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May 30, 2019
Gov. Ivey awards grant to create jobs in Hamilton
MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $150,000 grant to assist with infrastructure upgrades that will help a national fueling station and convenience store company open a new location in Hamilton and hire 40 full-time workers.

The Community Development Block Grant to the city of Hamilton will widen Marion County Road 35 (Fulton Bridge Road) and upgrade a section of River Road Drive, providing a safer intersection around the Love’s Travel Stops and County Stores location that will be built at the site. The business will be adjacent to Interstate 22 and have an Arby’s restaurant inside.

“Job growth has been a main focus of my administration, and I’m happy to see even more jobs coming to northwest Alabama,” Ivey said. “I am pleased to award this grant to the city of Hamilton and look forward to seeing this project come to fruition.”

The project will widen 1,300 feet of County Road 35 to include a center turn lane, a turn-out for semi-trailer truck access and a turn-out for automobile access on River Road Drive. Approximately 90 feet of storm drain pipe also will be replaced, and pavement striping and traffic control markers will be installed.

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. The city is providing $256,593 toward the project.

“Gov. Ivey has shown her commitment to new business and jobs in Alabama, and ADECA is pleased to support her efforts in our mission of building better Alabama communities,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.

Ivey notified Hamilton Mayor Bobby Page that the grant had been approved.

ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation.


Contact: Josh Carples; Mike Presley

For more information, visit:  http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/