Located in North Alabama, about 20 minutes southwest of Huntsville, Decatur has a wide range of businesses and industries providing a strong economic base. Decatur’s home county of Morgan is expected to show significant growth over the next 10 years as the U.S. Department of Defense’s BRAC (Base Realignment and Closures) boosts the area’s population. [1. “About Morgan County”, decaturmorgancounty.com, n.d. Web 29 Aug. 2012]
Decatur is located within driving distance of other key metropolitan areas – about 1 hour from Birmingham, 1.5 hours from Nashville and 3.5 hours from Atlanta. Decatur’s accessibility via Interstate, rail and private plane have made Decatur a prime location for business. The city’s Pryor Field is Alabama’s busiest general aviation airport.
Decatur/Morgan County’s business climate is reflected in the key businesses and industries that have established locations in the area:
- 18 Fortune 500 Companies
- 9 Global 500 Companies
- United Launch Alliance, Nucor Steel, Daikin America and 3M
Alabama Media Group offers custom advertising solutions to reach this key business-focused market, which is already using AL.com, Alabama’s largest website. In June 2012, Morgan County accounted for 347,795 page views on AL.com. [2. Omniture Site Catalyst, June 2012] In addition to the power of AL.com, Alabama Media Group’s portfolio can reach Decatur/Morgan consumers via various channels of the digital landscape.