About

Here in Limestone, Madison and Morgan counties, we enjoy a strong local economy. Unemployment rates are down, new business starts are up, and we’re attracting major employers to locate here. Ours is a flourishing region with an abundance of natural beauty and many great places to live, work and play.

Our chambers of commerce and other economic development organizations are busier than ever. Our elected leaders are cooperating and collaborating while putting the region first. Our schools, universities, and community and technical colleges are working to shape the workforce of the future.

Getting here took years of planning, investment, and hard work. Staying here and making sure our region continues to prosper, will take a collaborative effort.

Enter Launch 2035, a new regional partnership that will rethink and imagine our region’s economy 20 years from today.

Having kicked off in fall 2014, Launch 2035 now counts business and community leaders from across the region among its supporters. United by the belief that our region’s prosperity depends on our three counties working and planning together, these leaders are committed to fostering regional economic growth and an enviable quality of life for all our residents.

LAUNCH 2035 TIMELINE

  • 3-County Business Focus Group Discussions: October-December 2014

    3-County Business Focus Group Discussions: October-December 2014

  • Consultant Interviews: December 2014-March 2015

    Consultant Interviews: December 2014-March 2015

  • Phase 1 Funding Completed: July 2015

    Phase 1 Funding Completed: July 2015

  • Consultants Hired: August 2015

    Consultants Hired: August 2015

  • 1st Leadership Team Meeting: September 2015

    1st Leadership Team Meeting: September 2015

  • 1st Task Force Meetings: December 2015

    1st Task Force Meetings: December 2015

  • Logo & Website Launch: February 2016

    Logo & Website Launch: February 2016

  • Phase 2 Fundraising: January – March 2016

    Phase 2 Fundraising: January – March 2016

  • Data collection, Task Force meetings, Focus groups: 2016 - 2017

    Data collection, Task Force meetings, Focus groups: 2016 - 2017

  • Implementation Plan begins

    Implementation Plan begins

LAUNCH 2035 DONORS

  • Alabama’s Mountains, Rivers, and Valleys Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc

    Alabama’s Mountains, Rivers, and Valleys Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc

  • AT & T

    AT & T

  • BizTech (Huntsville)

    BizTech (Huntsville)

  • Citizens for Economic Progress (Athens)

    Citizens for Economic Progress (Athens)

  • Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

    Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

  • Emm Dee Drug Co. (Athens)

    Emm Dee Drug Co. (Athens)

  • First National Bank (Athens)

    First National Bank (Athens)

  • Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce

    Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce

  • Huntsville Committee of 100

    Huntsville Committee of 100

  • Huntsville Hospital

    Huntsville Hospital

  • Huntsville International Airport

    Huntsville International Airport

  • Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce

    Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce

  • Huntsville Utilities

    Huntsville Utilities

  • John Maund (Athens)

    John Maund (Athens)

  • Market Street Properties (Athens)

    Market Street Properties (Athens)

  • NAIDA (North Alabama Industrial Development Association)

    NAIDA (North Alabama Industrial Development Association)

  • Redstone Federal Credit Union

    Redstone Federal Credit Union

  • Regions Bank

    Regions Bank

  • Reliance Bank (Athens)

    Reliance Bank (Athens)

  • 21st Century Investments (Athens)

    21st Century Investments (Athens)