If you want to get special privileges and crony handouts in Alabama, you need to have a company in one of these industries:
automotive, automotive-industry related, aviation, aviation-industry related, medical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, computer, electronics, energy conservation, cyber technology, and biomedical industry
For example, if you are in one of these businesses, you don't need to bother to accumulate a block of land for your plant the old-fashioned way, by buying it from the current owners. Companies in these industries can now get the government to seize the land by eminent domain and hand it to them.
I am not sure why these are the favored few industries, but this list matches similar lists in other states of industries that get special tax breaks, relocation incentives, subsidies, protection from new competitors, etc. The rest of us who run unfavored businesses have to pay towards the profitability of these industries, because for some reason they are particularly good at re-electing politicians.
PS- I would add liquor wholesalers, professional sports teams, car dealers, and media companies to the list of locally favored industries.