Where Business Lives on the Lake

Residents of Guntersville and Marshall County enjoy a solid business climate.  The tourism and hospitality industry, industrial, retail, construction, and a variety of service industries make up Guntersville’s business community.  While manufacturing serves as the largest employment sector, retail and services provide 50% of the jobs in the area. The tourism and hospitality industry appeal to entrepreneurs, and Guntersville is an ideal location for small businesses.


Conners Island Business Park

Conners Island is a 550-acre environmentally friendly development located within the city limits of Guntersville. The park is designed to accommodate a wide-range of business and manufacturing facilities, from light manufacturing to corporate headquarters. The park offers gently rolling terrain and scenic lake views, with a comprehensive set of covenants designed to support the interests of every facility. The development is laid out in two sectors, Park East and Park West, connected by the park’s main four-lane boulevard.


The fully served park, with direct access to US Highway 431, offers many advantages to locating industries:

  • Affordable and skilled workforce

  • Industrial site preparation grants

  • Innovative incentive packages

  • One-stop, local streamlined assistance

  • Business friendly community

  • Free training assistance by the Alabama Industrial Development Training Program

  • Award-winning local schools, including a national Blue Ribbon School


Located just half of a mile from the Conners Island Park entrance is the Guntersville Municipal Airport-Joe Starnes Field. Currently, a 3,360-foot paved and lighted runway serves the airport. Plans are underway to build a new 5,500-foot runway to accommodate corporate jets. To date, the justification study, airport layout plan, and preliminary Environmental Assessment work have been completed.  

For more information about these exciting new developments, contact Director of Economic Development for the City of Guntersville, Grant DeMuth. You can reach him by telephone at 256-571-7565 or email him at  grant.demuth@guntersvilleal.org.