PUBLIC POLICY

The Chamber serves as a lead advocate for business issues, representing the interest of business to local, state and federal governmental leaders. The Chamber works closely with Alexander City Council, Tallapoosa County Board of Commissioners, Alabama State Representatives and congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. to ensure that the interests of the business community are well represented in public policy decisions.

 

The Chamber provides opportunities for members to meet with elected officials through public policy forums, legislative receptions and legislative weekend events. Candidate forums and surveys are developed during each election cycle in order to ensure an informed Chamber membership and business community.

Incentives

The State of Alabama offers a variety of incentive programs designed to make capital more available for businesses looking to expand or locate in the state, as well as for companies already doing business in Alabama. Committed to retaining its "business friendly" reputation, Alabama stands ready to help businesses expand, and become globally competitive.

 

In Alexander City & Tallapoosa County, local governmental and the Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance work hand-in-hand to develop competitive incentive packages for qualified companies.  Projects are generally reviewed on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to type of industry, number of employees, average wages, capital investment, financial strength, community involvement and other factors.

 

The region’s incentives available for investment and job creation are competitive with peer regions anywhere in the nation.

Local Government

Tax Structure

Alexander City currently has a 9% sales tax.  The breakdown for those taxes is as follows:

Alabama State              4%

City of Alexander City    4%

Tallapoosa County        1%

Total                             9%

Business Council of Alabama

The Business Council of Alabama is an organization that works for and with small businesses, manufacturing, and Chambers of Commerce across the state as a central voice to address and assist in Alabama business needs.