$400K grant approved for Macon Co. job creation

Published: Nov. 25, 2015 at 6:29 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 3, 2015 at 6:29 PM CST
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MACON CO., AL (WSFA) - A $400,000 grant will help create jobs and improve public services for residents in Macon County, says Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's office. The governor approved the grant and notified the mayor of Shorter.

The Community Development Block Grant will help with construction of a 250,000-gallon water tank that will serve LogisAll USA and residents in the town of Shorter. LogisAll is locating in the county and will provide 40 new jobs. Local funding of $223,000 will supplement the CDBG funding.

The company supplies freight and warehousing services for automobile manufacturers in Alabama and Georgia.

Money will also go toward extending municipal sewer services to the site of the new company's facility, which will be in an industrial area north of Interstate 85.

"Job creation remains my top priority, and the 40 new jobs at LogisAll is good news for the town of Shorter and Macon County," Bentley said.  "I appreciate the effort and teamwork of local and state leaders and company officials in making this project a reality."

LogisAll, which will serve Hyundai Alabama in Montgomery, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia and suppliers of both manufacturers, expects to hire 17 employees when it opens and 23 additional employees within its first year of operation.

The new water tank will ensure plentiful water and improved services for the town, including supplying adequate water pressure required for commercial and residential fire hydrants. The improved water and sewer system will enable the city and county to recruit other industry to the area, according to town officials.   
The money, being made available to the state by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will be administered through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, or ADECA.

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