Dothan, we have news of a big business coming to town that’s going to bring agricultural, economic and educational growth. On August 2, the City of Dothan decided to partner with HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology to create a new location called HudsonAlpha Wiregrass in the city. Keep reading to learn all the details.
A big deal for Dothan
The City of Dothan and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are officially joining together to bring new opportunities to this Alabama town. Since 2006, this institute has been making a big impact in the state, including:
- Created 2,300 jobs
- Generated a $3.2 billion economic impact for Alabama
- Recruited more than 45 biotech companies to their Huntsville campus
“Today a new economy rooted in innovation, growth and education takes hold in Dothan and the Wiregrass. They are a major driver of economic, education and research activity in our state and have a proven track record of success. I am confident, working collaboratively with our community partners, that this initiative will have a long lasting and transformative effect on our area.”Mark Saliba, Mayor, City of Dothan
What type of work will be done at HudsonAlpha Wiregrass?
The Dothan location of this institute will focus on three different areas:
- Agricultural research to create a variety of peanuts that will be drought and disease resistant
- Economic development through the recruitment of agriculture tech start-up companies
- Education opportunities in ag-tech
“Working closely with the City of Dothan, Wiregrass leadership and other regional partners such as the EDPA, HudsonAlpha Wiregrass will serve as a catalyst to spark innovation, enhance STEM education, inspire economic growth and create jobs across the region.”Neil Lamb, President, HudsonAlpha
The institute is planning to start work at the beginning of October. So, if you’re in Dothan, be sure to be on the lookout for opportunities.
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