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HudsonAlpha has space for your biotech business on our 152-acre campus. Whether you need a desk, a lab or a development site, let us know your area of interest and we will connect with you directly to provide the details you need.

Connect with Our Team

Reach out to our Economic Development team at HudsonAlpha and we will provide you the information you need to start your company or move your company to our campus. Our team is ready to provide you details on the right-sized available lab and office space, state and local tax incentives, as well as support your company long after you have joined the collaborative campus.

Economic Development Staff

The Economic Development office is responsible for developing global awareness of HudsonAlpha. The team also assists individual entrepreneurs and existing companies understand the business advantages of locating their bioscience company here on the 152-acre campus, along the largest Double Helix pathway in the world.

Carter Wells

Vice President for Economic Development

256.327.5241
[email protected]

Jessica Merritt

Director of Business Development

256.327.9736
[email protected]

Alex Cate

Director of Entrepreneurship Programs

256.327.9793
[email protected]

Mary Shirley-Howell

Director of Business Recruitment

256.327.9591
[email protected]

Kristina Keogh

Economic Development Marketing Specialist

256.327.9867
[email protected]

Emily Kelley

Economic Development Event and Administrative Coordinator

256.527.7322
[email protected]

Tyler Clark

Economic Development Associate

256.327.0624
[email protected]

Debbie Morgan, CAP

Executive Assistant

256.327.9568
[email protected]

Our Support Partners

Local, State and Government Support

The institute partners with local, state, and national economic developers, site selectors, and government agencies to support the development of HudsonAlpha’s biotech campus as a premium life sciences destination. In addition to fostering bio-entrepreneurship, the Institute works with partners to strengthen policies and incentives for life science industry recruitment. Collectively, HudsonAlpha’s strategic partners help to promote the growth of a synergistic cluster of biotechnology talent, including both science and business professionals.

Alabama Department of Commerce

The State of Alabama offers a low general sales tax rate and a low corporate income tax rate. In addition, Alabama’s tax structure and statutory incentives provide a clear advantage for companies looking to grow in a business-friendly environment with a highly skilled workforce.

City of Huntsville

The City of Huntsville’s Economic Development role is to stimulate economic growth for Huntsville’s citizens and to provide resources for companies looking to relocate to North Alabama.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

The HudsonAlpha/UAH collaboration strengthens the business skills of science sector start-ups while providing UAH College of Business students with an enhanced educational experience in the life science industry.

Madison County

Madison County is one of the state’s most populated counties and boasts the second-highest per capita income. Located in the heart of the Tennessee Valley, Madison County offers opportunities for a growing number of industries, from biotech to aerospace.

City of Madison

U.S. News & World Report cited Madison, Alabama as one of the “Top 10 places to grow up.” Madison is known for its high-quality schools, highly-educated occupants and high-tech companies, along with a cost of living 2.10% lower than the U.S. average.

Economic Development Partnership of Alabama

EDPA’s primary focus is to help Alabama attract and retain industry. EDPA fills a critical role in business attraction by marketing and promoting Alabama as a business location and providing information analysis and fact-based proposals to interested site selectors.

North Alabama International Trade Association

North Alabama International Trade Association, NAITA is a business-driven non-profit organization with the mission to promote economic growth through international trade education, training and networking.

North Alabama Industrial Development Association

The North Alabama Industrial Development Association (NAIDA) is an economic development organization that assists companies and site selection consultants with identifying available industrial property or office space in the Southeast.

Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County

The mission of the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County is to prepare, develop and promote the community for economic growth. The Chamber assists with locating and growing businesses by serving as a one-stop-shop for information on tax abatements, tax credits, and other grants and incentive programs for new or expanding businesses.

Tennessee Valley Authority

Power service in Huntsville and the surrounding seven-state region is provided by TVA, the largest government-owned power provider in the U.S. Additionally, TVA invests in communities and businesses to foster job growth and retention with financial and technical assistance, economic development incentives, and a multi-million dollar revolving loan program, designed to stimulate investment and job creation in the TVA region.