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
As the first and only city in the state of Alabama to deploy a 100% fiber network offering up to a GIG internet speeds, Opelika, Alabama joins only a handful of other American cities to deploy similar networks. Combining hometown business with advanced technology infrastructure, the town once known for its railroad now has a new "locomotive"- the lightning fast internet speeds. To learn more about the only "Smart City" in Alabama, please visit www.opelikapower.com or CLICK HERE.
The Auburn-Opelika MSA is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation and ranking for the third year in a row, was named the 6th Best-Performing Small City in The Milken Institute's 2016 "Best-Performing Cities: Where America's Jobs are Created and Sustained". The Auburn-Opelika MSA also ranked No. 7 on Forbes' 2015 list of America's Best Small Cities for Jobs, and 6th on Site Selection's Top MSA's for Attracting Business in 2015. Southern Business & Development Magazine named the City of Opelika as one of the Ten Smoking Hot Economies in the South for 2015.
Since January 2005, the City of Opelika has announced new industry investments and existing industry expansions totaling more than $1.1 billion in capital investment, along with the creation of 3,129 additional jobs.
Both located alongside I-85, the 2,200 acre Northeast Opelika Industrial Park and the Fox Run Business Park offer exceptional greenfield sites.
Lori Huguley, CEcD - Director
Tyler Chaffee- Project Manager
Ashley Smith - Coordinator
Kathy Daugherty - Administrative Assistant
M–F 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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