Governor Ivey Awards $200K Grant To Good Hope For AGCOR Steel

Governor Kay Ivey has just awarded a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant to the city of Good Hope.

The grant is to assist in extending sewer service to AGCOR Steel, a new business resident to the city.

Good Hope will use grant funds to extend sewer service to the firm’s new 128,000-square-foot facility located on 46 acres along Industrial Park Road. The city will install 3,600 feet of sewer force mains and 1,000 feet of gravity sewer mains and a new lift station.

According to Gov. Ivey:

“Working with communities to create new job opportunities is vital to the success of Alabama’s economy. I am pleased to award this grant which is a first step in helping Good Hope and AGCOR generate new jobs and new business within the community.”

First Ever Industrial Plant Coming To Good Hope AGCOR STEEL

AGCOR produces metal roofing products, post frame buildings and steel buildings.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available to the state by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell had these thoughts on the grant:

“Governor Ivey and I are committed to bringing more jobs to Alabama, and the Community Development Block Grant program plays a key role in providing the infrastructure necessary for a business to locate or expand in our state. ADECA’s partnerships with cities like Good Hope are key in making a better economic future for the state.”

ADECA administers an array of programs that support law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.

Ivey notified Good Hope Mayor Jerry Bartlett the grant had been approved. The town is contributing $40,000 in matching funds to complete the project.

 

Governor Ivey Awards $200K Grant To Good Hope For AGCOR Steel

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