Friday, September 12, 2014

Buildings would be a plus

MOBILE, Ala. -- Baldwin County, to the east of Mobile, has a diverse landscape and shovel-ready Advantage Sites, but it would benefit from large commercial buildings and office space to lure prospects. That's what Lee Lawson, executive director of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance, said Wednesday at the Coast Economy Outlook, sponsored by the University of South Alabama's Center for Real Estate and Economic Development. Lawson said many companies don't want to build from scratch. He said an aerospace company visited a couple of weeks ago and needed a 50,000 square-foot building. "We're missing out on opportunities every day," he said. (Source:, 09/11/14) Baldwin County is home of a number of aerospace companies, including UTC Aerospace in Foley.