Voted America’s Best Historic City by USA Today readers, Montgomery is a city rich in history, yet clearly focused on the future. Once the capital of the Confederacy, Montgomery grew to become the epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement. Innovation thrives in our city: the First Electric Street Car, First in Flight thanks to the Wright Brothers, First Open Heart Surgery, Alabama’s First ISO 1 Rating for Fire Services and now the First Internet Exchange in the State of Alabama! Today, we are more than just the capital of Alabama-we are the epitome of economic prosperity. We enjoy being the showplace for southern hospitality, beautiful weather and high-tech jobs.