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Macon County : The New Diamond

Macon County is the new diamond of the I-85 corridor. We have molded this area's opportunities with the weight of our history and created a shining jewel in the heart of the South. Made up of the facets of history, vision, existing industry and future growth, civil rights, and education, our area is diamond-strong.

Opportunity Zones

Qualified Opportunity Zones

Our three recently certified census tracts are now Qualified Opportunity Zones, allowing for great investment opportunities for investors, businesses, and developers. Most of Macon County also qualifies for New Markets Tax Credits, which can be coupled with O-Zone Eligibility.

By promoting economic development through tax deferrals on capital gains and potentially having tax-free long-term investments our three Qualified Opportunity Zones offer unlimited growth potential.

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Demographic Dashboard

Our strong communities and diverse and growing population keep Macon County on rise. With a large laborshed and high education standards, Macon’s strength is its people.

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Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

Ideally located on I-85, Macon County is only fifteen minutes from Montgomery or Auburn/Opelika. Right in the middle of the Southeast Automotive Corridor and the Industrial Belt, we’re halfway between the Kia and Hyundai plants.

With industry, available land, skilled workforce, universities, historic sites, and a national forest, Macon has opportunity for everyone.

Exit 38 / Retail

The new economic center right off Exit 38 is still under development but already open for business. Come check out the new plaza, already filling with retail and dining opportunities, with more still to come.

There are still storefronts and land available for rent or development; claim your business’ future home today!

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Exit 38 / Retail

Aviation Assets

Aviation Assets

With easy access from interstate, rail, and air, Macon County offers two airfield locations, ready for development and expansion. Both Moton Field and Sharpe Field are eligible for New Market Tax Credits and Qualified Opportunity Zone Investment.

The birthplace and home of the Tuskegee Airmen is ready to expand into the future.

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Rich History

Come see history up close! From the Tuskegee Airmen Museum to the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center, there’s so much to discover about the people that made a lasting impact.

Tuskegee University and the Tuskegee National Forest add to the depth and charm. Come learn something new, meet the people who changed history, and discover our heritage.

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Rich History in Macon County

Latest News

Auburn engineers repurpose CPAP machines into emergency ventilators

By Dawn Azok | April 02, 2020 Auburn University engineers have developed a way to convert CPAP machines into emergency ventilators, a valuable tool in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

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Travel center, restaurants coming to Exit 38 in Tuskegee

By John O'Connor | October 23, 2019 at 4:38 PM CDT - Updated October 23 at 7:16 PM TUSKEGEE, Ala. (WSFA) - There is a major project underway at Exit 38...

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Bringing New Life to Macon County

TUSKEGEE, AL. There's a new farm in town, and it's growing organic. Nathan Wells, one of the founders of Lifetime Natural Organic Farms, is a California transplant who's taken with the...

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Contact us

Joe Turnham
608 Dibble Street, Suite 7
Tuskegee, AL 36083