Economic Development

The City of Oneonta was established on February 18th, 1891 and was officially incorporated April 4th, 1939. The local government is compiled of an elected Mayor and five elected Council Persons. Day-to-day operations are handled by an appointed City Manager.

Serving a retail trade area of 84,481, Oneonta has the largest and most active business center in Blount County.

The City of Oneonta is proud to offer its own city school system consisting of an elementary, middle and high school. In addition, Oneonta is home to a newly established Wallace State Community College campus offering higher education opportunities, including dual enrollment.

Within a few miles of Oneonta there are a number of other educational institutions including:

     The Blount County Technical Facility

     Jefferson State Community College

     Snead State Community College

     Wallace State Community College, Hanceville

     Gadsden State Community College

     The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Staffed with a 24 hour Police and Fire Department, Oneonta prides itself on offering top-quality first responder services. We also have a local hospital, St. Vincent's Blount, with a 24 hour emergency room.

Our municipality offers water, natural gas, sewer and garbage services. Electricity is provided by Alabama Power and residents may choose between Otelco, Blount Broadband and Sardis Telecom for local data/communications. 

Oneonta is home to a number of public green spaces and recreational centers.

Public transportation is available by calling 205-625-6250.

Oneonta offers an industrial park prepped for development. Located just off of State Highway 75, our industrial park offers a central location to service a variety of industrial needs.

We are prepared to offer any qualifying entity an aggressive municipal incentive package designed to make Oneonta the ideal location for your business.

Partners in Economic Development

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© 2019 City of Oneonta, Alabama

202 Third Avenue East

Oneonta, AL 35121

205-274-2150

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