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CSX designates Alabama location a 'Select Site'


CSX has designated the South Alabama Mega Site in Bay Minette as a Select Site.

The site is located between Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida, on CSX's mainline.

Situated at the corner of Highway 287 and Interstate 65, the site offers connections to major consumer markets from the Gulf to the Midwest, as well as international markets through the Port of Mobile, said Clark Robertson, CSX's vice president of business development and e-business, in a press release.

"Earning Select Site status means this site will be pivotal in the region's growth, as companies seize the opportunity to swiftly set up operations and leverage the efficiency of freight rail," he said.

Select Sites are development-ready properties along CSX's network where standard land use considerations and comprehensive due-diligence items have been addressed.

The 3,009-acre South Alabama Mega Site is in Baldwin County, considered the state's fastest growing county. County officials anticipate Baldwin will become the fourth-largest employment center in Alabama by 2040.

The publicly owned property is certified by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama's Advantage Site program and is the third site in the state to be designated a CSX Select Site.

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