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City of Opelika Economic Development Department
P.O. Box 390
Opelika, AL 36803-0390

John Sweatman
Opelika Economic Development
Tel: 334-705-5115
Fax: 334-705-5113

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The Economic Development Department directs economic development activities within the city limits of Opelika, Alabama. The Department strives to improve and enhance the quality of life for the residents of Opelika by expanding job opportunities and the tax base. Local, state and federal resources for economic development are coordinated through the department, providing assistance for both new industry and business, as well as Opelika's existing industrial base.

Opelika's pro-business leadership and aggressive economic development efforts are turning into positive results for the local economy. Assistance to industries includes locating available real estate alternatives, introducing companies to workforce training opportunities, helping companies access various incentive programs, introducing key utility contacts, and explaining procedures to follow when developing property in Opelika.