The Department of Economic and Community Development is tasked with two distinct missions.
Through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program the Department administers Economic Development programs designed to provide loans and grants to businesses to create jobs for low-to-moderate income individuals. The Department also works to acquire new business and to expand and improve existing Bessemer businesses through a variety of City-sponsored programs.
The Department’s Community Development activities are funded through the CDBG program and include an extensive Housing program, Public Facilities improvement, Parks and numerous Public Service Facilities. The Department also works with other agencies not directly affiliated with the city to address the needs of residents of the city of Bessemer.
Office Hours: 8 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. (Mondays thru Fridays, except City Holidays)