Hurricane Katrina Forest Recovery

As we work together to tackle the historic challenge that Hurricane Katrina has presented to the forestry communities of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama, we hope that this blog will be a valuable resource and tool.

Monday, September 25

Loblolly, Linbrook Awarded Grants

According to U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering (R-Miss), Loblolly, a wood processing plant in Lauderdale County, and the Linbrook Business Park in Lincoln County will receive federal funds.

Loblolly will receive $650,000. The investment expects to create 34 new jobs and $32.4 million in private investment.

Linbrook Business Park will receive approximately $1.1 million. The business park expects to recruit business and industry to the area and create 119 jobs and $117 million in private investment.

The grants come from an Economic Adjustment Program grant of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration. This program seeks to help improve economic development in areas damaged or affected by Hurricane Katrina.



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