Local Community-Huntsville, AL
The high-tech city of Huntsville, which sprawls at the foot of a mountain in North Alabama, is nicknamed "The Rocket City" for its close history with U.S. space missions. Huntsville has been important in developing space technology since the 1950s. Huntsville is home to several Fortune 500 companies, and technology, space, and defense industries have a major presence here with the Army's Redstone Arsenal, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and Cummings Research Park.
Today, Huntsville is one of the most recognized cities in the Southeast - consistently named as one of the best places to live and work by a variety of national publications. In 2009, Kiplinger's Personal Finance named Huntsville as America's Best City.
The city combines a rich heritage of Southern hospitality with innovative high-tech ventures and cultural diversity.