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You Are Welcome in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

We are rich in diversity and welcome more. We strive to accelerate further opportunity with a cultural atmosphere where everyone feels valued, has a voice in the community, and is part of the positive momentum. Below is a snapshot of our county’s representation and resources.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama’s Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a tremendous resource for information about the initiatives and programming within the university that impact the community as a whole.

Just a few highlights:

New Intercultural Diversity Center was dedicated in 2020.
A Safe Zone program for LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies formed in 2002.
The university has produced 1,695 active diversity efforts in the last five years.
More than 70 student organizations have diversity and inclusion as a focus.
Minority students account for 20.44% of total 2019 enrollment.
More than one-third of undergraduate curriculum is diversity-related.

Source: The University of Alabama Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama
Diverse Business Council

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama’s Diversity Business Council fosters the growth of minority-owned businesses in our region. The council hosts regular “Bridging the Gap” discussions relevant to its mission and an annual Diversity Summit. Learn more about the DBC and other Chamber diversity and inclusion initiatives by visiting the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama’s website.

International Influences

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, has a global flair due in part to international faculty and students at The University of Alabama and the presence of industries representing worldwide investments. Their presence enhances our culture and resources available to our corporate base to expand business partnerships here and abroad.

International Employers in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama


  • Recticel North America
    automotive dashboard and door panels


  • Martinrea Tuscaloosa
    automotive components
  • StressCrete
    decorative concrete utility poles


  • Air Liquide/Airgas Merchant Gases
    industrial specialty gases
  • Michelin Tire Corporation/BFGoodrich Tire Manufacturing
    aftermarket tires


  • Toyota Boshoku America, Inc.
    automotive parts

New Zealand

  • Southern Heat Exchanger
    shell and tube type heat exchangers


  • Bolta Werke GmbH
    automotive molded plastic/chrome parts
  • Boysen USA
    automotive exhaust systems
  • Brose Tuscaloosa
    automotive components
  • BLG Logistics
    automotive parts sub-assembly/sequencing
  • Eberspaecher North America
    automotive exhaust systems
  • Mercedes-Benz U.S. International
    automotive production facility
  • SMP Automotive Systems
    interior and exterior automotive systems
  • ZF Industries
    automotive axles and axle system assemblies and metal stamping


  • Truck and Wheel Group
    tire and wheel assemblies

Other Resources

Tuscaloosa International Friends

Founded in 1972, Tuscaloosa International Friends is a community group that sponsors events and programs encouraging cultural exchange. Visit the Tuscaloosa International Friends website to learn more.

Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International

Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International (TSCI) has facilitated hundreds of productive global partnerships through cultural, civic, and educational exchanges since its founding in 1986. Visit the TSCI website to learn more.