Economic Development

Why Boaz?

Conveniently located in the Southern part of Marshall County, as well as a portion of Northern Etowah County. Boaz is a hidden gem in Northeast Alabama, made up of a thriving industry and retail community. Boaz is home to an outstanding city school system and Snead State Community College. We are a small town with a  family friendly environment that attracts young families, growing families, and retirees.


Boaz is located 17 miles from Interstate 59, a direct corridor to Birmingham which is 73 miles south and Chattanooga, Tennessee which is 89 miles north. Boaz is also located along Alabama Highway 431 and situated only 53 miles from Huntsville, Alabama. Boaz has a strong workforce with a wide array of industries including Automotive, Rail, Poultry Processing, and Mobile Home Manufacturing, to name a few.


Birmingham International Airport is located 71 miles away, giving citizens and executives alike the opportunity to travel worldwide. Beautiful surroundings and small town living are some of the greatest assets of the City of Boaz but we believe our people are the greatest asset that we have to offer.

Staff Assistance

Boaz’s Economic Development staff assist in:

  • Attracting new business to Boaz
  • Assisting new business (retail and industrial) with growth and expansion
  • Focusing on Strategic Planning for the City of Boaz
  • Promoting the business climate and quality of life
  • Coordinating with the Marshall County Economic Development Council