Limestone County is known for being home to beautiful natural sites and state parks, strong traditions like our annual Storytelling Festival, and our thriving manufacturing, technology, and business industries.
Business opportunities in Limestone County are ever-growing, with the economy having 10,000 jobs added within the last ten years.
If you're a new resident or business owner here in Limestone County, welcome to our charming region here in the Appalachian foothills. Currently, we know of at least 1,000 potential new residents and employees of suppliers linked to the upcoming Mazda Toyota plant located here in Athens, Alabama. We warmly welcome you and thank you for your contribution to our area's culture and economy.
As you come in from out of state, we wanted to highlight the active business community throughout our region, which includes cities such as Huntsville, Decatur, and Athens, and within popular industries such as automotive manufacturing, aeronautics, and technology.
Local business resources will streamline your transition to your new home and place of business. We've outlined some organizations and other resources we've found helpful to our business clients, especially clients in the automotive manufacturing and supplier industry.
Alabama Business Resources
Limestone County Chamber of Commerce
Chambers of Commerce are often a good starting point for connecting to others in your area and industry. The Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce increases your visibility in your area and engages you in the future of the community. Also, when consumers know that a small business is a member of their local chamber of commerce, they are 63% more likely to purchase from the company.
Huntsville Chamber of Commerce
Becoming a member of your local Chamber of Commerce can provide you with professional and social benefits such as exposure and networking, educational programs, exclusive services, and discounts. Chamber of Commerce membership in the region’s largest city is an investment in the future of your business in Huntsville, North Alabama and beyond.
Limestone County Economic Development Association (LCEDA)
LCEDA fosters the expansion of industries into Alabama by providing resources and information to businesses regarding available sites, business incentives, workforce development, and more. LCEDA is a great resource that supports your expansion into the region with customized services for your business’ specific needs.
Business Council of Alabama (BCA)
The BCA is a statewide business association that aims to represent the interests of its member companies that employ nearly one million Alabamians. Additionally, the BCA is a state partner of the National Association of Manufacturers.
Automotive Manufacturing Resources
Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA)
The AAMA provides avenues for conversations among Alabama’s automotive companies to discuss manufacturing trends, techniques, and concerns. AAMA is also an affiliate member of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), which allows members to establish and develop relationships throughout the supply chain.
Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education Program (F.A.M.E.)
The city of Decatur is home to Alabama's F.A.M.E. program. F.A.M.E. includes a two-year associate degree that combines classroom curriculum, new manufacturing technology, and paid work experience with Alabama's manufacturing leaders.
Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference
The 2020 Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference is a national conference that enables automotive suppliers to evaluate, explain, and discuss the latest advancements and outlook for the automotive industry.
Let Pepper, Johnstone & Company welcome you to Limestone County
At Pepper, Johnstone & Company, we pride ourselves on being local, influential, and responsive. As an independent insurance agency, we take a consultative approach when working with you. We know what types of quotes to shop for because we've established what your coverage needs are.
We operate on strong values, and we care about providing value to you and your business. As you transition your business to the North Alabama area, there are a few key types of business insurance to consider for your company.
Commercial General Liability
Commercial General Liability is the main form of commercial insurance coverage. This insurance protects the assets of a business when someone sues the company for something that caused bodily injury, property damage, or personal and advertising injury.
Commercial Property Insurance
This type of insurance provides a wide range of coverage for buildings, inventory, equipment, tools, and more. Losses from fire, break-in, vandalism, wind and other natural or human-made disasters are examples of what is typically covered.
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Workers' Compensation coverage pays for medical care and physical rehabilitation of employees injured at work. Additionally, this coverage helps to replace lost wages while injured employees are unable to work. Workers' Compensation also protects an employer from being sued by an injured worker in most cases.
Our employees here at Pepper, Johnstone & Company have worked in the Alabama area for a long time. We would love to help you navigate your new work home here in Limestone County. We love serving as advisors to you and your business, even outside of the realm of insurance. As residents of Limestone County ourselves, we understand the community and are confident we can provide you the guidance you need.
We look forward to meeting you, and welcome to Limestone County! Don't hesitate to let us know how we can help you in your transition and relocation to our lovely area.
Pepper, Johnstone & Company protects your business family with a choice of multiple insurance companies to choose from, for home, auto, and business. We've helped countless people save money on their insurance while making sure they're properly covered. Visit us today at our website, or give us a call at 938-200-9005 to get us working on a quote for you today. To learn more about our range of insurance options, click here.