Welcome to the Magic City

With the lowest cost of living in the Southeast, access to affordable talent and so much more, the Magic City is the place where your company can thrive. From innovation to quality of life, there are endless reasons why you should be bound for Birmingham. Come experience our city firsthand, and see the magic for yourself.

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Bound for
One of the Best Large Cities to Start a Business.

Programs like TechStars Alabama EnergyTech, Prosper HealthTech, Southern Research BioTech, and gener8tor by Bronze Valley exist to support innovation in Birmingham.

Top Places That Support Innovation:

  • Innovation Depot
  • Birmingham Business Alliance
  • Alabama Power Foundation
  • REV Birmingham
  • TechBirmingham
  • Alabama Capital Network
  • Alabama Futures Fund
  • Southern Research
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Named 4th Fastest Growing Startup City in 2022

Wallet Hub

Bound for
More Green Space per Capita than Any Other City its Size.

In addition to outdoor recreation areas in the city, a 940-acre state park is within a 30-minute drive from downtown.

Top Places to Get Outside:

  • Railroad Park
  • The Birmingham Zoo 
  • The Botanical Gardens
  • Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
  • Red Mountain Park
  • Oak Mountain Nature Trails
  • Vulcan Statue Park
127+ Miles of Trails and Rapidly Growing

Bound for
Five James Beard Award-Winning Restaurants.

Called a “best food city” by Andrew Zimmern, Birmingham is a culinary destination with legendary restaurants and breweries.

Top Places Eat and Drink:

  • The House of Found Objects
  • The Collins Bar
  • The Lumbar
  • James Beard Award-Winning Restaurants:
    • Automatic Seafood & Oysters
    • Highlands Bar & Grill 
    • Hot & Hot Fish Club
    • The Bright Star 
    • Rodney Scott’s BBQ
    • Pizza Grace (Best New Restaurant Nominee)
10+ Local Breweries

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More Accessible Entertainment

See live music and head to a baseball game—all without leaving downtown.

Top Places for Entertainment:

  • Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
  • Alabama Theatre
  • The Lyric Theatre
  • City Walk BHAM
  • Uptown Birmingham
  • Topgolf
  • Professional sports:
    • Birmingham Legion FC Soccer
    • Birmingham Barons Baseball 
    • Birmingham Bulls Hockey
    • Birmingham Squadron Basketball
15 Entertainment Districts Approved

Bound for
an Abundance of Learning
Opportunities

Admire the Vulcan statue, or visit a hands-on museum. Unique art and science experiences are all around.

Top Places to Experience Art and Science:

  • McWane Science Center
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Alabama Symphony Orchestra
2700+ Pieces of Art on Display

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Celebrating Advancements in Diversity

From the iron industry to the Civil Rights District being declared a National Monument, Birmingham is recognized nationally for its history and advancements in diversity and inclusion.

Top Places Historic Landmarks:

  • Kelly Ingram Park
  • The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail
  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
  • The Carver Theatre and Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
  • Historic 4th Avenue Business District
14 HBCUs More Than Any Other State

Birmingham Civil Right Institute