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Work Set To Begin On Grand River Technology Park

PRESS RELEASE                                                       Thursday, October 24, 2019 

Contact: Cody Owens 

Phone: 205-254-7726 

Cell: 205-317-1121 

cody.owens@birminghamal.gov

There will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Grand River Technology Park on Thursday, October 24th at 10:45 a.m. (media is advised to arrive early).

The project will transform 105 acres of undeveloped land and abandoned coal mines into a state-of-the-art technology hub, one that is estimated to bring 1,200 jobs and an annual economic impact of $85 million.

“Whenever you have a major development like this come to fruition – with major companies investing in our city and our workforce – it is a huge win for everyone who lives here,” said Councilor Hunter Williams, who represents the district where the technology park will be located. “These are the types of jobs we want to attract as we continue to put an emphasis on workforce development and create a pipeline for our students to be able to find quality, high-paying jobs of the future. I am beyond excited to see this amazing project move forward.”

The Grand River Technology Park is the product of a partnership between U.S. Steel and the City of Birmingham. Along with attracting technology companies, the site will serve as the new home for the Southern Museum of Flight.

Councilor Williams will be giving remarks, along with Governor Kay Ivey, representatives with U.S. Steel and state officials.

 

When: Thursday, October 24th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Where: 6079 Barber Motor Sports Parkway, Birmingham, AL

 

What: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Grand River Technology Park