About Us

Welcome to Jefferson County EIDA

The Jefferson County Economic and Industrial Development Authority (JCEIDA) was formed in 1995 with the mission to provide an inventory of commercial sites for new and expanding businesses. 

With many locations and over 200 acres of land ready for development, The Jefferson County EIDA and the Jefferson Metropolitan Park System have a site that can accommodate your company’s needs.

Our organization has a proven track record to streamline the process of securing utilities in Jefferson County, Alabama. Bringing utility providers together to meet with your site team to connect you with direct contacts with key services in order to help you compress development time.  Jefferson County EIDA sites are located in developed locations with existing road infrastructure and established utilities available. Environmental site assessments are completed and soil studies are ready for your review. 

Theodore J. vonCannon, Executive Director


With over 21 years of experience as President and Chief Executive Officer of a regional economic development board,  7 years as CEO of a private consulting firm, 12 years in senior economic development positions in Tennessee State government and three years in command positions with US Military, Mr. vonCannon has been involved in numerous private and governmental projects. Most notably Mr. vonCannon has been a senior member of the negotiating teams that secured the Nissan and Saturn projects in Tennessee and Mercedes and Honda in Alabama. 

Contact Us

Jefferson County EIDA

2 Metroplex Drive, Suite 240

Birmingham, Alabama, 35209 

Phone: 205.943.4794     

Fax: 205.943.4749