Sunday, October 10, 2021

Mobile gets grant or hangar

MOBILE, Ala. - A $5.1 million federal grant will be used to build a multi-cargo warehouse and hangar facility at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, in close proximity to a future commercial aviation terminal near downtown Mobile. The announcement was in a news release from 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. 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. (Source: Mobile Press Register, WKRG-TV, 10/05/21)