Annual Guides

Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County, AL Newcomer's Guide


  • The Gateway to Downtown Huntsville: Twickenham Square
    Huntsville is not a city that backs down from a complex challenge. When Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle called five diverse commercial developers to the table, all independently seeking building opportunities in downtown Huntsville, and asked them to forge professional partnerships that would spearhead an unprecedented building project for the state of Alabama, all it took was a little moving and shaking.
  • A Wealth of Choices Keeps Residents Healthy: State-of-the-Art Care
    With health care costs rising in major metro areas across the country, Huntsville ranks well below the naitonal average, with the fourth lowest costs out of the top ten comparable technology communities, according to the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER).


  • Body & Mind: Your Health Care is in Good Hands Here
    With two first-rate regional medical centers, a groundbreaking cancer treatment/research center and a world-class biomedical industry growing out of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville beats five of six comparable technology  communities in city-to-city comparisons of key consumer costs in healthcare. Read more....
  • Dazzling Shopping: Area's Variety is Delightfully Surprising
    Forbes cited Huntsville as one of the Top 10 Smartest Cities in the world. With all that brainpower at work, Huntsville residents expect technologically advanced products and smart merchandise that represents the fruits of their intellectual endeavors. Read more....
  • High-Res Talent: Simulation Expertise is Attracting Gaming Interest
    An interesting thing happened over the past 50 years that coincided with Huntsville helping NASA explore space, make it to the moon and then to build and maintain the International Space Station. Here on Earth, 1950s pinball machines were evolving into arcade games and arcade games were morphing into Atari interactive home game consoles, and consoles have blossomed into high-tech electronic digital games that are downloadable to personal computers, laptops and mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. Read more....


  • The Good Life: Low Costs and High Quality Surprise Many a Newcomer
    “ ‘Absolutely not!’ was my wife’s first reaction seven years ago when I told her I had been offered a significant career opportunity in Huntsville, Ala.,” recalls Jason Champion, owner of Hamilton-Ryker of Huntsville, a C-level recruiting agency specializing in IT, engineering and executive searches.  Champion says she cried the whole trip after they left the metropolitan buzz of Atlanta. Read more....

CityVision Publishing

Excursions: A Guest Directory Huntsville/Madison 2011-12

  • Pages 10-13: Huntsville: From Big Spring to Big Dreams
  • Pages 14-15: Huntsville Celebrities
  • Pages 82-87: The Smartest Little City in the U.S.

Excursions: A Guest Directory Huntsville/Madison 2010-11

  • Pages 8-11: Huntsville: From Big Spring to Big Dreams
  • Pages 30-31: Huntsville Celebrities