Mobile is located in southwest Alabama at the head of Mobile Bay, 31 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. It is the second largest metropolitan area in Alabama and the state’s major port.
The metropolitan area includes Mobile and Baldwin counties and covers 2,828 square miles. The dominant urban area is the city of Mobile, measuring 159.4 square miles of the 1,238 square miles in Mobile County.
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A major aircraft manufacturer is locating to Mobile, planning and selection of vendors began 1st Quarter, 2013 and final completion of the facility due by the 4th quarter of 2014.
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The three counties in Florida considered part of the Greater Mobile market area include Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties.
Pensacola, contained within Escambia county in Florida is a community of about 52,000. It is a sea port on Pensacola Bay and is the home of some of the best beaches in the US. It is also the home of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and the US Naval Air Station. It also is home to the National Naval Flight Museum and the main campus of the University of West Florida.
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