The Southeast Gas region has a strong manufacturing heritage that supports a variety of existing industry and draws new manufacturers to the area. Recent success in the region continues to build the case for manufacturing. The manufacturing workforce in the region is 12 percent of the employed population.

  • Nearly 1 million population in the region
  • Labor force of more than 430,000
  • 5,674 degrees awarded in the region related to High Value-Added Manufacturing (2017)
  • 537 degrees awarded in Mechanic and Repair Technologies (2017)
  • 433 degrees awarded in Precision Production (2017)
  • Production workforce of 45,000
  • Existing pool of high-demand workers for High Value-Added Manufacturing
Thriving Business
  • Variety of companies the area can support illustrated by Hyundai, AJIN USA, Wayne Farms, Rheem Water Heaters and Sikorsky Helicopter
  • Existing pool of high-demand occupations and skills-transferable occupations
Area Assets
  • Interstate highways provide logistical advantage
  • Centrally located access to regional, national and international markets
  • Competitive pricing of electric/natural gas for industrial use
  • Tax-exempt financing available for new industrial facilities
  • Excellent vocational training
  • 22 colleges & universities in the region
  • Engineering related programs in area
  • Availability of fully served industrial sites
  • Affordable cost of living
Related Manufacturing Existing Pool of High-Demand Occupations, 2018

Southeast Gas Region and Subregions

The Southeast Gas region comprises 18 counties in southeast Alabama that are served by Southeast Gas. These counties are Barbour, Butler, Chambers, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Escambia, Henry, Houston, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Pike and Russell. Given the diversity of this territory, Garner Economics divided the region into two subregions: North and South. The map above illustrates the subregions for the purposes of the Garner Economics Target Industries Study. This subdivision was accomplished based on industry clusters by county.

Smell Gas. Act Fast.

If you smell rotten eggs, leave the area and dial 911 to report an emergency or call Southeast Gas at 800-660-8683 to report a possible natural gas leak.
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