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Economic Development

Economic Development

Location, Location, Location

A growing Interstate 65 city, Millbrook is located 10 miles north of Montgomery, the capital of Alabama. Millbrook may be accessed at Interstate 65 exits 176, 179 and 181. High profile commercial sites adjoin Interstate 65 at Alabama Highway 14 and Cobbs Ford Road in Millbrook, key commercial corridors in the city. Millbrook, together with other municipalities north of Montgomery, make up the major middle income market in Central Alabama.

Excellent Access

Millbrook is served by many forms of transportation including interstate and state highways, navigable waterways, railroads, air transport and motor freight services:
Interstate Highways: Interstates 65 and 85
State Highways: Alabama Highways 143 and 14
Rail Service: CSX, Norfolk Southern Rail Lines
Waterway: Alabama State Docks, Montgomery
Commercial Air: Montgomery Regional Airport
General Aviation: Wetumpka Municipal Airport, Elmore

Economic Diversity and Stability

Diverse employment within the Montgomery MSA adds to the stability of the local economy. Utility, healthcare, automotive, and aerospace industries are major employment sectors. Government, education, and military organizations also provide a significant number of jobs. Within the Millbrook community, office/administrative, food service, retail, transportation, education, healthcare, business/financial, and service sector jobs are strong. Small businesses are prevalent in Millbrook.

Consistent Growth

Millbrook continues to show consistent population growth. For the period 2000 to 2010 the city grew 37.67%; from 1990 to 2000 it grew 43.39%. Millbrook’s population is projected to grow 4.28% during the next five years. The 2015 estimated population is 33,895 within Millbrook area zip codes, and 15,036 within the City of Millbrook incorporated area.
The 2015 estimated average household income is $65,376 within the city. The 2015 estimated households total 11,637 of which 76.41% are family households. The average age of a Millbrook area resident is 36 years and the average household size is 2.71. The area’s residential developments create an appealing market for home buyers of all ages and income levels. The average price of a Millbrook home is $140,161. More than 75% of Millbrook residents own their homes. Millbrook residents travel an average 29.57 minutes to work. The majority of Millbrook’s commuting population travels between 15 and 29 minutes to work. Millbrook offers residents urban convenience and comfort in a relaxed countryside setting. Millbrook is the largest city in Elmore County.

Quality of Life Assets

Education

The Millbrook population is served by the fully accredited Elmore County Public School System, a standout among Alabama’s public systems. Fifteen schools make up the Elmore County system and serve a student population of more than 11,000. Private schools also serve the Millbrook student population.

Recreation & Culture

Outdoor venues and recreational activities are popular and prevalent in the area. Community theatre is active with regular performances by the Millbrook Community Players held at the historic Robinson Springs School facility. City-wide events and festivals are an important part of community life.

Healthcare

Local healthcare providers meet the basic wellness needs of the community. Other healthcare needs are met by regional and community hospitals.

Military Installations

Maxwell Air Force Base and Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex add to the culture of the area and create job opportunities for the region.

Places of Worship

An abundance of churches representing all major religious denominations are found in Millbrook. These play an integral role in community life.

Geography & Climate

Millbrook lies within the transitional zone between Alabama’s Piedmont Plateau and the Coastal Plain. The elevation ranges from less than 200 feet adjacent to the rivers to 745 feet on the ridge tops in other areas.
Millbrook’s climate is characterized by long, warm summers and short, relatively mild winters. The average annual temperature is 65.5° F. The average summer temperature is 80.0° F and average winter temperature is 49.3° F. Frost and freezing occur 10 to 20 times annually. The average length of the frost free season is 236 days and the average annual precipitation is approximately 52 inches.

Information

Contact Carol Thompson, Economic Development
Office 334-285-0330
Cell 334-391-3185