Dale County has Superior Speed-to-Market

Our region’s excellent air, rail, port, and road transportation networks reduce the cost and time of shipping your product. Well positioned geographically, some 50 percent of the U.S. population is within a 24-hour shipping distance. Imports and exports continue to rise to record numbers as international companies locate in the region and local companies leverage access to global markets.

Distance to Major Market

Atlanta, GA205
Birmingham, AL175
Charleston, SC425
Charlotte, NC450
Columbus, GA100
Greenville, SC350
Mobile, AL195
Montgomery, AL85
Nashville, TN370
New Orleans, LA340
Panama City, FL105
Savannah, GA325

Map showing Ozark-Dale County's ideal location


  • Five four-lane highways: two inside the county (U.S. 231 and 84) and three surrounding the county to the west, north, and south (I-65, I-85, and I-10).


  • Dale County features one regional airport and a general aviation airport and is a short drive from several others.

Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) serves Southeast Alabama, Southwest Georgia, and the Florida Panhandle with nonstop flights daily to and from Atlanta. Dothan Airport Industrial Park has available space and is designated a general-purpose Foreign Trade Zone area. Expanded hangar space is also available

Ozark Airport Blackwell Field (71J) is a 114-acre public-use airport located southeast of the central business district of Ozark, Alabama. Businesses at the airport include:

  • Alabama Aviation College: (334) 774-5113
  • Bradley Aviation: (334) 268-0195
  • Dale County Sheriff / Wiregrass Aviation Support Program: (334) 774-2335
  • Friends of Army Aviation: (334) 445-0008
  • Lewis Aviation Training: (334) 237-4805
  • Nowell Aviation LLC: (334) 379-8584
  • Pray Aviation: (316) 519 3399
Airport LocationDistance from Ozark, AL
Blackwell Field Ozark, AL In City Limits 
Montgomery Regional Airport   Montgomery, AL 85 Miles 
Dothan Regional Airport Dothan, AL 25 Miles 
Northwest Florida Regional AirportEglin AFB (Fort Walton/Destin Area)115 Miles
Columbus Metropolitan Airport Columbus, GA 100 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Panama City, FL105 Miles 
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International AirportBirmingham, AL175 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson International AirportAtlanta, GA205 Miles

Map showing locations of Alabama airports


Map showing railroad lines throughout AlabamaRail

  • Dale County offers rail service via CSX connecting to the Bayline (BAYL) in Dothan, Alabama, and Cottondale, Florida, and to the Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad in Dothan.
  • A Class I CSX rail line provides direct rail connection to Port of Panama City facilities.

Map showing waterways and major port of AlabamaPorts

The closest seaport facilities include Mobile, Alabama, and Panama City, Florida. The Port of Jacksonville, Florida, is also an option. Alabama’s Inland waterway system includes the nine-foot channel of the Chattahoochee River. More than 100 manufacturing companies in Southeast Alabama rely on seaport access for foreign importation and exportation of their products.