The Cummings Research Park Center is in a brick and curved-glass fronted building in one of the world's leading science and technology parks. It is about three minutes from Redstone Arsenal, home of the US Army Aviation and Missile Command, NASA's Marshal Space Flight Center and the Space and Missile Defense Command. Commercial engineering and technology enterprises are also in the neighborhood. Locally based businesses include aerospace and defense companies, electronic component manufacturers, and computer and financial services companies. The center is adjacent to Bridge Street, North Alabama's newest upscale shopping district, and close to hotels. There is easy access to Research Park Boulevard and Interstate Highway 1-565.