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Alabama Power Supports Economic Development

in Greene County  

 

BOLIGEE--The Greene County Industrial Board, in partnership with Alabama Power Company, is proud to announce today the construction of a new state of the art speculative building in the Crossroads of America Industrial Park.  

Alabama Power Company designed this program to advance the construction of quality available buildings, in order to assist Alabama communities in improving their opportunities for economic growth. The program provides financing of up to 70% of the total cost of the facility. This building will be used to further support the strategic plan for economic growth and development as outlined by the Alabama Commerce Commission, which was appointed by Governor Don Siegelman.   

Industrial Board Chairman Danny Cooper said, “This building will attract industry to this world-class industrial park with a transportation infrastructure that is first rate. We will continue to work with Alabama Development Office, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, Alabama Power Economic Development and other ED entities to market this area of the state.”  

The 50,000 square foot facility will attract companies seeking expansion or relocation. 

 “This is a major step, in the right direction, for the Industrial Board and signifies the commitment to growth by our business partners. We are more than excited,” said Mr. Cooper. He also thanked Terry Waters, Chris Bell and Sondra Dunaway of Alabama Power Co. for their assistance and support of this project.  Terry Waters, Western Division Manager for Alabama Power Company remarked, “Available buildings are an important recruiting tool for industry.  We are pleased to be able to offer this program to assist communities in improving their opportunities for economic growth”.

 

The industrial park is located in Boligee on Interstate 20/59 at exit 32. Several companies across many different industry lines have been attracted to the park because of its location and accessibility of rail, water and interstate plus major utilities.

 

The building has been designed to be adaptable to a wide range of industries. The 50,000 square foot core building has a 28’ eave height, 4 bay loading dock and includes expandable side and endwalls that allows a future tenant to increase the building to over 125,000 square feet. The initial building has only 12 interior columns, a feature keyed to the distribution industry.

 

Although this project is sponsored by the Alabama Power Co., there are numerous partners working to promote the Crossroads of America Industrial Park. Other business partnerships in the local area supporting the success of the industrial park include Burlington Northern Rail and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Currently, the Greene County Industrial Board is in negotiations with Alabama Gas to ensure access to natural gas.

 

This park is in the Heart of the Automotive Corridor.

The Crossroads Industrial Park is at the heart of the Interstate 20/59 Automotive Corridor.  It is approximately 145 miles to Canton , Miss. , home of the newly announced Nissan plant; 60 miles to the Mercedes-Benz facility in Vance; 150 miles to the Honda facility in Lincoln ; 175 miles to the newly announced Toyota engine plant in Huntsville ; 270 miles to the Nissan assembly plant in Smyrna , Tenn ; and 175 miles to the announced new Hyundai Plant in Montgomery .

 

Sites are complete with water, sewer, rail, electricity and telecommunications service.  Environmental and soils data are available.

 

For more information please call Phillis Belcher at 205-372-9769 or email: gdicb@uwa.edu. Visit our website at www.greenecountyalabama.com.