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I know this story's a few days old...

Tennessee Valley Agri-Energy has plans to build Alabama's first ethanol plant in Decatur, according to the June 7 edition of the Birmingham News. The size of the plant and the amount of jobs it will create is uncertain right now, but most plants produce 50 million-100 million gallons of ethanol per year.

Last year, Alabama harvested 23.8M bushels of corn at a value of almost $56M, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

In the US, there are approximately 100 plants in operation and another 32 under construction. Most of these plants are in the Midwest.

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Tennessee Valley Agri-Energy has plans to build Alabama's first ethanol plant in Decatur, according to the June 7 edition of the Birmingham News. The size of the plant and the amount of jobs it will create is uncertain right now, but most plants produce 50 million-100 million gallons of ethanol per year.

The story was a little bit more investigated and explained in the Decatur Daily.

But anyways, this would be a great think for Decatur, and all of the Decatur Metro Area. I don't know the official decision yet, but I pray it will go through.

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Boeing-Lockheed Martin United Launch Alliance

:yahoo: There's news all around about this. The final decision is supposed to be made by the end of August and if everything goes right, all of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle vehicles that send satallites into Earth's orbit will be consolidated into the Boeing Integrated Defense Systems in Decatur, AL.

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This is very unfortunate as this area of Decatur is a true gem and has great potential.

Hopefully it will spur action to get these and other buildings redone.

http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=5420010

Businesses owners are now assessing the damage following a fire that destroyed several businesses in downtown Decatur.

WAFF 48 News was the only TV station on the scene when firefighters battled the flames.

It happened on 2nd Avenue Southeast just south of East Moulton Street around four o'clock Sunday morning.

Reporter Jeanie Powell followed the story since early that morning and spoke with area firefighters and tenants.

They are working to figure out what caused the fire.

And while firefighters kept the fire from spreading down the block, it consumed some of the River City's history.

Victor Melonas says, "It's a pretty big blow for downtown Decatur. It's going to cost us."

Melonas watched from the rooftop of his restaurant "113" in downtown Decatur as a building just one block over went up in flames early Sunday morning.

"I could feel the heat from a good 100 yards away."

Imagine the heat firefighters felt when battling this blaze that apparently started in the west, bottom portion of a three story building along 2nd Avenue called The Brick Deli, an intimate setting known to many locals.

Eight Decatur fire trucks were called in, plus three off-duty companies.

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That's really sad. I saw the charred remains the other day. I loved The Brick, they had excellent food.

It just goes to show how stiff fire regulations need to be. More occupants of downtown could have also prevented most of the damage.

Edited by AlabamaGuy2007

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They've been discussing doing this for about a year now. The Pentagon just restated their support for the United Launch Alliance, and the FTC is expected to vote on it within the next two weeks.

The ULA is expected to combine both of Boeing and Lockheed's ELV to the Decatur plant. Boeing currently manufactures all of their ELV's in Decatur, and Lockheed builds their's in Colorado. If the ULA goes through they will be all built in Decatur's plant.

Here's the story:

Decatur gets another chance at ULA

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Great news...the ELV program should provide a lot of high paying jobs for years to come. Plus, it is a program with very high exposure, which should bode well for Decatur in the future.

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Great news...the ELV program should provide a lot of high paying jobs for years to come. Plus, it is a program with very high exposure, which should bode well for Decatur in the future.

It's astounding how long it took to get this approved, even with the Pentagon's support. It will do well for our future. It's weird how all of these jobs are suddenly flooding into the region as of lately.

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And another thread for developments just inside the two county area. Decatur, Hartselle, Moulton, Priceville, Falkville (HAHA), are all fair game.

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The State Legislature approved the bill that allows the Decatur Port Authority to operate beyond its three mile radius of the river. This means that the port authority can now assist in providing better infrastructure to the planned industrial park between Hartselle and Falkville.

MONTGOMERY

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Growing East Morgan County

Industrial board works quietly

for economic development

EVA

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The City Council looks read to approve $240,000 for downtown revitalization. Here's some points/goals they wish to achieve.

Goals for the Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority, which has a 31/2-mile jurisdiction from the city

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Those are some impressive and ambitious goals for the Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority. Nice to see that the city has forward-thinking leadership. I'll be interested in seeing the results of their efforts over the next 10 to 20 years.

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Those are some impressive and ambitious goals for the Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority. Nice to see that the city has forward-thinking leadership. I'll be interested in seeing the results of their efforts over the next 10 to 20 years.

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That would be a great move! I wonder if Huntsville has considered anything like that? Maybe with the Huntsville Extension. That would be a great way to get young people downtown, which would spur more businesses to move there to serve them.

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Well, if you mean with Calhoun, there are already 2 within one mile of Huntsville, Cummings Research Park, and Redstone.

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It's OK 3rdGen.

Anyways, I'm gonna go around town and snap some pictures of construction around the Decatur area. The Beltline, The Crossings, etc....

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