Leaders in Jackson County are moving forward with construction on a new manufacturing facility that’s expected to provide more than 50 local jobs.
By the end of this month, they’ll be shipping wood out of Port St. Joe to Honduras, a first chip in what county leaders hope will be a big block of economic growth.
Opportunity lies ahead as the ground is officially broken for the 45,000 square foot manufacturing facility that will sit at the Geneva County Industrial Park.
Just days after announcing that three major employers are coming to the Santa Rosa Industrial Park (SRIP) East, the county’s economic development office today revealed that another 30 new jobs are slated for the Northwest Florida Industrial Park @ I-10. The county commission approved final details that give the go-ahead for a new company to move forward with a $2.5 to $3 million capital investment in the I-10 Industrial Park and launch operations there.
Three companies plan to locate at Santa Rosa Industrial Park East, creating more than 100 jobs and $22 million of capital investment.
Santa Rosa County officials broke ground on a new hangar facility at Peter Prince Airport that will serve as the temporary home to AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation, dba Leonardo Helicopters, a Philadelphia-based aviation company that is expected to bring 50 new, high-paying jobs to the area. In April, county commissioners gave the go-ahead for design and engineering of the hangar, warehouse, and modular office complex. Construction on the new facility is expected to begin later this month.
Gov. Kay Ivey and others are in Andalusia today to commemorate a $250 million expansion of the Shaw Industries facility there.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday joined Airbus executives, local leaders from the Mobile area and industry and educational partners in breaking ground for the coming hands-on instructional facility “Flight Works Alabama.”
Governor Kay Ivey on Friday released a statement highlighting Alabama’s ranking atop “Global Trade” magazine’s list of the best nine states for manufacturing in the nation.
EUFAULA ─ Main Street Alabama celebrated local program successes at the fifth annual Awards of Excellence on the day that Governor Kay Ivey proclaimed Main Street Alabama Day.