About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the Covington County Economic Development Commission (CCEDC) is to create investment, job growth, and improve the quality of life in Covington County, Alabama. Our vision is to become the best rural economic development organization in the United States.

CCEDC is constantly targeting different markets and showcasing Covington County to companies around the world. By recognizing that economic development strengths rely heavily in the diversification of industries, retaining and attracting many different types of businesses is a top priority.

CCEDC prides itself as being a one-stop resource center, able to contact local businesses or entrepreneurs with local, state and federal funding sources that offer low-interest or interest-free money. CCEDC also assists in business start-ups, with everything from developing a new business plan to hiring and training employees.

Partners

The following entities are partners of CCEDC:

Staff

Rick Clifton
President & CEO
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Jacob Morgan
Project Manager
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Gail Trant
Project Manager
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Board of Directors

Ed Short, Chairman
President & CEO
Covington Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Tom Lane, Secretary
President & CEO
CCB Community Bank

Tim Loggins
Loggins & Loggins

Earl Johnson, Mayor
City of Andalusia

John E. Bartholomew, Mayor
City of Opp

Robert Williamson, Mayor
City of Florala

Willie J. Hendrix, Mayor
Town of Red Level

Ricky Jones, Vice President
Andalusia Distributing Company, Inc.

Gary Smith, President & CEO
PowerSouth

Neil Springstead
BB&T

Harold Sorrells, President
MSJ Trucking Company

Frank Henderson, Vice President
Henderson Sewing Machine Co., Inc.

Ashley Eiland, Executive VP
Andalusia Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Herbert Riedel, President
LBW Community College

Phillip Jones
Jones Accounting

C.L. Kirkpatrick
Kirk’s Funeral Chapel

Charles Smith
Florala Pharmacy

Phillip Stanley, Retired
Opp, AL