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Huntsville, Ala. (February 10, 2017)—The 67-acre North Huntsville Industrial Park–Phase III has received the Alabama AdvantageSite designation. The application process was managed locally by the Chamber in partnership with the City of Huntsville and with a team of local entities supporting and/or participating in the process.
“This is an area of Huntsville we’ve been focusing on for many years,” said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. “We’ve put in the foundation and the building blocks to encourage development and are excited about the future possibilities for industry and for new jobs to support our growing community.”
The AdvantageSite program requires that community economic development organizations provide documentation specific to a proposed industrial site, including a set of standard data related to ownership/ control, environmental and geotechnical conditions, and infrastructure status. Sites must also meet size, zoning and accessibility requirements.
Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong added, “Madison County has been at the forefront of some of the largest economic development projects in the Southeast. The AdvantageSite designation once again shows that we are perfectly positioned for even more success in the days ahead.”
Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith, whose district is home to the new Alabama AdvantageSite, said promoting new business and industry to District 1 is a priority for him and for the residents living in North Huntsville. “This certification is the gold seal of approval in helping us to achieve our goal to provide new jobs and opportunity,” Keith said.
AdvantageSite is a teamwork approach between the private sector and state and local governments geared toward having prepared product and materials ready for industrial prospects. Alabama now has 54 active AdvantageSites in the state.
For more information on the AdvantageSite program, please visit www.edpa.org/about-us/advantagesite