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1 Demopolis, Alabama Demopolis, “The City of the People” is a small, thriving community in the midst of a rural area with many valuable resources: Rich Natural Resources High Worker Productivity Near some Major Transportation Venues Access to two Major Waterways

2 Strategic Location Demopolis is located in the area of the “Automobile Corridor” providing easy access to Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, and Nissan operations. Its location also lends itself to being an attractive place for wood- related industries and their corresponding by- products

3 Highway 80, Highway 43, and Interstates 20 and 59 connect west- central Alabama to four major cities in greater Alabama. Highway 80 also serves as the primary transportation corridor for highway traffic to and from central Mississippi and Montgomery, Alabama. Linden Demopolis Eutaw York Livingston Butler Thomasville Grove Hill Jackson Mobile Camden Selma Marion Montgomery Greensboro Tuscaloosa 80 43 11 20 59 Birmingham 84 Transportation: Highways

4 Transportation: Public Use Airports Demopolis is home to the Demopolis Airport and is located near several major Airways: Birmingham International: 115mi Montgomery Regional: 95mi Meridian Regional (MS): 59mi

5 Birmingham Tuscaloosa Eutaw Greensboro Marion Selma Montgomery Camden Grove Hill Jackson Mobile Thomasville Butler York Livingston Linden Demopolis Transportation: Railroads

6 Tennessee River Tenn-Tom Waterway Birmingham Tuscaloosa Black Warrior River Tombigbee River Montgomery Selma Alabama River Camden Marion Greensboro Eutaw Demopolis Livingston York Butler Linden Thomasville Grove Hill Jackson Mobile Transportation: Waterways Demopolis is situated on the southern end of the Tennessee Tombigbee Water System and is only 212 miles from the Port of Mobile. Barge traffic of coal, chemicals, petroleum, and agricultural products moves past pushed by tugboats that salute residents with their horns in passing.

7 Industrial Parks The City of Demopolis has two industrial parks. The South Industrial Park has over 80 acres available with all major utilities present. The Airport Industrial Park has over 140 acres available and has all major utilities present with limited sewer connectivity.

8 DEMOPOLIS AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL PARK DEMOPOLIS INDUSTRIAL PARK SOUTH Industrial Parks The Demopolis Airport Industrial Park has over 100 acres of available property. The South Industrial Park is located off Marengo County Highway 21 (2 miles south of U.S. Hwy. 80). It is a fully developed site with paved roads, city water, and sewer system. Current tenants include: Jennings Service Company, Arrow Management Services, Gaddy Electric & Plumbing Services, Foster Farms, Waste Management, and J&M Roofing and Metal.

9 Site NameCityCounty Avail. Acreage Total Acreage RailZone Airport Industrial Park DemopolisMarengo100 < 500ftAgricultural Curtis SiteDemopolisMarengo47 < 500ft Heavy Industrial Industrial Park SouthDemopolisMarengo78135< 1 mile Heavy Industrial Jane's SiteDemopolisMarengo12 Spur Available Heavy Industrial Linden Industrial Park LindenMarengo250 Adjacent Track Heavy Industrial Miller Site 1DemopolisMarengo22 Spur Available Heavy Industrial Miller Site 2DemopolisMarengo17 Spur Available Heavy Industrial Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Marengo County

10 CountyPopulationMedian Age Choctaw County15,92237.9 Clarke County27,86735.5 Dallas County46,36535.3 Greene County9,97435.9 Hale County17,18534.4 Marengo County22,53936.4 Perry County11,86133.3 Sumter County14,79832.1 Wilcox County13,18333.8 Total179,69435.0 Census 2000 Area Population

11 Workforce Data Demopolis is proud to have one of the most productive workforces in the area.

12 Labor ForceEmployedUnemployedRate Choctaw4,6404,2304108.9% Greene3,3102,93038011.5% Hale6,6706,1706008.9% Marengo11,43010,8705604.9% Perry3,8703,46041010.6% Sumter4,8704,4204509.2% Area underemployment is over 28%. Approximately 9,200 working individuals can be considered part of the available labor pool in addition to the 2,810 unemployed workers in the area. Underemployment workers represent a significant pool of labor who have demonstrated a trackable work ethic. Area Workforce

