Partner. Build. Prosper.

Chartered in 1947, the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce has advocated for business expansion, community development and education and tourism growth. Our Chamber is 300-plus members strong and is dedicated to fostering a healthy environment and enhancing the quality of life for our citizens. With a mission to promote economic vitality and strength in Fort Payne, we are excited about our community’s future as we Partner, Build and Prosper together.

The Chamber serves the community as an information source for new business development, as well as providing local club and organization listings, area events, membership directories and more. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life through an improved climate of business growth. We accomplish this through monthly educational events, networking opportunities, member spotlights and numerous other benefits.

For a comprehensive list of member benefits, visit the Join page.

About Fort Payne

The City of Fort Payne, Alabama is steeped in history, culture and southern charm. With the benefits of small-town living combined with big-city amenities, it’s a community that’s easy to call home.

Fort Payne is perhaps best known as being home to the sons of country music who make up the legendary band, ALABAMA. Whether you’re relocating to Fort Payne or just visiting, stop by the band’s museum and fan club. If you stay long enough, there’s a good chance you’ll run into one of the band members in a local restaurant.

The city celebrates its musical heritage, history and culture during the Boom Days Heritage Festival, an annual event that takes place in mid-to-late September. Held at City Park, the family-friendly festival is packed with arts and crafts, food and musical performances.

In additional to Fort Payne’s musical history, it has also been designated as the “Sock Capital of the World.” At its heyday, more than 7,000 people were employed in more than 100 hosiery mills. The hosiery industry remains strong in Fort Payne and has diversified with athletic, medical and boutique socks.

The Fort Payne City School System is ranked as the number six safest school district in Alabama out of 132 by Students at Fort Payne High School have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams for college readiness. The student-to-teacher ratio is only 18:1, giving teachers more opportunities to work closely with their students.

Outdoor recreation includes DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon National Preserve, as well as a host of other activities available through city parks. The Fort Payne Sports Complex offers families the opportunity to participate in baseball, softball and soccer.

Fort Payne Location


Fort Payne’s convenient location on Interstate 59 makes it easily accessible to the entire southeast. It is 90 minutes from Birmingham, Ala, 50 minutes from Chattanooga, Tenn. and just two hours from Atlanta, Ga. Isbell Field Airport in Fort Payne can accommodate small planes and jets with its 5,000-foot runway. Norfolk Southern Railway, one of the nation’s premier transportation companies, runs through the heart of the city. Historic U.S. Highway 11 also runs through downtown.