Fort Payne-DeKalb County Entrepreneurial Center


FPDE center

 The mission of the Fort Payne DeKalb County Entrepreneurial Center (E-Center) is to be a common point or hub for entrepreneurial resources; educating, equipping, and empowering those who want to grow and succeed in business. 


  • To plant the concept of opportunity in budding entrepreneurs, kindergarten through college, so they can set their sights on growing and prospering in a business of their own. 
  • To equip anyone who has an entrepreneurial spirit and determination with the right resources to start a new business or grow and expand an existing business. 
  • To make sure that everyone regardless of race, age, or ability who has the desire, and the right tools is empowered to re-enter the workforce or become an entrepreneur. 
  • To provide a physical locations for a start-up business, civic organization, student or individual, to initiate or incubate a business or an idea. 

Future Location:

  • 50,000 square feet - approximate
  • Historical downtown Fort Payne "Old Sock Mill" 


Contact Information:

For details about upcoming events and news, email Vicky Kirby at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 





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

1.888.421.7957 | 256.845.7957