

  

Mayor Mark Blankenship                                      
Mayor                                                                

 

Advisory Board

The seven-member Advisory Board is appointed by the Ozark City Council and is made up of representatives throughout the seven-county region.

Place 1:  Scott Farmer  - Representing Southeast AL Regional Planning & Development

Place 2:  Brenda Simechak - Representing City Council / Ozark City Schools

Place 3:  Dr. Carl Schauble - Vice President - Representing the Community 

Place 4:  Mike Brauer - President - Representing the Industrial Development Board

Place 5:  Matt Rogers - Representing the Colleges

Place 6:  Kathleene Waters - Representing the Community 

Place 7:  Steve McKinnon - Representing Dale County Commission

Derek Dickens - Representing Ozark Economic Development Board 

ODEDC President

 

 

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Eastgate Business Park

Ozark Technology Center Clients
  

Technical Testing Services

Jay Harbert

Bay #118

Strategic Live Sound

Jimmy "JC" Culbreth and Taiwan Truitt

Bay #119

American Quality Exteriors

Eric Sheppard

Bay #120 / Bay #121

Alabama Career Center

Sylvester Thrash

Every Thursday  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Suite #130

 

Located at 406 Ben Street, Ozark, Alabama
(At the Ozark-Ft Rucker Gate)  

 

Available:

 

  • Flexible and affordable space for lease

  • Lighted, Ample Parking