Purchasing property for a business in Alabama is a great investment for any small business or chain looking to expand. Once a state suffering from a high level of poverty, Alabama has risen from the ashes since World War II and is now considered one of the key economic powers in the Southern U.S. Alabama's population has been steadily rising since the year 2000, bringing entrepreneurs to the state's capital, Montgomery, as well as to outlying areas where business is booming.

Alabama has a far more diverse economy than most people believe. Prominent sectors of its economy include maintenance and security, software development, entertainment, and telecommunications. The technology field is especially enjoying success and growth in Alabama, and many small businesses have developed into multi-million dollar corporations with corporate campuses. Some of those campuses lease commercial space for smaller businesses serving the campus itself.

Whether leasing or buying, commercial real estate in Alabama can be very affordable. A small space for a boutique or other small retail store can cost as little as $1000 per month, while very large office complexes or restaurant spaces can still start below the $1,000,000 mark. Cities such as Birmingham and Montgomery higher costs due to its bustling city location. Smaller towns on the outskirts of major metropolitans will have commercial property for sale with less costly price tags.

There is a way to offset some of those higher costs of urban commercial real estate. Many of Alabama's larger cities have business incubators that help new business owners get into commercial space at reduced rates. Another perk of the commercial real estate market in Alabama is its climate. With its warm summers and mild winters, investors needn't worry too much about flood insurance or other climate-related issues, though there is a risk of hurricane damage.

The Internet has made it easy for business owners to locate commercial real estate. Websites such as Cityfeet are geared specifically toward the sale of such property in the state of Alabama. Allowing you to search for professional space based upon a size, location, and price criteria, you can quickly and easily find a vacant retail location perfect for your business.

Visit the Alabama CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Chapter or the Alabama Chapter of IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) for more valuable information.