Don’t forget… we make rockets here. If you are looking for a job, we are confident our local employers can help you launch your career to new heights. If you are an entrepreneur, we are #1 in the state for entrepreneurship. If you are looking to locate your business, Decatur routinely ranks nationally in Site Selection Magazine. If working directly with United Launch Alliance or Beyond Gravity isn’t your exact mission, there are many career opportunities to be found with one of our local employers.
In 2021, Business Alabama ranked The E-Center (Decatur-Morgan County Entrepreneurial Center) Number 1 in the state for most incubator tenants AND the highest number of companies that have graduated from the incubator. We also started the state’s first CEO program where high school entrepreneurs start real businesses.
The Morgan County Economic Development Association exists solely to stimulate, promote, and assist in the development of new industries and the expansion and development of our existing industries. Their excellence in fulfilling that mission has earned recognition as well, routinely ranking in the top 10 for Metros of Less than 200,000 by Site Selection Magazine. MCEDA’s President and CEO Jeremy Nails was awarded the top state economic development award in 2019.
Don’t miss out on the powerful opportunities for support, networking, community engagement, and advocacy this organization provides. The Chamber also has earned recent recognition for excellence, with CEO Crystal Brown named the Chamber Professional of the Year in 2020 by the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama.
Decatur made history by being the first community in the country to create a comprehensive incentive package to attract STEM Grads to become residents of the community. The incentives go far beyond student loan payment assistance and include connecting you to social events with other young professionals and community leaders, providing personal assistance and recommendations, and more.