Prattville Area Chamber
131 North Court Street
Prattville, Alabama 36067
Corporations do not make decisions, their people do.
Community/Labor Force Overview
An April 1999 study of the area's work force by The Pathfinders concludes that about 34,000 workers are underemployed. That means they would take a better job if the opportunity presented itself. About 25 percent of the underemployed have some college experience and 18 percent have a college degree. More than 25 percent commute 20 miles or farther to work.
Commuting patterns show that more than half the labor force of Autauga County leaves the county on a daily basis, with a majority going to neighboring Montgomery County for jobs.
Conclusion: "If this workforce assessment were conducted for a corporate client considering the Montgomery/Central Alabama area among other candidates as a location, The Pathfinders would assure the client that there is a balanced pool of labor which has the necessary skills and experience and is competitively priced."
Knology currently serves over 350 commercial / retail customers in the Prattville area with one of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced fiber optic infrastructures available. With its Passive Optical Network (PON) technology, data speeds exceeding 100 Mbps can be delivered using advanced, Gigabit IP/Ethernet bandwidth services. Ethernet connectivity is delivered over fiber, eliminating the use of legacy copper and old telephone central office equipment that's designed for voice services and not data networks. The routing/switching technology offers native IP/Ethernet classification with advanced admission control, bandwidth guarantees, traffic shaping and network resource management that extend beyond traditional Ethernet LAN solutions in business offices. Knology has been offering Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service to its business customers since 2004 with the introduction of its Matrix product, which replaces aging, limited functionality and high-maintenance PBX products with an IP Centrex voice and data service. Knology's network is reliable and scalable, allowing for increased capacity to meet consumer demands and allows for the introduction of new communications services.
Advantages of Prattville
Prattville is a pro-business community and according to the Alabama Administrative Office of Courts, Prattville had zero jury verdicts in compensatory or punitive damage cases in 2000.
Annual property taxes on an $80,000 home are about $183 and $659 for a $250,000 home.
Located about 12 miles north of Montgomery in Prattville, Capitol Hill is the eighth and newest addition to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, the largest golf course construction project in the world and featuring 378 holes. Capitol Hill is home to three 18-hole championship courses, with plans for a fourth course to be added in the future.
A $12.5 million dollar conference center, The Marriott Legends Conference Center, features a 120-seat auditorium/banquet room, state-of-the-art conference facilities, and lodging to include over 100 rooms, and two eight-room luxury villas.
The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail was funded by the Retirement Systems of Alabama and is the brainchild of Dr. David G. Bronner, CEO of the Retirement Systems. Dr. Bronner was looking for ways to invest the state's pension fund and benefit Alabama's image, economy, and quality of life for its citizens. Six million dollars worth of land had to be purchased and given to RSA in order to make the golf course a reality. Prattville leaders began working with neighboring governments to enabled regional funding for this project. Regionalism and a spirit of cooperation were birthed for our area.
Shopping venues and restaurants are becoming commonplace to our area because of the growth trends.
Taxes and Incentives
For information on tax incentives for industry, visit www.ador.state.al.us/Taxincentives/index.html