Opelika, Alabama

Opelika is conveniently located in east central Alabama along the dynamic I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Montgomery and adjacent to thriving Auburn University. Opelika presents unparalleled opportunities for business, commercial, retail and industrial development, as well as an exceptional quality of life.

Opelika Continues to Grow

The Auburn-Opelika MSA is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation and was recently ranked No. 10 on Forbes' 2013 list of America's Best Small Cities for Jobs. CNN Money also ranked the area No. 22 on its 2013 “Best Places to Live” Report, which includes rankings for the top 25 areas showing the largest job growth.

Since January 2005, the City of Opelika has announced new industry investments and existing industry expansions totaling $945.9 million and 2,644 additional jobs.

Northeast Opelika Industrial Park 

Fox Run Business Park

Both located alongside I-85, the 2,200 acre Northeast Opelika Industrial Park and the Fox Run Business Park offer exceptional greenfield sites as well as available speculative buildings.

Take a virtual tour of Northeast Opelika Industrial Park!


Lori Huguley, CEcD - Director

Ashley Smith - Coordinator

Kathy Daugherty - Administrative Assistant

Office Hours
M–F  8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address
City of Opelika
Economic Development Department
Post Office Box 390
Opelika, Alabama 36803-0390

Opelika City Hall
204 South 7th Street
Opelika, Alabama 36801

Phone (334) 705-5115
Fax (334) 705-5113
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