Governor Ivey Awards Grant to Help Create Jobs in Lincoln
MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a $300,000 grant to help transport the vehicles that Alabama workers build and, in the process, create at least 50 new jobs in the city of Lincoln.
The Community Development Block Grant will assist Lohr North America in locating in the city’s industrial park and constructing trailers for hauling automobiles. The company plans to expand an existing 100,000-square-foot speculative building as part of its investment in the area.
“Alabama continues to make tremendous strides in the automobile manufacturing industry, as this project demonstrates,” Governor Ivey said. “I commend our local leaders for making this project happen, and I give a lot of the credit to Alabama’s dedicated and capable workforce. By putting those formulas together, we will continue to excel in having new industry locate in our state.”
The city will use the CDBG funds to relocate water and sewer lines that currently lie under and beside the access road which is being widened and improved. The city of Lincoln has pledged $81,875 for the project.
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.
“I join Gov. Ivey in commending the city of Lincoln for acquiring this industry and creating new opportunities for residents,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA is pleased to be a partner in this process.”
Ivey notified Mayor Carroll L. Watson that the grant had been approved.
ADECA administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.