Jun 26 2007

Funding request approved for industrial park

The Daily Sentinel

By Hollice Smith

A funding request for $132,0000 for infrastructure work in the new Jackson County Industrial Park was approved Thursday in Washington D.C., according to U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.).

It was among several requests in Alabama included in the 2008 Interior Appropriations Bill, which will now go to the U.S. Senate floor for consideration.

Shelby said the City of Scottsboro will work with the Jackson County Commission to install water and sewer infrastructure at the new industrial park at Hollywood.

“It is critical that cities work to build a strong infrastructure to effectively serve businesses,” Shelby said. “I am glad to see Jackson County and the City of Scottsboro are working to create conditions that will attract new business and bring jobs to the area.”

Construction of a new plant building, KTNA, is under way in the new park and will manufacture interior components for new car assembly plants, specifically Nissan and possibly Toyota later.

Two speculation buildings are already available in the park, which was developed along U.S. Highway 72 at a cost of some $8 million.