Doing Business with the City

Lanett’s location, labor force, and low cost of doing business, has been the recipe for attracting national and global industrial leaders such as WestRock and Knauf Insulation, as well as smaller businesses started by local entrepreneurs. Lanett offers numerous advantages to companies who do business here, beginning with one of the lowest overall tax burdens in the United States. Lanett has low property taxes and no inventory tax. Many tax incentives and abatements are also available to businesses.

As the owner of all its utilities, the City of Lanett offers a one-stop shop for electric, gas, water and sewer services.

Strong transportation networks and quick access to major routes, make Lanett an attractive place to live and do business. Area highways, airports, and railways provide affordable transport costs for shipping manufactured goods, lowering overall cost of doing business. Major highways include I-85 and US Hwy 29. The city has rail service via CSX Transportation, and is home to the Lanett Municipal Airport. As the first city in Alabama on I-85, Lanett is located less than 60 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Lanett also sits on the banks of the Chattahoochee River and port access is 250 miles away in Mobile or 240 miles away in Savannah, GA.

Whether you are looking for affordable land for a manufacturing or distribution facility, or sites for retail and residential development, Lanett, Alabama has the strategic site to meet your needs.

Lanett is located in east Alabama, centrally located among:

  • Atlanta, GA (60 miles/97km)
  • Birmingham, AL (135 miles/217km)
  • Charleston, SC (400 miles/643km)
  • Charlotte, NC (330 miles/531km)
  • Chattanooga, TN (200 miles/321km)
  • Columbus, GA (40 miles/64km)
  • Knoxville, TN (395 miles/635km)
  • Memphis, TN (370 miles/595km)
  • Mobile, AL (250 miles/402km)
  • Montgomery, AL (80 miles/128km)
  • Nashville, TN (310 miles/498km)
  • New Orleans, LA (390 miles/627km)

The City of Lanett, Alabama and the Chambers County Development Authority can provide customized reports, statistics, and other information for site selectors, prospective businesses, and existing businesses looking to locate, relocate or grow within the City of Lanett and Chambers County, Alabama.

For assistance, contact the Chambers County Development Authority at 334.642.1412 or by visit their website.

Economic Development Resources

The following entities can provide economic development information for the State of Alabama.

The Apply For section of our website will help provide you with useful information and forms regarding all your business needs. This section covers various areas of business from building permits and inspections to business licenses and various other aspects of business such as utility requests.

The City of Lanett also offers on-line payments for your business’s utility account.


Lanett City Hall
401 North Lanier Ave
Lanett, AL 36863-2019