MONTGOMERY— A $500,000 grant awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey will help provide both new commerce and jobs in the city of Scottsboro.
The Community Development Block Grant will help in the construction of a new shopping center that will include a grocery store, restaurants and retail stores resulting in 100 new jobs for the city. The development will be off John T. Reid Parkway (U.S. Highway 72).
“This development will provide jobs and more shopping options for the residents of Scottsboro as well as produce another source of revenue for the city,” Gov. Kay Ivey said. “I am pleased to provide these funds.”
CDBG funds will be used to provide sewer services for the development, called The Shops of Scottsboro. The development will include a 46,000-square-foot Publix grocery store. The grant funds will also be used to install traffic signals to provide safe access to the shopping area.
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.
“Gov. Ivey is dedicated to helping communities provide jobs for their residents,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “The development will mean jobs both in the construction phase and at the retail level once the project is completed.”
Gov. Ivey notified Mayor Jim McCamy that the grant had been approved. Scottsboro is supplying a local match of $100,000.
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