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For Release: June 25, 2009

 Contact: Greg Knighton
205.943.4710 telephone
gknighton@edpa.org 

BIRMINGHAM, AL (EDPA) ‚Äď The Cooperative District of Winston County has received AdvantageSite designation.

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.

By Chad Fell Senior Reporter, Northwest Alabamian

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LYNN РWinston County’s mega industrial park site received a major boost this past week to go with the already ongoing development of two lots, when U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt announced $95,000 to be used specifically for road infrastructure at the park site.

“We had put a request in for infrastructure, road and sewer and water,” noted county commission chairman Roger Hayes. He said county officials presented the request to federal officials in Washington, D.C. at least two years ago, with the application made in the spring 2008.

Cooperative District Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 11 a.m. following the regularly scheduled Mayors meeting. The Cooperative District meeting will be held at the IDA Office located in the Winston County Court House. The Cooperative District meeting will focus on 2009 Stimulus Funding available for the industrial park and broadband technology. The public is always welcome to attend any and all of the Cooperative District meetings. For more information call Grady Batchelor at (205) 269-1780 or e-mail grady@winstonadvantage.com.

Winston County Road 9 Widening, Resurfacing and Adding of a Third Lane

COOPERATIVE DISTRICT РWidening, resurfacing, and the addition of a third lane for turning onto Alabama Highway 13 has been completed on to Winston County County Road 9.  This road work was in part made possible through a $125,000 grant secured by Senator Roger Bedford through the Alabama Department of Community and Economic Affirs (ADECA).  The remainder of the project was funded through a portion of the Cooperative District bond issue secured in June 2008. 

Construction continues on Lots 10 and 11 of the Winston County industrial park located within the Cooperative District.    Plans are underway to secure a grant to fund landscaping and beautification work at the intersection of Winston County County Road 9 and Alabama Highway 13.

Congressman Robert Aderholt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Contact: Darrell “DJ” Jordan
(202) 226-7602

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) announced that Winston County will receive $95,000 for the Winston County Industrial Park road improvement project from the Fiscal Year 2009 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. The funding is included in the Omnibus Appropriations legislation that passed Congress on Tuesday evening.

The funding will be used to provide roadway improvements for the foundation base and pavement for the Winston County Industrial Park roads.


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