Select Sites are development-ready properties along the CSX network, with previously addressed standard land use considerations and comprehensive due-diligence items. Select sites are pre-positioned to meet manufacturers’ needs and reduce the time required to construct facilities.
Clark Robertson, CSX vice president of business development and e-business, remarked, “This site is strategically located between Mobile and Pensacola on CSX’s main line, connecting the site to major consumer markets from the Gulf to the Midwest, and even international markets through the Port of Mobile.”
“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,” added Robertson.
The 3,009-acre South Alabama Mega Site is located at the corner of Highway 287 and I-65 in Baldwin County. Baldwin County is on track to become the 4th largest employment center in the state by 2040.
"Baldwin County is pleased that CSX has designated the South Alabama Mega Site as a CSX Select Site,” said Lee Lawson, president of Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance. “This designation solidifies the South Alabama Mega Site as a premiere site in the United States for advanced manufacturing."
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.