Southwest Alabama supports a major maritime cluster, spearheaded by its renowned shipbuilding industry. The Mobile Bay gives the region a natural advantage to propel and sustain this highly competitive cluster. The maritime cluster includes not only shipbuilding, but port activities and the economic activity generated by water transportation enterprises.
Shipbuilding alone supports over 16,000 employees, with an average wage of $63,000. According to Top Rank 2019 magazine, the largest high-tech manufacturer in the state of Alabama is a maritime company in Mobile. The port has long driven commerce to Mobile, and with the proper support it will continue to do so for generations to come.
SAWDC’s Maritime partners include:
Made in Alabama
AIDT Maritime Training Center
Alabama Heat Exchangers, Inc.
Marine Exhaust Systems of Alabama Inc.
Brown & Root
Myer Marine Services
Alliance Mechanical Systems