Cullman County has a very healthy and diverse economy including strong agriculture production, strong and diverse industrial base, multiple tourist attractions and a strong retail environment. Cullman has long maintained their status as the number one agriculture production county in Alabama. Cullman also consistently attracts new industries to the area in part because of the community’s highly trained and dedicated workforce.
Along with state and local agencies and businesses, Cullman has established several workforce-training programs to benefit both new and existing industries. Through our workforce programs, we have created a highly-qualified labor pool, and provide additional ongoing training to increase the skill levels and education of existing employees.
Tourism opportunities include beautiful Lewis Smith Lake that has over 500 miles of shoreline through Cullman and two adjoining counties. Ave Maria Grotto known throughout the world as “Jerusalem in Miniature,” is a beautifully landscaped, four-acre park with 125 miniature reproductions of some of the most famous historic buildings and shrines of the world. The nearby Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament is both church and monastery, modeled on the great Italian churches of the 13th century is a much beloved and visited attraction. Stony Lonesome is the first public OHV Park of its kind in the state. Open year-round, the 1456 acre park features trails for ATVs, rock crawlers, dirt bikes, mountain bikers, equestrians, hikers, pedestrians, and much more.
The retail environment is healthy and growing with several major shopping centers and national retailers and food establishments.
For more information on this and other related topics, to find agent contact information, or to view our calendar of upcoming seminars and events, please visit the Cullman County Extension office’s Economic Development page, or visit the Cullman County Chamber of Commerce.