Atmore to meet on Rivercane Project Thursday

Published 8:00 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2016

City of Atmore officials will meet Thursday morning concerning an industrial project in the Rivercane Industrial Park development at Interstate 65 and Alabama Highway 21.

The Atmore City Council will hold a special called meeting at 10 a.m. at Atmore City Hall to act on the project. A meeting of the city’s industrial development board is also expected.

The city of Atmore previously received notification that it had received grant funding for infrastructure improvements in the industrial park.

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The meeting Thursday is expected to provide details to the community about a specific project in the park that will bring jobs to the area.

Rivercane Industrial Park covers more than 200 acres on the northwest corner of the Interstate 65/Alabama Highway 21 junction.

The site is currently in the process of seeking AdvantageSite certification from the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, a designation awarded to only a select number of industrial and commercial sites across the state.

In addition to theRivercane Industrial Park, the commercial areas currently under development on the south side of Interstate 65 would receive certification. If Rivercane were to receive AdvantageSite certification, it would be the only such site in Escambia County so designated.

The Rivercane property is expected to be a significant draw to several industrial sectors over the next several years, including aerospace, automotive, transportation and distribution and others.