Reviewed by: Pat Byington
In June 2023, the City of Gadsden celebrated a huge win: Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, (USNC) a Seattle-based company expanding microreactor technologies, would invest $232 million to bring a facility to Gadsden for the production of its industry-leading microreactor. Now, that milestone is being recognized for an important award. Keep reading for the details.
The national Impact Award
Business Facilities, a prominent magazine for corporate site selectors, recognized Gadsden’s huge milestone on a national scale with the national impact award. Recognizing the significance of the expansion, Business Facilities awarded USNC and Gadsden the Impact Award in the “Workforce” category in the 2023 Impact Award Deals of the year.
“The City of Gadsden is no longer what it used to be. With Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation’s advanced manufacturing plant, our strategic focus on innovation and the knowledge economy is paying off.
Gadsden is Alabama’s advanced manufacturing center, and this deal and this award solidifies that fact.”Gadsden Mayor Craig Ford (City of Gadsden)
Huge companies like Tesla and Amazon were also recognized with Impact Awards, which shows just how significant this achievement is for Gadsden.
If you’re curious about the details of the USNC deal, we’ve got the full story on it.
Other news for Gadsden
This is huge news for Gadsden, but it’s not the only exciting development there. Check these out:
- In January 2024, Noccalula Falls announced it would undergo a $11M makeover.
- A new coworking + event space opened in December 2023, enhancing community + economic development in Gadsden.
- The Gadsden City Hall announced a big upgrade in July 2023—a move into a beautiful downtown building.
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