Community Profile


Tuscaloosa, Alabama is strategically located in the heart of one of the most productive and emerging regions in North America, the Southeast United States. The Southeast United States offers an excellent transportation network, a strong labor force and an exceptional quality of life.

Within the Southeast, Alabama continues to attract new and expanding business from all regions of the world and from all segments of manufacturing and distribution. Alabama is home to national and regional headquarters, excellent educational opportunities, new and emerging technology advancements, and prominent corporations.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama is part of a prosperous Alabama region that features all of the needed elements for a business climate suitable for corporate growth and development. This emerging area is referred to by many as the I-20/59 Corridor, which encompasses Tuscaloosa and the city of Birmingham, Alabama’s largest city.

Tuscaloosa County is centrally located in the west Alabama region and is surrounded by the counties of Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Pickens, and Walker. Along with the county seat of Tuscaloosa, incorporated communities within Tuscaloosa County include Brookwood, Coaling, Coker, Lakeview, Northport, and Vance.

Travel Distance/Flight Time to U.S. Cities

Destination City Highway Mileage/Kilometers from Tuscaloosa, AL Flight Time from Birmingham International Airport*
Atlanta, Georgia 203/337 1-1 ½ hours
Birmingham, Alabama 59/95 —-
Charleston, South Carolina 523/842 3-3 ½ hours
Chattanooga, Tennessee 207/333 3 hours
Dallas, Texas 589/948 3 ½-4 hours
Detroit, Michigan 780/1255 2-4 hours
Huntsville, Alabama 156/251 3 hours
Jackson, Mississippi 186/300 3 ½ hours
Jacksonville, Florida 507/816 2-3 hours
Los Angeles, California 2,027/3262 6-7 hours
Mobile, Alabama 226/364 3-4 hours
New Orleans, Louisiana 291/468 1 ½-3 ½ hours
New York, New York 1,022/1645 3-5 hours
Raleigh, North Carolina 639/1028 3-4 hours
Washington, DC 802/1291 4-5 hours

*Approximate time based on commercial flights typically available and minimum layover time. Many factors determine total flight time and, therefore, information is not guaranteed.