SULLIGENT, Ala. (WTVA) - Alabama’s governor awarded a $500,000 grant to promote new industry in Sulligent.
The grant will help provide more than 100 jobs there and create more economic opportunities in west Alabama.
Sulligent will use the Community Development Block Grant to renovate a commercial building that’ll be used by Resource Fiber.
Resource Fiber, which manufactures sustainable bamboo building products, is moving its operation to Lamar County to be closer to its bamboo source in nearby Greene County.
“This company will bring much needed jobs to Lamar County and west Alabama,” Ivey said. “I am pleased to support this relocation, and it is my hope that Resource Fiber will grow as rapidly as the bamboo it is producing.”
Sulligent is supplying a local match of $50,000.