Posted 12/1/21

The State of Alabama’s economic development team has plenty to be thankful for this November, as growth projects announced during the month are poised to pump more than $1.6 billion in new capital investment into the state’s economy.

The projects are a range of industries from bioscience to food products and logistics and  will create more than 2,000 jobs in communities from Athens to Dothan to Montgomery.

The project that’s closest to us is Ohio-based Gregory Industries plans to invest $30 million to build a 325,000-square-foot facility in Athens’ Elm Industrial Park to produce highway safety products. The project is expected to create 100 jobs.