Seniors & Retirees
Telecommuters & Consultants
you have your own business, are considering starting one, or would
be interested in buying an existing business, Alma is for you.
Right now, there’s a good supply of commercial
space available. You’ll find it to be quite affordable compared
to most space in urban areas, whether you decide to rent or buy.
You’ll also find other costs of doing business such as insurance
and payroll to be generally lower in Alma than in urban areas.
Package delivery services such as FedEx and UPS are
readily available, and its location in the center of the country,
in between Interstates 70 and 80, means that shipping anywhere in
the country is relatively straightforward. Rail cargo services are
also available in Alma.
Broadband Internet services are available through
Community Internet and Frontier Communications. Wireless hotspots
are also available in Alma, on Main Street and in the city park.
To help businesses start up or expand, the City of
Alma implemented tax
increment financing (TIF) as well as a 1.5% sales and lodging tax
to stimulate economic development. Many businesses in the area have
already benefited from this assistance.
The Alma Chamber of Commerce is an active group of local
businesses providing guidance and support for companies throughout
the region. The group sponsors numerous events and programs during
the year. For more information, visit