City of Northport
3500 McFarland Blvd
Northport Al, 35476
Northport City Hall-(205) 333-3025
Inspection Department-(205) 333-3027
Building Permits-(205) 333-3027
Zoning Board of Adjustments-(205) 339-7000
Auditor/Asst Finance Director-(205) 339-7000 ext. 217
Business Licenses-(205) 339-7000 ext. 228
Finance Director-(205) 339-7000 ext. 209
Sales Tax-(205) 339-7000 ext. 218
Numbers not Listed-(205) 339-7000
City of Tuscaloosa
2201 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Tuscaloosa City Hall-(205) 349-2010
Inspection Department-(205) 349-0190
Revenue Department-(205) 349-0220
Business License-(205) 349-0218
Sales Tax-(205) 349-0222
Numbers Not Listed- (205) 349-2010
Tuscaloosa County Courthouse
2501 7th Street Ste 100
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
License Inspector-(205) 349-3870 ext 294
License Commissioner-(205) 349-3870 ext 233
Business License-(205) 349-3870 ext 235
Sales And Use Tax - (205) 349-3870 ext 225
Building Permits - (205) 349-3870 ext 466
State Department of Revenue
Taxpayers Service Center
518 19th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
phone: (205) 759-2571
contact: Jerry Bobo
Central Alabama Skills Center / Tuscaloosa Assessment Center
Programs, Services & Resources Available: Provide on-the-job training opportunity for individuals to develop new job skills while engaged in productive work for an employer. The employee's hourly wages are reimbursed to the employer up to 50% during the training time.
Community Outreach Programs
Programs, Services & Resources Available: Social Programs, Housing Counseling, Financial Planning, Business development, Community Organizing, Leadership training, Computer training, and GED training.
Department of Human Resources / JOBS Program
Programs, Services & Resources Available: DHR will provide supportive services mandated by federal law for those clients who become employed. Medical, child care and transportation assistance are key supportive services. Tax breaks for employers are also provided.
Hess Institute for Retail Development, U of A
Web Site: www.cba.ua.edu/centers/hess.php
Programs, Services & Resources Available: Internship programs; Retail sales outlooks / projections; Market analysis; and Executive Development.
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Programs, Services & Resources Available: Provide free business counseling to anyone wanting to start a business or who is already in business. We have members with experience in almost all business functions.
Small Business Development Center, U of A
Web Site: http://sbdc.cba.ua.edu/
Programs, Services & Resources Available:
Small Business Basics (a five week course), West Alabama Small Business Handbook (a start-up guide), Procurement Information and Assistance, One-to-One counseling (Business Plan Development / Market Research / Lending Options / Operational Assistance)
Stillman College/ DBE Supportive Services Program
Telephone: 752-6999/ 1-877-572-3645
Web Site: www.stillman.edu
Programs, Services & Resources Available: Classroom instruction provided in conference / workshop settings, one-on-one technical assistance, hands-on computer training, agency resources (ALDOT & FHWA). Office personnel are on duty to assist during regular office hours, which are 8:00am to 5:00pm. Consultants utilized: Stillman College faculty, UA Professional Engineers, ALDOT staff / personnel, professionals in bonding, financing etc. from within the local area.
Tuscaloosa Center for Technology
Programs, Services & Resources Available: Tuscaloosa Center for Technology offers training in the following occupational areas: Automotive Body I & II, Automotive Technology I & II, Child Care and Elder Services I & II, Electricity I & II, Electronics I & II, Masonry I & II, Welding I & II. Career Exploration Courses: Automotive maintenance and Drivers Education, Health Careers, and Small Engines. Career Programs Designed for Individuals with Special Needs: Adult Transition Programs, and Introduction to the World of Work I & II.
Tuscaloosa Convention & Visitors Bureau
Telephone: 391-9200, 1-800-538-8696
Web Site: www.tcvb.org
Programs, Services & Resources Available: Research; incentive grants for marketing; creative support; and marketing / advertising.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Telephone: (205) 731-1344
Web Site: www.sba.gov
Programs, Services & Resources Available: Financing for small business; counseling and training; government procurement assistance; international trade assistance. The two primary resource partners nationwide are the Small Business Development Centers and SCORE.
West Alabama Planning and Development Council
Web Site: http://www.warc.info/index.php
Programs, Services & Resources Available: Economic and community development activities, transportation planning, nutrition and assistance programs for the elderly, a part-time employment program for senior citizens, technical assistance, tourism promotion, and public information.
West Alabama Center for Workforce Development
Programs, Services & Resources Available: The West Alabama Center for Workforce Development was developed and is operated by Shelton State Community College. The Workforce Development Center offers additional training resources, enhances current workforce development, and provides the community with increased capacity to fuel workforce development. The Centers services include: job placement, continuing education/skills training, Training for Business and Industry center(TBI), Focused Training Industry(FTI).
Starting a Business
- Startup Checklist
- Business Plan
- Financial Decisions
- Market Research
- Insurance Checklist
- Protecting Your Ideas
- Business Structures
- The Chamber
- Area Demographics
- Commercial Real Estate
- Taxes & Incentives
- Wages & Benefits
- Workforce Information