The Tuscaloosa National Airport plays a vital role in the business development initiatives of Tuscaloosa. By providing an air shipping channel and an industrial park, the airport gives growing businesses in Tuscaloosa a competitive advantage.
In 2017, Bolta U.S. opened a new facility in the Tuscaloosa Airport Industrial Park. Bolta uses this new state-of-the-art space to produce the iconic three-point star emblems of Mercedes-Benz and other parts for the main Vance automotive production facility. The $50 million facility currently employs 200, and will expand to over 350 in the near future.