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John Glasscock after delivering the State of the County address. At right is John Seymour.
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John Glasscock after delivering the State of the County address. At right is John Seymour.

State of Morgan County 'great'
Glasscock: Business park could break ground as early as first quarter 2008

By Eric Fleischauer 340-2435

Officials could break ground on a business park on Interstate 65 near Hartselle as early as
the first quarter of 2008,
according to Morgan County Commission Chairman John Glasscock.

Speaking at the annual
"State of the County" breakfast hosted by the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, Glasscock said the business park will be an important addition to the county's economic health.

"Mallard Fox (Creek Industrial Park) was great for the county," Glasscock said. "It didn't take a lot of study to know we needed another."

He called cooperation between the various local governments that are sharing the cost of the business park "one of the county's greatest resources."

"The state of the county is great," Glasscock said.

He cited industrial expansions and possible residential gains from the ongoing Redstone Arsenal expansion as signs that the county's future prospects remain positive.

A contract to house federal prisoners at the recently constructed county jail will add up to $500,000 in revenue to the county annually, he said, and the county consistently operates under budget.

"Morgan County is a hotbed of future growth," he said. "We are the envy of most counties. We can be proud of that."

First American Bank and Corr Wireless were the presenting sponsors of the breakfast, which was at Turner-Surles Community Resource Center.

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