Biotech Business Climate & Culture

At HudsonAlpha, we believe working together results in quicker translation of discoveries to enterprise. The researchers and associate companies at HudsonAlpha share meeting rooms and common spaces, IT support, a library and café, all of which foster a culture that feels like community and invites mentor-protegé relationships. The Institute offers a growing biotech hub to small companies and start-ups by providing access to outside experts, marketing direction, and strategic networking opportunities.

Alabama Becoming Biotech Bedrock

Alabama is home to more than 550 bioscience companies, and more than 10,000 Alabamians work in biosciences. Huntsville plays a pivotal role in fueling Alabama’s growing reputation as the “Biotech hub of the Southeast.” For decades, Huntsville has been home to pioneers in Defense and Aerospace, like Boeing and Northrop Grumman, and engineering companies like Adtran. Today, the Rocket City is emerging as a pacesetter for biotech as well. Since 2006, HudsonAlpha alone has generated more than $1.85 billion in economic impact for the state of Alabama, and generated more than 1,300 jobs (direct and multiplier), according to a recent impact analysis study conducted by the University of Alabama in Huntsville.


Associate Company Benefits

  • Business Strategy Support and Mentoring
  • Centralized Stockroom for Purchase of Supplies and Materials
  • Facilities Management Support
  • Human Resources Support and Mentoring
  • Investment and Strategic Growth Opportunities
  • Marketing and Communications Support
  • Use of Shared Spaces on Campus: Conference and Meeting Rooms, Wellness Center, Cafe, Auditorium, Library, Executive Lounge

About Huntsville, AL

Something for Everyone

Balmy days almost year-round and an attractive cost-of-living index combined with a diverse culture make Huntsville, AL a prime spot for those seeking to relocate. Huntsville is located at the heart of the Tennessee Valley, and features the best of the region’s fertile offerings. Mountains, lakes, and woodlands provide outdoor enthusiasts with abundant prospects, while the metro area houses universities, great local restaurants, a thriving arts community, churches, and attractions such as the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

Quality of Life

Abounding beauty and an excellent quality of life make Huntsville a great place to raise a family. Fun activities, fresh air and education can all be found in the Rocket City. According to Southern Living Magazine, “Huntsville has one of the most favorable salary-to-cost-of-living ratios in the Southeast”.

The Huntsville Community

Huntsville is part of the greater Tennessee Valley Region and Madison County, Alabama. It is nestled between the Tennessee River and the Appalachian Mountains, and as such, provides a varied terrain of mountains and valleys and holds valuable water resources. Huntsville is home to Redstone Arsenal and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. The Huntsville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has a population of approximately 425,480 persons; while the area’s regional population consists of over 830,742 residents. The area’s climate is seasonal and tends to be family-oriented.

An enduring economic success story is that of the City of Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal. Both have lived, worked, and grown together for more than sixty years. Their relationship has developed into a synergistic partnership that strongly supports the U.S. Army mission and the quality of life of the soldiers and civilians who call this region home.


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