The state of Alabama has invested in aerospace, education, healthcare, banking, and various heavy industries, including automotive, mining, steelmaking, and steelmaking.
By 2006, crop and livestock production in Alabama was estimated at $1.5 billion. In contrast to the predominantly agricultural economy of the last century, this was only about 1% of the gross domestic product of the state. The number of private farms has steadily declined since the 1960s, as the land was sold to developers, timber companies and large agricultural conglomerates.
The number of people employed in the non-agricultural sector in 2008 was 121,800 people in managerial positions; 71,750 in economic and financial transactions; 36,790 people in the specialty related to computers and mathematics; 44,200 – architecture and engineering; 12,410 people in the field of natural, physical and social sciences; 32,260 in the field of public and social services; 12,770 – in legal professions; 116,250 in education, vocational training and library services; 27,840 people work in the field of art, design and media; 121,110 in healthcare; 44,750 – firefighters, law enforcement agencies and security; 154,040 – in cooking and serving food; 76,650 for cleaning and maintenance of buildings and territories; 53,230 in the field of personal hygiene and services; 244,510 sales; 338,760 people in office and administrative support; 20,510 people in agriculture, fishing and forestry; 120,155 in construction and mining, gas and oil production; 106,280 for installation, maintenance and repair; 224,110 in production; and 167,160 for transportation and movement of materials.