Economic Growth in East Alabama

East Alabama is getting ready for some pretty substantial economic growth thanks to military expansions and the new KIA plant in West Point, Georgia.

A new program called "Vision 13" will help rural development agencies in Chambers and Randolph Counties learn how to better manage that new growth. Organizers say they're trying to prepare for the future, while protecting their traditional way of life.

"Vision 13" is being made possible by a grant from Auburn University's Rural Initiative Program. It gives grants to programs that focus on leadership and workforce development in outlying areas.