The Anniston Department of Economic Development assists companies in corporate, manufacturing, and retail development. Our economic development department is proactive and targeted on business sectors based on our workforce and resource strengths.
In Anniston, we desire to grow our business base through the creative use of real estate development practices in addition to continuing to provide quality infrastructure for our businesses. Our priorities will be extended toward value-added projects that bring in wealth from outside of the Anniston Region.
In addition to Corporate Development, the Department of Economic Development is also engaged in retail and downtown development through Main Street Anniston. Plans are underway to follow the best practices to take the downtown area around Noble Street and bring new dollars to its development. To learn more about starting a downtown business, please download our Downtown Business Resource Guide.
We embrace that we are a part of a greater region along Interstate 20 and that many of the businesses that are located in Anniston depend on the vast resources which are located in Anniston and our neighboring communities.
We invite you to contact our office for more details on your site search in the City of Anniston.
In July 2022, the Anniston City Planning Commission adopted the completed comprehensive plan. The community-based planning process was a year in the making that consisted of extensive data gathering, staff and community input, community design concept planning and formal public presentations. The plan is the document which guides city leaders in developing public policy addressing community needs and public investments.
2021 Coldwater Mountain Fat Tire Festival | Economic Impact Assessment
2021 Annual Report | JSU Center for Economic Development & Business Research
2015 – 2021 Permit Totals | JSU Economic Impact Study
Concept Plan Presentation of the 2021 Comprehensive Plan
Economic Impact of the 2021 Noble Street Festival & Alabama Cycling Classic
2020 Annual Report | JSU Center for Economic Development & Business Research
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce | 2021 Economic Forum
Learning about Opportunity Zone Investments
Downtown Anniston Market Snapshot
Economic Impact of New General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Courthouse Anniston, Alabama
EARPDC | Request for Public Input for 2022 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Draft
EARPDC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Update | 05/17/22
Calhoun Area MPO 2019 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update
GSA Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Cultural Resources Assessment (CRA) for the site acquisition/construction of a new U.S. Courthouse in Anniston
Bicycle Pedestrian Program Integration
City of Anniston Department of Economic Development
4309 McClellan Blvd, Anniston, AL 36206
Toby Bennington, Director of Economic Development and City Planning
Phone: (256) 241-7162