Economic Development

 

The potential for economic development in Guin, AL is endless. The city has been attracting attention due to the new exit on Interstate 22. The strategic plan for the city is to have long-term and future-oriented businesses that possess explicit plans for the present, and a vision of the future. Interested parties will find a strong presence of business-friendly, supportive city government. Local leaders are open to creating relationships with businesses willing to establish roots in this developing city.

 

Downtown Mixed-Use Space

 

Downtown Guin boasts a former manufacturing site that is well positioned for redevelopment as a mixed-use project to include commercial offices and downtown housing. The site has been assessed and been given approval for redevelopment. As is being seen across many other small towns, this space will greatly add to the vitality of downtown with the combination of businesses downstairs and apartment above.

 

This downtown site sits on eight and a half acres of land that is between two city streets and a federal four-lane US highway. It has 130,000 square feet of floor space. The city is currently working with a developer to make this mixed use project a reality. We are actively seeking businesses, local and national, to be a part of this project.

 

The Crossings at 44 Commercial Park

 

The Crossings at 44 is a 220 acre Commercial Park located off I-22 beside the Industrial Park. This development is designed to have fast food and family dine-in restaurants, along with other amenities including convenience stores and gas stations. Holiday Inn is the anchor for this commercial development. The hotel has 101 rooms and a full service restaurant. It has over 2100 square feet of banquet space. Management will be provided through Certified Hospitality Hotel, a subsidiary of Jackie’s International which currently owns and operates sixteen hotels and more than seventy restaurants throughout the south. Jackie’s International was also named one of the Top 100 Companies in Mississippi for two years in a row.

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