Daphne gets a piece of the economic development pie from Novelis

DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) – Seventy-five acres at the corner of Highway 181 and Champions Way already has paved roads and utilities ready and waiting. For nearly four years, Daphne’s mini-release Mega-Site has been waiting and now, it seems, the wait is over.

“I am pleased to inform you all that Novelis will also be constructing an Enterprise Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Leadership Training at the Daphne Innovation and Science Complex,” Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance President Lee said. Lawson, in Bay Minette. Wednesday.

DISC, as it’s called, was developed by the city almost four years ago for something like this.

“Electricity, sewers, all the things that are there. The site is ready to go. All you have to do is walk in and build your building,” says Daphne Mayor Robin LeJeune.

The details of what will be built are still being worked out, but LeJeune says it is happening.

“We’re thinking here in the next few months,” says LeJeune. ” It goes quickly. It’s not in a, oh in a year. No, we’re working on this thing now.

Novelis will not only bring a thousand jobs, but opportunities for the entire county.

“It’s not just Baldwin County, Mega-Site and Bay Minette. Hey, that includes Daphne. So, this goes well beyond a $2.5 billion flagship Mega-Site facility,” says LeJeune.