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Fort Payne businesses and residents benefit from the city’s proximity to six major Southeastern markets while enjoying a lower cost of living and lower cost of doing business.

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Fort Payne, Alabama has earned the distinction as one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America.”

With a population of just over 14,000, citizens enjoy small-town living and quality of life coupled with the amenities and attractions of a big city. Located less than an hour southwest of Chattanooga, Tenn., Fort Payne is nestled between Lookout Mountain and Sand Mountain and boasts a wide array of business, culture and events.

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Fort Payne – A Community of Stars

From startups to manufacturing, businesses benefit from our fast GIG broadband internet and low cost of living with easy access to larger cities.

Near major metro areas

Chattanooga (53 miles), Huntsville (68 miles), Birmingham (95 miles), Atlanta (119 miles) and Nashville (163 miles)

Cost of Living is 7.3% lower than the national average

Central hub with easy access to Interstate 59

Strong workforce development and high school employment initiatives

Desirable quality of life with easy access to outdoor recreation

Fast GIG broadband Internet

Median home price of $107,200

The Chamber at Work for YOU

Chamber members enjoy a wealth of services and promotions, including networking opportunities, Ambassador programs, monthly educational events and more. See a full listing of Member Benefits and descriptions on our JOIN page.

Introducing ChamberONE – Educational Opportunities for Members

JSU Continuing Education

The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce a new educational tool designed to help our members maintain a competitive edge and grow their businesses. Developed in collaboration with Jacksonville State University, ChamberONE offers a two-fold approach to learning.

Local workshops taught by JSU instructors and held here at the chamber will focus on marketing, management, and new business technologies. Courses are scheduled to begin in early 2022.

On-demand courses, available October 1, offer 24/7 access to hundreds of courses in a dozen areas of study. And as a chamber member, you and your employees can take advantage of our substantially negotiated discounts.

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DeKalb County Received Rural LISC Grant

February 7th, 2022|

In 2021 Fort Payne DeKalb County E-Center, in partnership with the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce and DeKalb County Economic Development Authority, launched a digital inclusion program through a grant received from Rural Local Initiative [...]

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