Economic DEVELOPMENT

Thank you for your interest in the City of Calera! 

Interstate Access, Land Availability, Rail, Airport and Workforce….Calera has it all!  With three exits on I-65, numerous industrial sites which includes a 1,500 acre MegaSite, access to Norfolk Southern and CSX Rail, and home to the Shelby County Airport,  Calera is poised for economic growth. As one of the fastest growing cities in the State of Alabama with 1,700 additional new homes projected to be constructed by 2025, Calera also continues to experience population growth that will further increase labor availability for those seeking to expand or locate in the City.  

With an abundance of development opportunity and infrastructure, Calera is uniquely positioned in the State to serve as a central location for the manufacturing and distribution of products. 

 

In addition to economic advantages, Calera also boasts a high quality of life with excellent elementary and secondary schools,  Timberline Golf Course, two wineries (Corbin Farms Winery & Ozan Winery),  the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, and availability to post-secondary education and training through Jefferson State Community College and the University of Montevallo which are both minutes away .   As a Designated Main Street community, Calera also focuses on new and expanding commercial development in the central business district.  Through partnerships with Main Street Alabama and Main Street America, Calera City leaders are discovering innovative techniques for breathing new life into aging downtowns, which led to the City’s creation of and investment in Main Street Calera.  With full time staffing and dedicated property owners, Main Street Calera is committed to reviving their downtown business district and enhancing the commercial offerings available for residents and visitors. 

With progressive leadership and an active Industrial Development Board, the City welcomes the opportunity to assist prospects considering locations in Calera.   

To aid in an initial assessment of the market, please utilize the links below to access materials that contain demographic data, housing projections, traffic counts and general information on growth occurring in the City.  

  • Calera's Community Profile
  • Calera’s Demographic Profile
  • Calera’s 5/7/10 Mile Radius Demographics
  • 2025 Housing Projections

 

Click here for Calera Industrial Sites/ Buildings

 

For further assistance, please contact our economic development partners at 58 Inc.,   As the non-profit, economic development coalition for Shelby County, Alabama, 58 Inc. fully supports the City’s economic development efforts and is prepared to assist with site selection relative to retail, commercial and industrial development projects.

Thanks again for your interest in Calera.