Why Tuskegee?


One of Tuskegee’s strategic strengths is its location. Tuskegee is in the middle of the hottest industrial corridor in Alabama. Situated between the bustling sectors of Montgomery, AL and Auburn/Opelika, AL area, Tuskegee is positioned to serve the ever expanding automotive manufacturers (Hyundai and Kia) and others located in this area. Ground, rail (including CSX site) and air transportation is easily accessed.

Business Climate

Tuskegee offers both industrial and retail opportunities within easy commute from I-85. The Tuskegee Commerce Park 2 minutes from Exit 38 off of I-85 is a 100 acre location with sites ranging from 15 acres to 20 acres.

Retail-wise, Tuskegee is an underserved community with a growing population base (citizens, tourists, Tuskegee University students). Currently lacking many of the popular retailers especially restaurants, hotels and specialty stores.

Workforce Availability

Available workforce training can easily be found in the Tuskegee/Macon County area. There are a number of state sponsored programs available to provide whatever specialized training or skill development that is needed.

Tax, incentives and development funds available

The state of Alabama offers an array of tax and non-tax incentives that could be available for your project. The Economic Development division will work with you to see which are available to you. For an overview of state incentives, click here. We will work with you to identify local business development funds that may be available for your project.

Tourist Attractions

Because of its historical sites, Tuskegee is not only an ideal place to do business; it is a great place to visit. Each year thousands of tourists flood to Tuskegee from nearby locations as well as from locations throughout the United States. Some of Tuskegee’s most visited sites include:

  • Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
  • Tuskegee University
  • George Washington Carver Museum/The Oaks
  • Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center
  • Tuskegee National Forest