One of the states making up the Old South in the US, Alabama has traditionally been an agricultural economy. However now with the diversification of economy, it is being seen as a great place to live and work – especially if you are looking for a rich guy to mentor your personal life.
Men in Uniform
Following World War II, Alabama experienced growth as the economy of the state transitioned from one primarily based on agriculture to one with diversified interests. The establishment or expansion of multiple United States Armed Forces installations added to the state economy and helped bridge the gap between an agricultural and industrial economy during the mid-20th century. According to the Birmingham Business Journal1 the Redstone Arsenal topped the list of employers which employ the most employees in Alabama as of April 2011. The Arsenal is a garrison for a number of tenants including the United States Army Materiel Command, Army's Aviation and Missile Command, the Missile Defense Agency of the Department of Defense, and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in the third position was the Maxwell Air Force Base and in the sixth was the Army Aniston Depot at Aniston. Alabama produces aerospace and electronic products, mostly in the Huntsville area, the location of NASA's George C. Marshall Space Flight Center and the U.S. Army Materiel Command, headquartered at Redstone Arsenal. All this means that a host of top ranking defense officers, super qualified skilled engineers and other highly skilled professionals are residing in the many defense establishments in the state of Alabama; and while their take-home pay may not be able to match those of hedge fund managers and millionaire entrepreneurs, the highly quality of life and the glamour of the uniform could be enough to make for a highly satisfying dating life.
TI: Millionaire Match has many single millionaire men from Alabama looking for women to date and marry.
Auto majors of the state
Since 1993, the automobile industry has generated a large number of jobs and in fact Alabama currently ranks 4th in the nation for vehicle exports. Automakers accounted for approximately a third of the industrial expansion in the state during 20122. The strongest model sales during this period were the Hyundai Elantra compact car, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class sport utility vehicle and the Honda Ridgeline sport utility truck. So if you are looking to be wined and dined by wealthy singles, a good idea would be to mingle with high earning engineers, designers, executives and businessmen all related to the auto industry in Alabama. For this you may need to frequent the upscale hangouts in places like Tuscaloosa County where Mercedes-Benz U.S. International was the first automotive facility to locate within the state, Lincoln the site of Honda Manufacturing Alabama which is the sole manufacturer of the Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, and Honda Ridgeline, Montgomery which is home to Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama as well as Huntsville which is the headquarter of Toyota Manufacturing Alabama.
Montgomery Hot spots
Though the Montgomery is neither the largest city by population nor by total area, nevertheless the state capital of Alabama exudes an Old Southern charm, which is sure to draw many a successful single to its cultural and historical attractions. Thus you could go on a tour of the city’s historic buildings and later book yourself on a luxury vessel for a dinner or sightseeing cruise on the wide and winding Alabama River that flows through the city. Or else you can stroll along the Riverwalk at the park and perhaps even drop into an outdoor concert at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. The historic neighborhood of Alley is again an entertainment district downtown filled with bars and restaurants and best of all, only a short stroll away from Riverfront Park. In order to meet rich guys who are culture aficionados, bear in mind that Montgomery is also home to Alabama Shakespeare Festival the sixth largest Shakespeare festival in the world. Here you can catch a play of the Bard or one of the many classic non-Shakespearean plays also part of the ASF repertoire and if lucky, discuss the finer points of the play over a cup of coffee with a wealthy, like-minded single.
Wealthy Gulf Coast Travelers
While hills, ridges and valleys lend the northern and central Alabama its mountainous beauty, its southern part is popular for its sugar white beaches, bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Situated at the southernmost part of Alabama, Alabama's Gulf Coast is 32 miles of sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and a regular haunt of wealthy travelers. Rich and single men arrive here to enjoy themselves with year-round activities such as golf, tennis, and the Gulf of Mexico's varied fishing. In fact if you happen to meet the right kind of guy you can hit the hiking and biking trails, go scuba diving, sailing on the sparkling emerald waters, or just lie daydreaming in each other’s arms on the beach. Once the sun goes down, it is time to hit the bars, restaurants and clubs along the Gulf Coast. Music fills the air just about every night; so whether you’re looking for delta blues, country crooners, calypso or “Buffett style,” you are sure to find something to suit your tastes at smorgasbord of great Gulf Coast entertainment.
The largest city of Alabama by area, Huntsville is home many thriving industries, businesses, government offices and universities too. All this means that Huntsville has a large population of successful professionals and entrepreneurs among whom you are sure to find the man of your dreams. Most singles meet in the regular watering holes but in order to come across a wealthy guy, it is best to frequent somewhat exclusive places. 801 Franklin could be one such destination as they have a "wine dinner" once a month including a 4-course specially prepared meal with a wine vendor, guest speaker about wine & food, and a chance to meet wine makers. The establishment has in fact received its fourth "Award of Excellence" from the Wine Spectator, a national wine magazine and you can be assured to mingling with distinguished guests at such places. The Jazz Factory is another favorite hangout with the hip crowd for Huntsville – it has Music every night in the Martini Room and even classic jazz on weekends. The place has been Voted "Most Romantic Place" to go and "Best Place for a First Date" in Huntsville many times and who knows you may meet the man of your dreams here too. The Furniture Factory not only has live entertainment Wednesday-Saturday great bands and a beautiful outdoor patio. Huntsville Young Professionals was created to offer social events and networking opportunities for young professionals in the Huntsville region. HYP was created to make a more diverse social scene in Huntsville starting with once-a-month mixers while also encouraging young professionals to stay and live in Huntsville
Follow the money train
Even though cities like Huntsville and Birmingham are best known in Alabama, the richest of the state seem to live elsewhere. According to a report3, More than 44 percent of households in Mountain Brook have annual income higher than $150,000, which is the highest rate in Alabama. An analysis of federal income data by On Numbers reports that, Mountain Brook also has the 197th highest concentration of households earning more than $150,000 per year in the nation. Other suburbs which followed Meadow Brooks were Indian Springs Village with 26.25 percent of the households earning more than $150,000 annually while the comparative figure for Meadowbrook was 22.77 percent. Thus if you are looking for a wealthy guy to date you, it may make sense to mingle with the social elite at these suburbs instead of restricting your search to the bigger cities.