Why Hoover

Welcome to Hoover, Alabama!

Since its establishment just 55 years ago, Hoover has grown to become an economic engine for Central Alabama and a cornerstone of the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Region. Built upon a foundation of strong public schools and suburban amenities, Hoover has now evolved into a diverse and dynamic hub of innovation. The city benefits from its central location in the Southeastern United States- the country’s prime region for growth. Situated at the crossroads of Alabama’s interstate system (I-65 & I-459) and just 20 minutes from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Hoover is connected to points in the South and beyond. 

Where Smart Workers Thrive

Hoover’s greatest strength is our people- 92,000 diverse individuals who create a patchwork of communities and stories that make us one of the South’s most dynamic communities. Combine an award-winning public school system and a modern community college campus in the middle of our city and Hoover is building a talent pipeline of the future. 58% of our residents hold a bachelor degree or higher providing a deep bench of talent for new and expanding businesses. Residents in Hoover benefit from a diverse corporate base, providing diverse career opportunities whatever their skills and experience. 

Where Corporations Innovate + Grow

Hoover is home to a variety of companies that have technology and science at the core of their operations. Large companies such as Regions Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, and AT&T have major facilities in the city. Many small- and mid-sized IT and life sciences firms such as McLeod Software and BioCryst call Hoover, “home.” Our city is also home to the federally funded National Computer Forensics Institute. 

Where Outdoor Adventure is Right Around the Corner

Hoover is built on both sides of the Cahaba River- Alabama’s longest and one of the country’s most ecologically diverse. Meandering 50 miles from east to west, the Cahaba’s natural environment and connecting neighborhoods and business parks provide beauty and recreational opportunities for all. 

In 2021, Hoover was named “The Best Place to Live in Alabama” according to Niche.Com. We believe it doesn’t take long to find out why that’s true.