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.
Fort Payne businesses and residents benefit from the city’s close proximity to six major Southeastern markets while enjoying a lower cost of living and lower cost of doing business. The city is home to a sizable manufacturing industry, and is known as the “Sock Capital of the World” for its history in the hosiery industry. In addition to manufacturing, Fort Payne also boasts a thriving business community for fabrication, printing, warehouse distribution, commercial baking, recycling and more.
The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce has served the community since 1947. For more than 70 years, the Chamber has acted as the voice of the business community while embracing tourism, education, industrial development, communication and much more. Through strategic partnerships with business and community leaders, we are pleased to help strengthen the Fort Payne economy and increase opportunities for our citizens for generations to come.
Chamber members enjoy a wealth of services and promotions, including networking opportunities, Ambassador programs, monthly educational events and more. Learn more about the valuable services offered to members here.