County Seat: Fort Payne
Population: 71,200
Civilian Labor Force: 29,988

DeKalb County is located in the northeastern portion of the State of Alabama. DeKalb County has a strong industrial base made up of more than 135 companies.

Dekalb County, Alabama

County Profile

Population within an approx. 45-mile radius of county seat: 978,100
Population: 71,200
Civilian Labor Force: 29,988
Unemployment Rate: 7.3% (May 2020 Preliminary 2020-AL Dept of Labor)
County Residents Working in the County: 20,065
County Residents Working Outside the County: 8,158
Outside Residents Working in the County: 5106

*Source: Jobs EQ 6/2020

DeKalb County Economic Development Authority

Available Sites & Buildings

Top Manufacturing Companies in Dekalb County

More than 135 manufacturing operations have found success in DeKalb County. These are the top ten:

Koch Foods, Inc.Poultry Processing824
The Children's Place Distribution CenterDistribution711
Renfro CorporationHosiery575
Heil CorporationGarbage Truck Bodies545
Rainsville Technology, Inc.Injected Plastic Automotive Parts495
PlayCorePlayground & Park Equipment425
GH Metal SolutionsPlate / Sheet Metal Fabrication375
Vulcraft, Inc. (NUCOR)Steel Joists330
Shaw IndustriesCarpet Yarn315
Polymer EngineeringIndustrial Plastics280

Source: Local economic development contacts