With so many concentrated economic centres, location is everything when it comes to business success in the US. However, being based within a core market, e.g. Silicon Valley or the New York metropolitan area, is far too expensive for most small and medium enterprises. The ideal location, then, is one that combines affordability with access to a wide range of economic hubs. In this regard, Birmingham, Alabama is the perfect choice, being adjacent to the I20, I22, I59 and I65 interstate highways, offering quick and easy access to both the East Coast and the Midwest. Furthermore, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport gives local businesses the ability to access markets further afield, throughout North America and beyond.
Of course, while location can be make-or-break, Birmingham thankfully has a lot more going for it too. Having ridden out the worst of the post-recession period, thanks to its strong traditional steel industry and thriving banking sector, Birmingham is now a growing economic powerhouse in its own right. Last year, businesses announced the investment of $5.1bn and the creating of 14,500 jobs in Alabama over the next few years; the Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan area is set to receive around 25 percent of this capital and enjoy around 20 percent of the new jobs.
With a convenient central location and affordable rates, the SouthBridge Center offers fully equipped meeting rooms and conference rooms, ready to be adapted to suit your business requirements.
As well as meeting rooms, our business centres in Birmingham have serviced office spaces for rent, as well as meeting rooms and prestigious virtual offices where you can set up your company. If you’re thinking of working side-by-side with another firm on a long-term project, Regus centres also offer sociable working in our co-working spaces.