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October 18,  2021

 

A $5.1 million federal grant will be used to build a new multi-cargo warehouse and hangar facility at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley and in close proximity to a future commercial aviation terminal near downtown Mobile.

The announcement came Tuesday in a news release issued by the Mobile Airport Authority. The grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) will be matched with $747,275 in local funds and is expected to leverage $1.5 million in private investment. The project, according to the Airport Authority, will create 50 jobs.

“This investment in our infrastructure will improve our resiliency, attract additional business and strengthen our capacity for long-term growth,” said Mobile Airport Authority president Chris Curry.

{mprestriction ids="1,4,9"}The facility will include a cold-storage area that is capable of holding COVID-19 related materials. It will also allow for quick distribution and shipment of food products to any location in the country.

“We wanted the ability to use the facility whether it was for (storing) perishable goods such as flowers, fruits and berries or products such as salmon that otherwise we know has a very high demand in this area and sometimes is imported from other foreign countries,” Curry said. “We know there are businesses in and around this area that could benefit from this facility.”

 

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