Expansion Magazine, a publication for decision-makers at corporations, ranked Montgomery as the No. 9 small metro area for recruiting new and expanding businesses.

Overall, the magazine ranked Alabama as the No. 9 state for business expansion and relocation.

All the ranking cities have been "remarkably successful at attracting business expansions and relocations. It is a reflection of the remarkably vibrant local economies these communities have built over the past several decades," says Expansion Magazine.

We appreciate you, Montgomery!!