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201 Years as The City of Jackson, Alabama

In the early 1800's a land purchase was made that was to be the beginning of one of the oldest and most progressive towns of South Alabama. The history of the town traces back to the old French and Spanish times. The earliest settlers were two of the original five commissioners... Read More


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Mayor Paul South

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Paul grew up in Arab, Alabama,and graduated from Arab High School. He attended the University of Alabama, where he met his wife, Jan Rudder South. The couple moved to Jackson, Alabama in 1977 and later had three children, Carrie, Laura and Will.  Read More

Served as Councilman

Paul South has proudly served as Councilman for District 2 since 1992 until 2016 when he was elected as Mayor.

Served as Mayor Protem

Paul South has also served the City of Jackson as Mayor Protem from 1999 until elected as Mayor in 2016.

Water & Sewer Board

Paul South currently serves on the Jackson Water & Sewer Board and Worked at Boise Cascade 1979-2016.




Basic Criteria:

  1. Brick and mortar location
  2. Employees must be physically employed in the Jackson location
  3. Must have a projected annual retail gross taxable sales of $1.5 million or greater
  4. Project must employ five or more full time employees and have a minimum $500,000 capital investment including property, building, equipment and renovation.


  1. Qualifying projects will be considered for rebates of up to fifty percent (2% for retail; 2% for restaurants) to the property developer or retailer of future city sales tax receipts.  The number of years this incentive/rebate will be given will be dependent on amount of initial capital investment, estimated yearly taxable retail sales, and overall impact of project to the Jackson market.
  2. All projects will be subject to a project agreement which will be implemented by resolution approved by the Jackson Industrial Board and the Jackson City Council.
  3. Any projects not meeting the full requirements of an approved project agreement each year shall forfeit their rebate.
  4. City will consider waiver of building permit fee
  5. City will consider waiver of water and sewer tap fees

Existing Retail Businesses wishing to expand in the City of Jackson

Basic Criteria:

  1. Brick and mortar location
  2. Employees must be employed in the Jackson location
  3. Project must employ three or more additional employees with the expansion (at least 2 must be full time positions)
  4. Retailer must have been in business in Jackson for three or more years and have gross annual taxable sales of $500,000 or more as reflected in the previous twelve months reported sales to Jackson’s sales and use tax collection agent. The twelve month reporting period will correspond with the City’s budget year. (October 1st through September 30th).  The number of years this incentive/rebate that will be given will be dependent on amount of initial capital investment, estimated yearly taxable retail sales, and over all impact of the project to the Jackson market.
  5. Business must meet the criteria as set out by Resolution of the City Council each year to qualify for the incentives/rebate.
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For more information regarding Commercial & Industrial Properties in Jackson, contact our Economic Development Director: Richard T. (Tucson) Roberts, Director for Clarke County Mobile: (334) 333-0964

Tucson Roberts has practiced economic development for over 35-years in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. His economic development career began when Craig Air Force base closed in 1979. He became the first executive director of newly-formed Craig Field Airport and Industrial Authority near Selma, Alabama that included an operating airport, housing, utility department and industrial park. Since that time, he has managed local-economic development organizations in Scottsboro, Dothan and Andalusia, Alabama as well as Meridian, Mississippi. He has extensive experience in both industry and retail recruiting and workforce development. 

 He is perhaps best known for his successes in airport and industrial and recruiting. He has recruited numerous aerospace and industrial companies, managed an airport and served for two-years as Dean of the Alabama Aviation Center (AAC) in Ozark, Alabama. The State of Alabama’s aviation school (AAC) specialized in the training of FAA certified aviation airframe and power plant mechanics and technicians. He currently serves as President of Tucson Atlantic Consulting. His recent consulting activities include: Technical assistance to communities, community assessments, aviation assessments, strategic plans as well as industry and retail recruitment. Recent projects since 2013 ,include:

Technical Assistance (Ongoing):

  • Lowndes County AL, Retail Recruitment & Workforce Development
  • Etowah County, AL, Mega-Site Marketing
  • Atmore AL, Retail & Industrial

Assessments, Strategies and Marketing Plans:

  • The Slocomb AL Industrial Board- Community Assessment and Marketing Strategy
  • Phenix City AL- Retail and Marketing Strategy
  • Citronelle AL- Community Assessment and Marketing Strategy
  • City of Cullman AL- Summary Aerospace Assessment
  • Mobile and Baldwin Counties- Economic Development Strategy
  • Monroeville Monroe County EDC- Community Assessment and Aerospace Assessment
  • Portsmouth OH- Aerospace Assessment & Marketing Strategy
  • One Kentucky (Nine County Region in KY) Aerospace Assessment & Marketing Strategy
  • Ashland KY-Aerospace Assessment & Marketing Strategy
  • Huntington WV- Aerospace Assessment & Strategy
  • City of Pritchard-Retail Assessment and Marketing Strategy
  • Lowndes County AL- Industrial Assessment and Marketing Strategy, Retail Assessment & Marketing Strategy. Ongoing Technical Assistance
  • C3 Region AL, Summary Aerospace Assessment
  • Shreveport LA Aerospace Assessment and Marketing Strategy
  • Bullock County, AL, Aerospace Assessment
  • City of Madison, AL, Economic Development Strategy
  • Corpus Christi MSA, TX, Aerospace Assessment & Marketing Plan
  • Ace Aero- Economic Impact on Marshall County AL
  • Bayou la Batre Industrial Building Evaluation

Professionally, he has served as:

  • Chairman of Economic Development Association of Alabama (Montgomery 1992),
  • Chairman of the Southern Economic Development Council (Atlanta 2008),
  • Chairman, South Alabama Aviation Advantage (2003-2010),
  • Chairman of the eight-county Region 6 Alabama Workforce Council (Dothan 2006-­‐2010),
  • Chairman of the Southeast Alabama Council for Economic Development (Dothan, 2009, 2010)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Janus Institute (2010-present).

He earned two Masters Degrees and an Urban and Regional Planning Certificate from the University of Alabama. He and his wife, Kathy, currently reside in Point Clear, Alabama.


Utility Payments

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Traffic Citations

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Your City Council Members

“Mr. Jackson was born in Jackson and has lived here all his life. He is employed in Sales/Delivery by Dairy Fresh, Inc. Mr. Jackson also serves as a Minister and Elder at the Carlton AOH Church...Read More
Eldridge Jackson (Mayor Protem) - District 1, Place 1 
“Born in Clarke County, Ms. James has lived much of her life in District 1 in Jackson, AL. In 2002, she earned a degree in applied science, office technology and computer application from Alabama Southern...Read More
Jane Bettis James - District 1, Place 2
“Born in Jackson Alabama, Jackson High School Graduate. Mrs. Raybon holds a BS Education from the University of Alabama. Mrs. Raybon has been employed at Jackson High School for over 20 years...Read More
Audra Raybon - District 2, Place 1
“Born in St. Stephens, Alabama, Mr. Atchison moved to Jackson with his family in 1975. He is married to Janiece (Rotch) Atchison and they have two daughters, Debbie Lankford and Denita Hankins...Read More
Jimmy Atchison - District 2, Place 2
“Carol Lathan Goolsby was born in Chatom, AL, she is the third of eight children. She is a graduate of Washington County High School, and attended computer classes at Alabama Southern...Read More
Carol Goolsby - District 3, Place 1
“Mr. Bolen was born and raised in Jackson and has lived here all his life. In 1993, he earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Mr. Bolen has one child...Read More
Daron Bolen - District 3, Place 2

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