MONTGOMERY— A $350,000 Community Development Block Grant awarded by Gov. Robert Bentley will help an Attalla business to expand its services, creating 10 jobs and retaining 42 others.
The city of Attalla will use funds to add a rail spur from the Norfolk Southern Railroad line to the Gadsden Warehousing and Logistics facility at 600 Rodney Austin Dr. The company provides warehousing and distribution services to a number of large retail companies throughout the state and will offer rail-based delivery service once the project is complete.
“This Community Development Block Grant will make it possible for this local business to expand to offer important services for its customers and provide new jobs for the community,” Bentley said. “I am pleased to assist the city of Attalla in its efforts to secure employment opportunities for residents.”
Bentley notified Attalla Mayor Larry Means that he had approved the grant. Gadsden Warehousing and Logistics is contributing $100,000 in matching funds to the city for the project.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ADECA administers an array of programs that support law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.
For an overview of the CDBG program in Alabama, see this video: https://youtu.be/GL51Tk73my0.
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