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Wiley Blankenship Named to Southern Rail Commission Executive Committee

Wiley Blankenship Named to Southern Rail Commission Executive Committee

The Southern Rail Commission (SRC) is pleased to announce the election of Commissioner Wiley Blankenship, President and CEO of the Coastal Alabama Partnership, to the Executive Committee as Secretary/Treasurer. Commissioner Blankenship joins SRC’s Vice-Chairman Knox Ross, former Mayor of Pelahatchie, MS and Chairman John Spain, Executive Vice President of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation in… Continue Reading

ALDOT Moving Forward with Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project

ALDOT Moving Forward with Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project

Summer travel season is winding down, but the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is picking up speed on the Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project. Members of the CAP Team recently met with ALDOT to receive an update and are glad to share that the project is moving forward. Drivers using Interstate 10 regularly know… Continue Reading

Corps of Engineers Releases Draft Study on Mobile Shipping Channel Expansion

Corps of Engineers Releases Draft Study on Mobile Shipping Channel Expansion

In Late July, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its four-year $7.8 million feasibility study on expanding the Mobile Shipping Channel, formally known as the General Reevaluation Report & Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (GRR/SEIS). The study examined the costs, benefits and environmental and economic consequences of enlarging the channel. It also evaluated a range… Continue Reading

CAP Welcome over 350 Economic Developers to Town

CAP Welcome over 350 Economic Developers to Town

Coastal Alabama Partnership has been working with the Southern Economic Development Council to host the 2018 Conference in downtown Mobile July 29-31 with over 350 economic development professionals from across the American South attending. The theme of the conference, Navigate. Innovate. Cultivate reflects the multifaceted challenges economic development professionals face in attracting business and industry to… Continue Reading

Action Alert: Congress, Do Not Let Flood Insurance Expire

Action Alert: Congress, Do Not Let Flood Insurance Expire

Millions of Americans depend on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), including 54,800 in Alabama, over 65% of them residing in Coastal Alabama paying $22M a year for over $8B in coverage. Coastal Alabama Partnership (CAP) supports a long-term reauthorization and legislation keeping flood insurance rates affordable. Unfortunately, once again this program is facing a critical… Continue Reading

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