Community Development

The Department of Economic and Community Development is tasked with two distinct missions.

Through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program the Department administers Economic Development programs designed to provide loans and grants to businesses to create jobs for low-to-moderate income individuals.

The Department also works to acquire new business and to expand and improve existing Bessemer businesses through a variety of City-sponsored programs.

The Department’s Community Development activities are funded through the CDBG program and include an extensive Housing program, Public Facilities improvement, Parks and numerous Public Service Facililties.

Office Hours: 8 a.m. until 4:45 p.m


Forrest Davis


1800 Third Avenue North
Bessemer, Alabama 35020
(205) 424-4060 phone
(205) 424-4372 fax