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 (CDBG) will help in the construction of a new shopping center that will include Publix, restaurants and retail stores resulting in 100 new jobs for the city.
“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,” said Ivey. “I am pleased to provide these funds.”
CDGB funds will be used to provide sewer services for the development, called The Shops of Scottsboro. The grant funds will also be used to install traffic signals to provide safe access to the shopping area.
“We are very excited and truly appreciate Gov. Ivey providing this $500,000 Community Development Block Grant that will help create at least 100 new jobs for our community,” said Scottsboro Mayor Jim McCamy. “The Shops of Scottsboro could not have happened without the additional critical infrastructure, and this grant made the difference by enabling the city provide that infrastructure.”
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) 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,” said ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell. “The development will mean jobs both in the construction phase and at the retail level once the project is completed.
The city of Scottsboro is supplying a local match of $100,000.