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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 is the natural choice to locate and expand, offering a robust, mixed economy within the thriving Birmingham-Hoover metro, from hi-tech corporations to 21st-century manufacturing companies. Our suburban and rural communities provide bountiful recreation, attractions, retail and authentic, mixed-use places for residents and visitors; and our regionally engaged innovation ecosystem empowers diverse talent to create and grow novel products and services. 

58 INC: Our Organization

58 INC, Shelby County, Alabama’s economic development corporation, serves as the lead for innovation ecosystem development; industrial, corporate office, and retail recruitment; and partners on retention for our major economic drivers within all of Shelby County, Alabama, and its municipalities.

58 INC collaborates with statewide, regional and local economic developers, the corporate community, local government officials, private developers, The Shelby County Chamber, and Discover Shelby tourism and events team, 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 inform, consult, guide and collaborate to develop, activate, attract and retain productive and diverse businesses, people and places.


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

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

  • Community Engagement. Support Shelby County and each of its communities in making impactful economic development investments and collaborations that create jobs with major employers, activate the innovation community, and provide places for interaction. 


  • Corporate & Industrial Retention/Expansion

  • Corporate & Industrial Attraction

  • Retail Recruitment & Placemaking

  • Innovation Ecosystem 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