In The News

Find information about the Mobile Area Chamber and our recent activities and events; get fast facts about the area and peruse images of the region. Also, find out what others have been saying about our community.

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 2018 Annual Report.

2019 News Releases

January 30, 2019 – Mobile Area Chamber Releases Comprehensive Annual Report & Readies for 182nd Annual Meeting

March 8, 2019 – Big 5 Chambers and CCAA Join The BCA in Support of The Rebuild Alabama Act


2018 News Releases

September 26, 2018 – 12 Million Cubic-Foot Cold Storage Facility Coming to Mobile

May 24, 2018 – Mobile Area Chamber Names the Finalists for Small Business of the Year

May 17, 2018 – Pork & Politics in the Park set for Tuesday, May 22

April 16, 2018 – David Rodgers Promoted to Economic Development Vice President

March 1, 2018 – Mobile’s Aerospace Industry Logs Homegrown Announcement

January 24, 2018 – Another Successful Year – Mobile Area Chamber Releases its Comprehensive 2017 Annual Report & Readies for its 181st Annual Meeting

2017 News Releases

October 24, 2017 – Chamber Hosts NASA Vendor Expo

October 5, 2017 – Mobile Area Chamber Names 2017 Eagle Award Winners & Minority Business Advocate

August 22, 2017 – Business Expo 2017

August 17, 2017 – Mobile Welcomes New Safran Facility

March 29, 2017 – Walmart Selects Mobile as Site for Distribution Center

March 14, 2017 – Andy Newton Named Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Entreprenuer

March 8, 2017 – Three Mobile Local Companies Stand Out – One Will Be Named Small Business of the Year

March 6, 2017 – Healthcare Careers in the Forefront (Recruiting Young)


2016 News Releases

December 14, 2016 – Lenzing Group Announces $293 Million Expansion

October 31, 2016 – Mobile Veterans Honor Local Coast Guard as 2016 Patriots of the Year

October 6, 2016 – Mobile Area Chamber Recognizes Economic Growth and Names Manufacturer and Innovator of the Year

October 4, 2016 – Mobile Area Chamber Eagle Award Winners & Minority Business Advocate

May 19, 2016 – Grace Pilot Named Outstanding Entrepreneur by the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce

April 26, 2016 – Three Small Businesses Stand Out – One Will Be Named the Mobile Area Chamber’s Small Business of the Year

March 31, 2016 – First Young Entrepreneurs Class to Present their Case for Business Funding April 4

March 25, 2016 – 1702 Kicks Off Second Year: Bringing Silicon Valley’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to Mobile

March 23, 2016 – Danby Group Announces Warehouse & Distribution Center in Saraland

February 24, 2016 – U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Coming to Mobile

February 18, 2016 – Annual Health Occupations Career Fair Addresses Top Demand Occupations in Mobile County

February 11, 2016 – Mobile Area Chamber to Host Two Political Forums

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

2014 – MSN ranked Mobile the 10th “hottest” city in America – calling Mobile “the “Southern Trading Hub of the US”

December 2014 – Recipient of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Team Grant

November 2014Business Insider Australia ranked Mobile among the 15 Hottest American Cities for 2015

November 2014Global Trade Magazine named Mobile among America’s Best Cities for Global Trade

June 2014Business Facilities ranked Mobile third in its Top 10 US Metro with Highest Economic Development Growth Potential

May 2014 – The Wall Street Journal takes a look at manufacturing jobs and highlights Mobile’s job growth..

March 2014 – WalletHub – Top 150 Best Cities to Start a Business

February/March 2013 – fDiIntelligence – Mobile was one of only two cities to receive two awards from the international business magazine fDi Intelligence, a publication of Financial Times.

September/October 2012 – Business Facilities issue – Editors’ Location Pick – Mobile was named an Editors’ Location Pick by Business Facilities – a feature spotlighting up-and-coming locations.

Summer 2012 – Southern Business & Development – A New Day in Paradise – Southern Business and Development named Mobile one of its Top 10 successful aviation and aerospace clusters in the South.

2012 – Milken Institute – Best Performing Cities – Mobile’s performance in job and wage growth earned the Port City the 34th spot in Milken Institute’s annual list of Best-Performing Cities of the nation’s top 200 metro areas.

2011 – Business Facilities – 2011 Metro Ranking Report – Top 10 Logistics/Distribution and Shipping Hubs – Among its strengths, Mobile has a deep water port, container terminal, two airports, five class one railroads and two major interstate systems.

April 2011 – fDi (Foreign Direct Investment) – America’s Cities of the Future 2011/12 – In its first ever ranking of America’s Cities of the Future 2011/2012, fDi Magazine ranked Mobile in the No. 10 spot among small cities defined as those with a population of 100,000 to 250,000.

April 2011 – Southern Business & Development – 10 Pro Business Beach Communities and Top 10 Comeback Kids – Southern Business and Development recognized the Mobile area’s economic efforts several times in its Winter 2011 “Top 10” issue.

January 2011 – IHS Global Insight – IHS Global Insight projected employment will grow in Mobile by 2.07 percent a year between 2010 and 2016, ranking Mobile No. 73 among 392 urban areas examined by the economic forecasting firm. Mobile is projected to have the second fastest job growth among Alabama and Gulf Coast metro areas.

April 13, 2010 –  Best Places for Business and Careers – Ranked among the 200 largest metropolitan statistical areas, Mobile landed at No. 62 in Forbes’ annual Best Places for Business and Careers list. Among the indicators, the city ranked No. 5 in both projected economic and job growth, and No. 35 in the cost of doing business category.

March, 2010 – The Economist – Alabama’s Small Cities are Poised for Recovery – ThyssenKrupp earned the lead paragraph in a story published in the March 13-17 issue of The Economist. The feature on Alabama’s economy also highlighted Mobile’s No. 12 job growth ranking by Moody’s

March 18, 2010 – CNN – Building Up America – In its Building Up America series, CNN featured Mobile, Ala., Horizon Shipbuilding’s effort to win international customers, and the state’s international trade efforts.