Cherokee
County

County Seat: Centre
Population: 26,014
Civilian Labor Force: 11,197

Cherokee County is located in northeast Alabama between the metro areas of Atlanta, Birmingham and Chattanooga. It is home to Weiss Lake, which is well known for its spectacular views and some of the world’s best fishing.

Companies like KTH Leesburg Products have found Cherokee County to be an excellent location for their businesses. Federal highways US 278 and US 11 and the Centre-Piedmont-Cherokee County Regional Airport provide an excellent transportation network.

County Profile

Population within a 45-mile radius: 766,183
Population: 26,014
Civilian Labor Force: 11,197
Unemployment Rate: 5.40%
County Residents Working in the County: 2,572
County Residents Working Outside the County: 5,710
Outside Residents Working in the County: 2,293

Source: AdvantageAlabama.com

Cherokee County Industrial Development Authority

Available Sites & Buildings

Top Manufacturing Companies in Cherokee County

Many manufacturing operations have found success in Cherokee County. These are the top ten:

CompanyProductEmployment
KTH Leesburg Products LLCAutomotive Underbody Structural Parts509
American ApparelMilitary Apparel235
ParkdaleYarn Spinning - Cotton Processing220
Sawyer NurseryWholesale Nursery90
Prince MineralsPorcelain Enamel Frits, Electrostatic Powders84
Dixie Green, Inc.Wholesale Nursery49
BechikMattress Edging Tape40
Model Tee'sEmbroidery35
Cherokee Milling CompanyCotton Gin30
Weiss Lake Egg Company, Inc.Chicken Egg Farm25

Source: Local economic development contacts