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Coleman site getting attention, not yet ready for development

Hancock County Industrial Foundation Director Mike Baker told Fiscal Court Monday the site of the former Kenneth C. Coleman Generating Station has already received at least three inquiries at the state level regarding potential development, though the site is still at least a year away from being ready for reimagined use. The site was shuttered…

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Fiscal Court hears workforce report from Industrial Foundation

  Hancock County Industrial Foundation Director Mike Baker told Fiscal Court Monday the shortage of qualified, capable workers will be an issue not only for local industry but also for the state for some time to come. The unemployment rate for the county dropped from five percent in January 2021 to 2.8 percent in January…

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Former aluminum site has a new life

Gulfstream Commercial Services is moving forward in its use of the former Alcoa Corporation facility near Hawesville, a 305,000-square-foot facility which has been closed since 2005. The former aluminum operation has been renamed River Rail Industrial Park. Ed Ray, chief operating officer for Gulfstream, said shortly after the company was approved in early 2020 for…

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