The Perfect Mix of Business is in Mobile
Alabama plays a leading role in the U.S. chemical industry. The Alabama Gulf Coast chemical corridor, known as MAST, is home to a cluster of world-class chemical companies stretching 60 miles through the Mobile area. Chemical manufacturing is Mobile’s top export and Alabama’s second largest export.
BY THE NUMBERS
WORKFORCE IN A 45 MINUTE DRIVE TIME
COMPANIES ALONG A 60-MILE CORRIDOR
EXPORTS IN 2022
WORKFORCE & TALENT DEVELOPMENT
To meet the workforce demands of the 25 chemical companies in the Mobile area, it is essential for employers to establish strong relationships with local education institutions. The University of South Alabama and Bishop State Community College offer one-year non-degree certificate programs in Process Technology, which equip students with the necessary skills to become process, research or laboratory technicians. These programs play a vital role in ensuring a steady supply of skilled workers for the chemical industry in Alabama. The College of Engineering at the University of South Alabama supplies the chemical engineering talent in the area.
"Having lived in the Mobile area for over 45 years, this area is in a growth cycle that I have never seen."
— Marcus Pezent, BASF Operations Americas & McIntosh Site Director EVM/NM