Daleville to Partner with Ozark-Dale County on Economic
Development, December 20, 2012.

The City of Daleville’s City Council elected to join the Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation (ODEDC) as an official investor in the organization at Tuesday night’s Council meeting.

Daleville, known as the Gateway to Fort Rucker, has many assets that it brings to the table for Dale County’s overall economic development package. Aviation simulation is booming there and many defense companies have flocked to Daleville due to its hospitable business environment
and close proximity to Fort Rucker.

“We are excited to work with the Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation. This investment strengthens our ties with the county to better promote and market the assets of the City of Daleville for new businesses, retail and industrial opportunities. This comprehensive regional approach is key to success for the continued economic development of Daleville.” said
Daleville Mayor Claudia Wigglesworth.

Daleville will financially contribute $11,632.00 per calendar year to ODEDC.  This amount is
formed by a calculation of approximately $2.00 per person of the local population.

“We were glad to be asked to give a presentation to the Mayor and City Council in Daleville,” said ODEDC Board Chairman John Ferguson.  “We were excited to learn that they voted to become an integral part of ODEDC. This show of unity is huge in the context of Dale counties show of solidarity to organizations looking to relocate to our area.  This show of financial, as well as, collaborative support that now exists throughout the county is the kind of strength needed both now and in the future in order to meet the economic goals for us all.”

ODEDC Executive Director Eric Basinger said, “One of the most important goals in our business plan is to unify Dale County for economic development.  By partnering with Daleville this will take us a long way toward that goal.  Our board and staff all look forward to the successful partnership that we have formed.”

For information regarding ODEDC contact:

Eric Basinger, CEcD

Executive Director







  • M1 Support Services - Aviation Maintenance
  • Michelin-Dothan - Tire Manufacturing
  • Dale County Schools - Education
  • Dale Medical Center - Hospital Services
  • Commercial Jet - Aviation Maintenance
  • Ozark City Schools - Education
  • Covan International, Inc. - Headquarters and Distribution
  • Wiregrass Construction - Asphalt
  • General Dynamics - Aviation Simulation
  • E & H Steel Corporation - Structural Steel Fabrication


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Ozark, AL 36360
(334) 443-2000

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