Overview: Established in 1982, the former U.S. Air Force base straddles Mobile Bay near downtown Mobile. It’s built around a fully operational airfield with a 9,600 foot runway and includes a full service planning authority. It offers connections to air, rail, interstate and water transportation. It’s in a foreign trade zone, and was chosen by EADS as the location where military aerial tankers will be assembled. EADS, however, lost the bid to Boeing.
Location: 1891 Ninth St., Mobile, AL 36615
Size: 1,700 acres
Tenants: Multiple aerospace-related companies, including Airbus Engineering Center, Airborne Express; Alabama Aviation Technical College; Alabama Industrial Development Training Center; Carrio Aviation and Commercial Insurance; Downtown Air Center; Emery Worldwide; Federal Express; Industrial Tire Exchange; McPhillips Manufacturing; Mobile Airport Authority; Mobile Foreign Trade Zone Corp.; Mobile Skill Center; Precision Metal Finishing; ST Mobile Aerospace Engineering Inc.; South Alabama General Aviation; Southern Avionics and Comm Inc.; Star Aviation, Inc.; Teledyne Continental Motors; United Parcel Services; U.S. Coast Guard; and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.