Here is today's summary of economic development news, a free service of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, representing Alabama's private sector investment in economic development.  If you enjoy NewsFlash, thank an EDPA Partner.


In this issue:

$315 million from RESTORE Act to fund projects in Mobile, Baldwin counties
A whopping $315 million is coming to infrastructure, environmental restoration and economic development projects in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, courtesy of the RESTORE Act and the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council.

It's funding nearly 50 projects, some of which have obvious potential to change life on the coast. The biggest include $56 million for five major road expansion projects in Baldwin County, $28 million for a new facility at the Port of Mobile, $27 million for projects affecting Dauphin Island's Aloe Bay and $21 million to redevelop the docks in Bayou La Batre. 

Tens of millions of dollars will go to projects to improve water-sewer systems and eliminate sewage overflows.



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