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UA Economic Development Alliance

The University of Alabama Economic Development Alliance was formed in early 2012 to focus on the goal of expanding UA’s role in economic development outreach in Alabama. The Alliance consists of centers from across campus engaged full time in outreach that offer a diverse range of expertise and technical assistance available to help industry, organizations, and communities in the state and region. The economic outreach units below work together to serve as catalysts, facilitators, and collaborators for using the resources, expertise and intellectual assets of The University of Alabama to build and sustain viable economic opportunities throughout the state. The Alliance, which is coordinated by The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UACED), actively promotes its services and welcomes your inquiry:

Otis Tubbs outside his business on a sunny day

With help from SBDC, Otis Tubbs was able to start his own business, Tubbs Auto Sales LLC.

Area Profiles and Economic Impact Calculators
The University of Alabama provides areas profiles and a calculator for county-level economic impacts at