Your Guide to Birmingham

Why Build In Birmingham?

From the city’s beginnings to present day, Birmingham has always been a city of pioneers. It is a city of builders, innovators and entrepreneurs. It is a city of doers.

Whether you are a local entrepreneur, a small startup looking for a new headquarters location or a big company vying to add a new office somewhere, let us tell you why Birmingham is the best place to build your business.

3. Birmingham is home to diverse, top-notch talent.

The region’s two- and four-year colleges and universities produce over 23,000 graduates each year. At 10 percent growth over the past five years, the region’s talent pipeline is growing nearly twice as fast as the national average. Not only are we growing, our talent is diverse and graduating from top-ranked programs:
  • Alabama’s home to 15 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), more than any other state
  • UAB ranked No. 1 in the U.S., and in the top 12 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2019 Young University Rankings.
  • Four out of ten UAB students are from underrepresented groups