Agriculture and timber have long been staples of the Escambia County economy. City leaders realize however that in order to obtain Atmore’s future goals it will take more than tall pines and fertile farmland and a strong work ethic to attract industry these days. Consequently, our leaders have taken a pro-active approach to industrial recruitment including workforce development.
The city has built three speculative buildings in the 150-acre Atmore Industrial Park. Recently, the city has purchased acreage on Highway 21 and Interstate 65. Plans are underway to promote and market the Atmore 1-65 Business Park for retail development as well as industrial development.
Within the City of Atmore, industries offer a diverse set of products and services, including those that manufacture and machine components used in the aerospace and medical industries, produce automotive parts, produce carpet and metal fabrication. The City has secured federal and state funds for road improvements and municipal airport renovations, which make our downtown industrial park and Rivercane even more attractive to prospective industries. Managers of these companies agree that their loyal, hard-working employees make Atmore a great place in which to do business.
With recent renovations at the airport, our runway is now 5,025 feet in length. In order for insurance companies to allow jets to land, airport runways must have a minimum of 5,000 feet in length, which makes our airport more viable for business air travel. Grant opportunities continue to be sought to improve our roads and infrastructure
The City of Atmore also works in conjunction with the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce and the Escambia County Industrial Development Authority to attract new business and industry to the area while pursuing marketing strategies that promote the growth of our community and its existing industries. The City and Chamber are also working on beautification and hometown pride initiatives to enhance the downtown business district.