Thursday, March 01, 2012

Recruiting 'mega' industry goal of economic developers

Economic developers from Southeast Alabama and Northwest Florida are working together to bring a "mega" industry to the region in an effort to provide more jobs to the area.

Neal Wade, the executive director of the Bay Economic Development Alliance, said a larger population base in Alabama coupled with larger tracts of land and transportation networks in Florida make a perfect marriage of assets between the two states.

Matt Parker, the president of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, said the groups are working to develop a mega site or sites with large tracts of land, ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 acres. More

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