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You’re Probably Wondering…Why 58?

Those are our digits, our identifier, our number.

Alabama has long identified each county with a number as the lead figure on numerical license plates (we call tags). Throughout the state, for those who know this “county code,” 58 is synonymous with Shelby County in Alabama.

We are working hard so when you see a 58 tag, it brings to mind:

  • Natural beauty and premier recreation

  • World-class executive to suburban to rural lifestyles

  • Positive, smart growth and development

  • Visionary economic development strategy

  • Creative and collaborative people

  • Leaders focused on improving the lives of our residents

And our ultimate goal?
For you to have a 58 tag too!

2040 Vision

Shelby County offers a robust, mixed economy, from hi-tech corporations to mid-sized advanced manufacturing companies; attractions, retail and services for residents and visitors; and career readiness programs engaging and preparing a diverse and successful workforce.

58 INC: Our Organization

58 INC serves as the lead for industrial, corporate office, and retail recruitment, along with retention and workforce initiatives for our major economic drivers within all of Shelby County, Alabama, and its municipalities.

58 INC serves Shelby County and its communities as their economic development team, partnering with regional and local economic developers, the corporate community, secondary and post-secondary educators, local government officials, private developers, and The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, to bring desired economic investment to all communities in Shelby County. 

Adding sustainable economic value to Shelby County and its communities, 58 INC’s economic developers consult, guide and partner to develop, attract and retain productive and diverse businesses and people.


  • Corporate Growth. Lead the attraction and retention of major employers, the economic drivers of Shelby County, that export goods and services. 

  • Retail Amenities. Lead the recruitment of and support high quality retail, entertainment and lodging developments and related resources serving residents, visitors, entrepreneurs, companies, and workers.  

  • Community Engagement. Support Shelby County and each of its communities in making impactful economic development investments and partnerships that create jobs with major employers, fuel ecosystems for entrepreneurial success, and connect career training to companies. 


  • Corporate Retention and Attraction

  • Retail Recruitment

  • Talent Development

  • Entrepreneurship Development

Board Members

Mike Evers, Chair

Vice President Operations

Sealing Equipment Products Co, Inc. (SEPCO)

Mechelle Wilder, Vice Chair

Founding Partner & Associate Broker

ARC Realty

Matthew Renfrow, PhD, Treasurer


Reliant Glycosciences, LLC
Professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Meribeth Gilbert, Secretary

Vice President Human Resources

McLeod Software

Brian Parker

CFO & CEO (respectively)

Comer Companies & The Big Chill

Mitt Schroeder


Central State Bank

David Willingham, P.E.

County Engineer

Shelby County