For Retail Developers

There are six interchanges along Interstate-59, which runs through DeKalb County. This, along with the county's growing population, has encouraged retail growth within the county. DeKalb County EDA can provide assistance to retail developers. For more information, contact the DeKalb County Economic Development staff at 256-845-7957.

DeKalb County Profile

Income PerCapitaESRI

                     Average amount spent in DeKalb 2018                                    Average Per Capita in DeKalb 2018


Source: ESRI. For more information, view DeKalb's complete profile. 

For more demographics information, visit the demographics page.



PopDen PerCapita

Housing Summary

Housing 2019

Source: and JSU Center for Economic Development and Business March 2019
*Region average represents the average home price across all eelven counties with in the region. 

Traffic Counts

Traffic counts for the entire county are available on the Alabama Department of Transportation Traffic Data website. Specific traffic counts for prime retail areas in DeKalb County are included below. Counter Year is 2017 which is the most current information.

Interstate-59 and US Highway 11


Interstate-59, AL Highway 35 and Gault Ave. S

i 59AL35

AL Highway 35 and AL Highway 75


Interstate-59 and AL Highway 68


Business Assistance from the Chambers of Commerce

DeKalb County businesses are fortunate to have two chambers of commerce – Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce and Rainsville Chamber of Commerce. These organizations provide support and networking opportunities for area businesses, as well as a unified voice in legislation.

Existing Retailers


  • Best Western
  • Hampton Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Days Inn
  • Econo Lodge
  • Super 8

Major Retailers

  • Lowe's Home Improvement
  • Burke's Outlet
  • Hammer's Department Store
  • Hibbett Sporting Goods
  • Big Lots
  • John Deere Lawn & Garden Equipment-Snead Supply
  • Boykin Tractor Company
  • Walgreens
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter
  • Dunham's Sporting Goods
  • Goody's Department Store
  • Rite Aid
  • Rent-A-Center

Major Restaurant Establishments

  • Arby's
  • Applebee's
  • Burger King
  • Chick-fil-a
  • Cracker Barrel
  • McDonalds
  • Santa-Fe Cattle Co.
  • Ruby Tuesdays
  • KFC
  • Dairy Queen
  • Zaxby's
  • Taco Bell
  • Captain D's
  • Western Sizzlin
  • Jack's
  • Pizza Hut
  • Wendy's

Retail Property

For assistance in locating sites and buildings available for retail development, please visit the DeKalb County Realtors website and the Alabama Mountain Living website.



2414 Airport Road West Fort Payne, AL. 35968-3316 | P.O. Box 680941 Fort Payne, AL 35968

1.888.421.7957 | 256.845.7957