The mission of Foley’s Economic Development Department is to identify, target and recruit businesses, developers and retirees to the area and to develop world-class facilities for sports tourism and other events while catering to the needs of existing businesses.
Located eight miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, the City of Foley is the gateway to Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast. Baldwin County hosted more than six million visitors in 2016. Our beautiful beaches and a diverse collection of exciting entertainment, sports and retail venues – coupled with Foley’s progressive business climate – make this a perfect location for many ventures.
The Tanger Outlet Center located in Foley has nearly 600,000 square feet of national and international brand stores, making it the number one retail attraction visited along the Alabama coast each year. Foley’s yearly retail sales average is nearly $600 million.
But Foley is so much more than retail. Serving as a commerce hub in the South Baldwin region, the city claims more than 20 lending institutions. Our local hospital, South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, has received a Gold Quality Achievement Award for the past five years. Major employers include UTC Aerospace Systems, South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, Vulcan Inc., Ascend Materials, and Riviera Utilities.