Alexander City, a small town in east central Alabama located between Montgomery and Birmingham, has done some serious regrouping after the shrinking of Russell Corp. The giant apparel manufacturer used to employ 7,500 in Alexander City, its former headquarters. Now it employs less than 1,400 in the city.
The local newspaper wrote a long piece as part of a series on the city’s economic changes, and EMSI data was used throughout the article and the detailed graphic below to give an up-to-date economic picture of the town.
The full story from the Alex City Outlook can be found here.