Economics of Barbour County
Alabama is a state of business optimism, vibrant culture, and innovation. We have world-class talent across a broad spectrum of interests and industries. Innovative emerging companies, whether home-grown or transplanted, are inspired by the state’s business and economic climate and quality of life.
Barbour County is strategically located in Southeast Alabama. Eufaula, Barbour County's largest city, is located on the Chattahoochee River and Lake Eufaula adjacent to the Alabama-Georgia state line. Eufaula is a dynamic city of approximately 15,000 people bisected by the recently completed divided four-lane U.S. Highway 431 which connects to I-85 to the north and I-10 to the south; and by U.S. Highway 82 connecting Eufaula with Montgomery, Alabama and Albany, Georgia.
Barbour County is a beautiful rural county conveniently located within an easy commute to Dothan, Alabama, Columbus, Georgia. Atlanta, Georgia is just a little over two hours drive. Eufaula has a long history of excellent schools, wonderful recreational opportunities, and is home to several large manufacturers. Eufaula is nationally recognized for its efforts in historic preservation, community planning, and diverse manufacturing.