Nestled in the pine forests of North Baldwin County, Bay Minette is conveniently located 35 miles northeast of Mobile, Alabama, 45 miles west of Pensacola, Florida, and 75 miles east of Biloxi, Mississippi. Because of our favorable location, we enjoy the economic, social and cultural benefits of the surrounding urban areas while maintaining the charm and relaxed pace of a small southern community.
Bay Minette has enjoyed steady, managed growth for many years. As the seat of Baldwin County (the second fastest growing county in the state), our residents enjoy many employment opportunities through local government, the county board of education, as well as legal and other professional offices, which support the county government.
In addition to being home to a thriving timber industry, manufacturing is a major industry for the Bay Minette area. A well-established transportation network of rail systems, airports, interstates, inland waterways and deep-water ports benefits businesses by providing efficient distribution points for their goods.
North Baldwin County is the home of the South Alabama Megasite, a 3,000-acre certified site that is ready for an industry partner. In addition, Bay Minette offers residents employment opportunities in manufacturing and industry and actively seeks new employers through partnerships with the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance and the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce.
There are approximately 8,500 residents living in the city limits of Bay Minette and an additional 20,000 beyond the city limits who call North Baldwin home. In 2017, the City of Bay Minette was selected for the Alabama Communities of Excellence and is now working toward that designation. You can read more about it here.