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$300,000 grant paves way for Mar-Jac Poultry expansion in northwest Alabama
A $300,000 grant will help Mar-Jac Poultry expand in a big way in Franklin County.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the Community Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The infrastructure funds will assist Mar-Jac's efforts to create a $35 million feed mill that will employ 30 people in Spruce Pine, a small, unincorporated community off U.S. 43 near Phil Campbell.
Mar-Jac, which is also building a nearby $23 million hatchery, is a poultry supplier for the U.S. and several foreign countries.
Rural broadband now available in Hale, Greene counties
AT&T today announced rural broadband technology is available in parts of Hale and Greene counties.
It's part of a general push by the company to deploy broadband to underserved rural areas.
AT&T, state and local officials were at an announcement near Greensboro this morning announcing the push.
Worker-friendly or business-friendly? States face false choice: Alabama Gov. Ivey
11 Jul 2017 |
Every state in the nation is facing challenges. Alabama is no different.
A good-paying job goes a long way in curing what ails a state and its people. In Alabama, our goal is to attract good-paying jobs by producing an environment in which businesses do not just survive, but succeed and eventually
New director attends first RCEDA meeting
Penny L. Pool
Jul 12, 2017
Marilyn Lott attended Monday's Randolph County Economic Development Authority (RCEDA) meeting to meet the authority members who recently hired her as the organization's executive director.
She said her official start date is Monday, July 17, and she was enthusiastic about meeting everyone at the meeting.
She previously worked for more than ten years as marketing director at Jackson County Economic Development Authority in Scottsboro, where she led the efforts in target marketing for industrial recruitment, program management and site designations. Her expertise also includes website design, financial and organizational management, and strategic planning.
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