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New Jefferson County industrial park could lead to 4,700 jobs

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A new 1,100-acre industrial park in Jefferson County could create 4,700 new jobs, according to the Jefferson County Economic & Industrial Development Authority.

JeffMet North Industrial Park is on property off I-65 at Exit 275 near the Gadsden/Morris area. The JCEIDA also developed JeffMet Lakeshore Information Technology Park and JeffMet Titusville. The latter was sold to DC Blox.

“JeffMet McCalla has been very successful,” said JCEIDA Executive Director Othell Phillips. That property, he said, has yielded 4,658 jobs.

“McCalla is more of a manufacturing and industry park, and that’s kind of what we’re trying to duplicate in the North Jefferson area, because the manufacturing industry produces more jobs,” Phillips said.

The new property is 72 miles from the Mazda Toyota plant in Huntsville, 47 miles from the Mercedes plant in Vance and 57 miles from the Honda plant in Lincoln. In addition to automotive supplier opportunities, the property would be “ideal” for additive manufacturing and food production facilities, according to the JCEIDA.

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