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Starting or Relocating a
Business in Glencoe

The City of Glencoe is actively working to encourage business development within our city limits. We strive to provide a business-friendly atmosphere. If you are considering starting or relocating a business within Glencoe, please contact us. From business licenses to rezoning requests, we are here to assist you in your new venture.

If easy highway and railroad access, low operating costs, skilled and hard-working employees, and a great community are important to your business, then Glencoe, Alabama offers a number of dynamic opportunities for success.

The City of Glencoe can be found in the southeastern portion of Etowah County in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, only an hour’s drive from Birmingham and two hours from Atlanta. It is conveniently located on Highway 431 between Interstates 20 and 59. The Alabama Tennessee Rail Road runs along US 431 providing many sites with railroad access.

While the City of Glencoe comprises 5,200 people, the Gadsden-Etowah County Metropolitan Area encompasses more than 100,000. The workforce is enhanced with training opportunities at Jacksonville State University and Gadsden State Community College. Both of these institutions offer training in a wide variety of skills.


Along with a high-quality, skilled workforce, companies locating in the City of Glencoe will find that overall operating costs are among the most favorable in the U.S. Utility and transportation costs are low. Local property tax rates are modest and the State of Alabama offers many incentives to businesses that qualify. Wage rates are very favorable, particularly given the strong work ethic of area residents.

Much of the natural beauty of Alabama shines through in Glencoe. The Coosa River offers sport fishing, leisure boating, and gorgeous views from riverfront homes. Golfers will love to hear that Glencoe is home to the beautiful Silver Lakes Golf Course which is part of the prestigious Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

Glencoe residents enjoy the benefits of lower costs of living, affordable housing, and a strong sense of community. Award-winning schools and a safe environment make Glencoe an excellent place to raise children. From its beautiful youth athletic facilities to its active Senior Outreach Programs, Glencoe has something to offer everyone.

The City of Glencoe is currently looking to bring in new business establishments in order to better serve residents. Target businesses would include grocers and household supply retailers, retail chain stores and restaurants. We would also like to bring in manufacturing and other industrial type businesses in order to provide citizens with more employment options within the city.

Overall, the City of Glencoe offers an ideal location for companies that need easy transportation access, quality labor, available sites and buildings, low operating costs and a safe, friendly community with a high quality of living. Please contact us to discuss options. From the permit application to your Grand Opening, we are here to assist you throughout the process. We encourage you to take the time to explore all of the opportunities Glencoe has to offer. Or, better yet, come for a visit and see for yourself! We would love to welcome you and your business to Glencoe.

For Business Licensing Information

Contact City Clerk Tashia Blackerby at City Hall at 256-492-1424 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. We will be happy to walk you through the process and assist you in getting started in Glencoe!

For Business Location Assistance

Contact Code Official Todd Means at City Hall at 256-492-1424 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. We will gladly show you location options, explain zoning requirements & assist you in bringing your business to Glencoe!