Alabama Productivity Center
The Productivity Center works to improve Alabama companies’ productivity, quality, and competitiveness through the use of the University’s research and educational resources.
Alabama Small Business Development Center Network (ASBDC)
The Alabama SBDC Network is a statewide, inter-institutional program to enhance economic growth in Alabama by providing management and technical assistance to small businesses. It specializes in one-on-one business counseling and educational training for small businesses, with specialty program in international trade, government procurement, and capital access. Certified business counselors are available in 10 Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) located at our member university partners across the state.
Alabama Technology Network (ATN)
ATN links Alabama manufacturers with technological resources from its network of universities, colleges, businesses, and government to deliver the training that allows businesses to be more efficient, more productive, more competitive. Our training experts might conduct detailed needs assessments, outline potential solutions based on the results, and then provide technical assistance to help you solve those problems or identify those who can. ATN can help with automation, quality system implementation, lean manufacturing training, environmental health and safety training, and industrial maintenance training. These training services for Alabama manufacturers are provided at a reasonable cost.
Center for Business & Economic Research (CBER)
The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) has been Alabama’s key source for information on Alabama’s economy and its people since 1930. CBER responds to requests for information from state and local government agencies, chambers of commerce, public and private researchers, industrial organizations, news media, and private citizens. CBER operates the Alabama State Data Center, and has produced forecasts of economic activity in Alabama since 1980.
Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC)
The Procurement Technical Assistance Center’s (PTAC) mission is to strengthen Alabama’s economy by stimulating job creation, growth, and business retention. To accomplish this goal, the PTAC assists businesses in securing government contracts. PTAC staff advises and assists clients in the identification of market opportunities as well as the preparation and proper submission of applications, certifications, and registrations necessary for them to do business with government entities.
William R. Bennett Alabama International Trade Center (AITC)
The Alabama International Trade Center, located at the University of Alabama since 1979, provides export research, technical trade consulting services, training programs, and trade financing solutions to Alabama’s small business community. Its dedicated staff includes professionals that specialize in international sales & marketing, logistics, business strategy, and finance. AITC is a founding member of the Export Alabama trade alliance.