Governor Kay Ivey awarded a $1 million grant Monday to help expand a North Alabama airport and bring a new industry to the area.
A press release from the governor’s office said that the grant will create 250 jobs in North Alabama.
The community development block grant was awarded to the Limestone County Commission to extend the infrastructure needed for an aviation-related company to locate at Pryor Regional Airport.
The grant will be used to install sewer lines and a pump station to connect the airport, the company and future business to the main sewer system on U.S. Highway 31.
The company plans to construct a 44,000-square-foot hangar with office space and shops to accommodate 50 employees, and later build a 130,000-square-foot hangar to hire an additional 200 employees.