13 Major Employers Firm Georgia-Pacific Paper Company Linden Lumber Company Rock-Tenn Paper Company Tombigbee Healthcare Authority Wal-Mart Super Center New Era Cap Company Foster Farms Southern Pride Catfish (Demopolis) Southern Pride Catfish (Greensboro) Harvest Select (Eutaw) Harvest Select (Uniontown) Greene County Steam Plant Cemex Dana-Suttles Trucking / Southern Tank Prystup Packaging Wallace Wood Products Hexion Chemical South Fresh Feeds Product Paper Products Hardwood Flooring Paper Products Health Care Provider Retail Sales Major League Baseball Caps Corn Dog Producer Catfish Processing Electricity Portland Cement Plant Materials Handling Folding Carton Wood Veneer Resin/Formaldehyde Feed Mill Employees 1,300 550 460 380 310 275 270 260 225 180 175 120 95 90 52 30 The City of Demopolis is committed to working in conjunction with the Alabama Industrial Development Training Program and local college systems to help ensure a capable, dependable, and well trained, work force for the area.

14 Job TitleLow Entry WageWeighted Average Wage A/P Mechanics$10.00$16.38 Accounts Rec./Payable Clerk$8.00$12.90 Computer Operator$9.36$13.90 Food-Processing Line$5.15$6.75 General Office Clerk$5.50$6.50 Electrician$10.00$25.31 Heavy Equipment Operator$6.00$14.58 Line Assembler$5.50$10.10 Line Supervisor$8.89$23.88 Retail Sales$5.15$7.50 Machine Operator w/Set-Up$6.00$14.58 Machinist A$11.88$17.77 Welder$9.00$15.44 *Information provided by survey conducted for Region 6 by The Pathfinders of Dallas, Texas Sample Wage Summary

15 Quality of Life

16 Healthcare Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital: Demopolis is a regional healthcare center for the area. It is home to the award-winning Tombigbee Healthcare Authority (THA), which operates a 99-bed hospital in Demopolis. THA provides a wide-range of inpatient and outpatient surgical care, Emergency Medical Services support, home-health, HealthSmart, Sleep Clinic, and Geri-psych services. Through a networking of various agencies within the Tombigbee Healthcare Authority, a broad range of healthcare services is available for patients in the medical service area. The Outpatient Service Center brings a number of specialists to the community for weekly clinics to supplement the numerous family healthcare doctors found in Demopolis.

17 Education InstitutionLocationDistance Alabama Southern Community College: Demopolis0mi Demopolis Campus University of West AlabamaLivingston26mi University of AlabamaTuscaloosa59mi

18 The Demopolis City School System includes 4 campuses with a total enrollment of about 1500 students. Demopolis City Schools

19 Demopolis features two 18-hole golf courses and the City of Demopolis operates a 300 acre SportsPlex facility that includes baseball, softball, and soccer fields, as well as, walking trails. The Theo Ratliff Activity Center is a community indoor gymnasium. Recreation Demopolis SportsPlex

20 Boating activity is abundant whether for fishing, water-skiing, or pleasure travel. The Demopolis Marina often hosts boaters traveling cross- country. Recreation

21 The beauty of West-Central Alabama has been preserved in several state parks including Foscue Park in Demopolis, and Chickasaw Park in Linden. Recreation

22 Demopolis hosts Christmas on the River, a week long festival that culminates with the Children’s Day parade and a night-time Nautical Parade where the floats really float! Events

23 Bluff Hall - Demopolis Gaineswood - Demopolis Lyon Hall - Demopolis Demopolis has three antebellum house museums. Bluff Hall and Lyon are thought to be the inspiration for Lionet in Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. Gaineswood is one of the nation’s best examples of Greek Revival architecture. Points of Interest

24 Thank you for visiting Demopolis. We hope to see you again soon. Sponsored by Industrial Development Board Thank You!

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