Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Grant will help business expand

ENTERPRISE, Ala. -- A $500,000 grant is being awarded to the city that will help an Enterprise company expand its aviation business and provide 200 new jobs. The company is Alabama Aircraft Support, which specializes in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of military and commercial helicopters and small aircraft. The Community Development Block Grant awarded to the city will provide infrastructure enabling the company to expand with a 64,800-square-foot aircraft maintenance building and hangar. CDBG funding will provide sewer services to the facility that will be built on a nine-acre site at Enterprise Municipal Airport. The city has pledged $219,940 in additional funds for the sewer project. (Source: WSFA, 04/08/14) Enterprise is west of Fort Rucker, the Army's helicopter aviation center. Previous