BAY MINETTE, Alabama — The Growing Alabama Commission approved the South Alabama Mega Site for an investment of $5.5 million for rail improvements at the shovel-ready 3,000-acre tract in Baldwin County.
The improvements include the construction of an on-site rail spur on the existing rail bed and construction of the wye, connecting the on-site rail spur to a CSX mainline. This funding brings the total investment to $12.5 million from the Growing Alabama Tax Credit program, which uses private dollars to improve publicly owned sites for economic development purposes.
“The South Alabama Mega Site is a prime location for a high-impact economic development project within the Gulf Coast region, and these new improvements will make the Baldwin County site even more competitive when it comes to strategic corporate investment decisions,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.
“This is another example demonstrating that the Growing Alabama Tax Credit Program is an effective tool in our team approach to facilitating economic growth in the state,” he added.