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The Mobile Area Chamber is working on four core areas – JOBS | ADVOCACY | VALUE | EXCELLENCE

Find out all you need to know about Mobile in the Guide to Mobile.

Find out what the Chamber is doing for you in our 2019 Annual Report.

2017 – Business Facilities named Mobile No. 2 as economic growth potential among cities with less than 300,000 residents and No. 8 among cities with the lowest cost of living.

2017 – Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) released its American Cities of the Future 2017/18 and  Mobile landed No. 3 in the Small Cities – FDI strategy category. (April 2017)

2016 – Smithsonian’s Air & Space magazine’s July issue followed Mobile’s pursuit of the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing facility from start to finish in an eight-page spread. (2016)

2016 – Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) magazine published its 2016 Aerospace Cities of the Future. In the accompanying article, the magazine named Mobile as one of eight cities getting it right when it comes to top-quality education and training programs as well as logistical excellence. (2016)

2016 – Southern Business and Development also recognized Mobile’s burgeoning aerospace industry, listing the city one of three Best Mid-Markets in the Mid-South. (2016)

2016 – Mobile’s manufacturing growth continues to draw attention. New Geography, a website covering demographic, social and economic trends, ranked Mobile No. 4 on its 2016 list of Best Cities for Job Growth in the mid-sized cities category. (2016)

2016 –, in determining the “Best U.S. Cities for Boat Owners,” put Mobile in the 9th spot. (May 2016)

2016 – released a report listing Mobile as No. 37 out of 338 metro areas as one of the best places in the U.S. for women entrepreneurs. The news came on American Business Women’s Day, Sept. 22, 2016. (September, 2016)

2016 – Wallet Hub named Mobile 44th on its list of 150 Most Fun Cities in America. The ranking was based on entertainment & Recreation; nightlife & parties; and costs. (September 2016)

2016 – listed Mobile as the 5th cheapest retirement city in America. (October 2016)

2015 – Thrillist named Mobile as one of America’s 8 Most Overlooked Small Cities

2015 – fDi magazine ranked Mobile 5th in the Small American Cities of the Future 2015/2016 – Business Friendly

2015 – ranked Mobile 1st among Mid-sized Cities for New Manufacturing Growth

2015 – CNN Money ranked Mobile 5th nationwide for a “living wage”

2015 – nerdwallet ranked Mobile 10th among Top 10 US Cities on the Rise and 11th among Cities with the Fastest Growing Incomes

2015 – ZipRecruiter ranked Mobile 19th among Top Southern cities for jobs