Towns that feel magical.
People proud of their culture and heritage.
Charming art and handmade crafts.
All these are unique to the I-22 Corridor, a four-county hub in Alabama, and not to be found anywhere else in the country. The hardworking people who call this region home find joy in each other and the beautiful moments they create in a place where it’s easy to feel like you belong.
The leaders of Alabama’s Lamar, Fayette, Marion and Winston counties take pride in their home, and they have a vision to invite others to experience the region as they do. But how do we get there?
That’s where the I-22 Corridor Strategic Development Project comes into play. The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UACED) are working with the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments (NACOLG), West Alabama Regional Commission (WARC), and local leaders to bring economic development opportunities to the region along the I-22 Corridor. The I-22 Corridor Strategic Development Project will use the destinations, assets, and character that make the region unique to enhance the natural qualities that already exist. Through strategic planning, design, and communication, the team will identify opportunities in infrastructure and workforce development as well as implement a regional Outdoor, Cultural, and Heritage Tourism Development Program that will bring growth to the area for generations to come.