Historically, the Alabama Gulf Coast has been a big supporter of the chemical industry, attracting leading companies such as Olin, Ineos Phenol, BASF and Evonik to come and build their business. It shows no signs of slowing down – particularly in the MAST corridor.

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Historically, the Alabama Gulf Coast has been a big supporter of the chemical industry, attracting leading companies such as Olin, Ineos Phenol, BASF and Evonik to come and build their business. It shows no signs of slowing down – particularly in the MAST corridor.

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Export
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largest export in Alabama (chemicals)
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billion in chemicals exported in 2019
Port
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largest U.S. Port by tonnage
railroad
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class 1 Railroads
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chemical jobs in Alabama
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chemical companies in Alabama

Our Experts

Amendi Stephens

Amendi Stephens

PROJECT MANAGER
ALABAMA POWER

Amendi Stephens represents Industrial Business Development within Alabama Power Company’s Economic and Community Development organization. She has over 15 years of experience in the utility industry. Her experience as a Business Development Manager along with her analytical skills and background in chemical engineering uniquely suits her as a key resource to industrial companies seeking to grow their businesses within the state of Alabama.

[email protected]

205.257.3947 (office)
404.583.3269 (cell)

Christina Stimpson

Christina Stimpson

DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
MOBILE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Christina Stimpson serves as the director of Economic Development at the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. In this role, Christina markets Mobile’s global competitiveness and advances job creation and economic growth. In addition to new project activity, Christina oversees the chamber’s international trade program and data and research function. She has participated in the Alabama Leadership Initiative, is a graduate of Leadership Mobile and has been recognized as a local 40 under 40 by Mobile Bay Monthly and a national 40 under 40 by Development Counsellors International. Christina serves on the boards of Global USA at the University of South Alabama, the Japan-America Society of Alabama, the Alabama World Trade Association and the Alabama District Export Council.

cstim[email protected]

251.431.8648

Tripp Ward

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE
ALABAMA POWER

Committed to the growth and success of Alabama, Tripp Ward plays a vital role on Alabama Power’s Economic Development team, focusing on regional economic growth and workforce development. He also works closely with area non-profits in the communities where he lives and serves – Baldwin and Mobile counties. Prior to joining the Alabama Power team, Tripp held various roles at Mississippi Power and has more than 12 years of experience with Southern Company. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of West Alabama, is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Baldwin County and a member of Mobile Bay Monthly’s 40 Under 40 class of 2019.

[email protected]

251.694.2236 (office)

251.776.0043 (cell)

Christopher Mayfield

Christopher Mayfield

DIRECTOR OF EXISTING INDUSTRY
MOBILE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Christopher Mayfield serves as the director of Existing Industry for the Economic Development department at the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. In his role, Christopher proactively engages and supports existing business sectors to retain jobs and identify expansion opportunities. Christopher serves on the boards of directors for Partners for Environmental Progress, Bishop State Community College Foundation and Mobile County Public Building Authority. Christopher was raised in Mobile and attended the University of Southern Mississippi.

[email protected]

251.431.8654

OUR PARTNERS

Millard Maritime

Millard Maritime

Efficiently transporting Alabama products worldwide

Core Industries

Engineering solutions for Alabama-based businesses

APM Terminals

Global leaders in port network operations
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“With over 25 chemical companies operating in the MAST corridor, the chemical industry has long been a vital part of our local economic profile. We are committed to continued growth and success of this key industry cluster and are excited about its future in the Mobile area.”

David Rodgers, Vice President, Economic Development Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
Alabama Power
“As Alabama’s economy continues to expand and diversify, the chemical products industry will continue to play an important role. Alabama Power will support the future of the chemicals sector by working with existing businesses and recruiting new companies that create jobs and generate additional revenue in the MAST Corridor.”
Patrick Murphy, Mobile Division Vice President, Alabama Power
USA

“The University of South Alabama’s Center for Real Estate and Economic Development conducted a study to estimate regional economic impacts of potential infrastructure investments and operations of the natural gas and petrochemical industries in the MAST region.  The University will continue to provide support to the MAST Initiative in bringing that potential growth to fruition.”

Dr. J. Reid Cummings, University of South Alabama

“Spire is pleased to provide natural gas services that support the growth of the MAST Chemical Corridor. As we help build the future of the Mobile area, Spire looks forward to providing a reliable and value-driven energy source for the chemical industry.”

Monica Garsed, Economic Development Project Manager, Spire

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