The announcement of a new industry at the Dothan Regional Airport that was postponed several weeks ago has been rescheduled for Friday.
Officials were prepared to announce the new company would occupy the old Pemco property and create hundreds of jobs, but federal budget cuts and the possible closing of the airport's control tower put those plans on hold.
Local officials committed early on the keeping the tower open themselves, in spite of federal cutbacks, and the much anticipated announcement is set for 10 o'clock Friday morning at the Dothan Opera House.
As was the case the first time around, the event will begin with a special called meeting of the Dothan City Commission and Governor Robert Bentley is expected to attend.
Below is a news release with more information about tomorrow's announcement.
The Dothan City Commission has scheduled a special called meeting for Friday, April 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss economic development. The meeting will be held in the City Commission Chambers on the second floor of the Dothan Civic Center. Following the meeting, a press conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Dothan Opera House for an economic development announcement from Governor Robert Bentley, The Alabama Department of Commerce, City of Dothan, Houston County Commission, Dale County Commission, Dothan-Houston County Airport Authority, Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce and Dothan by Design, Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation, and the Wiregrass Legislative Delegation. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call the Dothan Mayor’s Office at (334) 615-3111.