About MAST

What is MAST?

The MAST initiative is a strategy for chemical industry growth in Alabama. A 60-mile stretch through the Mobile area including McIntosh, Axis, Saraland and Theodore, the MAST Gulf Coast Chemical Corridor is an established area for development of Alabama’s chemical industry.

  • Chlor-alkali production

  • Resins and synthetic rubbers

  • Specialty chemicals

  • Synthetic fibers and filaments

  • Coatings and adhesives

  • Refinery operations

Mission

The MAST initiative strives to further the area’s growth, expand on the area’s existing strengths as a leading hub for the chemical industry and support the companies making a home in Alabama by highlighting synergies, identifying opportunities, recruiting companies and promoting a strategic approach to the continued economic development of the state.

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Mission

The MAST initiative strives to further the area’s growth, expand on the area’s existing strengths as a leading hub for the chemical industry and support the companies making a home in Alabama by highlighting synergies, identifying opportunities, recruiting companies and promoting a strategic approach to the continued economic development of the state.

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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.

[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

Amazing Alabama

Amazing Alabama

Dedicated to helping grow businesses in Alabama

Alabama State Port Authority

Alabama State Port Authority

Well-equipped for lifting entire industries

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BioAlabama

Connecting the bioscience ecosystem in Alabama

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