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In 2002 First Lady Laura Bush attended the opening of the 58,457square-foot West Regional Library on Grelot Road. The new Toulminville Branch opened after construction was completed at a cost of $2 million. In April 2005 ground was broken for the University of South Alabama’s $100-million USA Mitchell Cancer Institute (USAMCI). The 100,000 square foot center focuses on both research and treatment. By 2008, the USAMCI will represent a total investment of $125 million, including the USAMCI building, a $75 million investment in construction and equipment.

Head Official: Mayor Loretta P. O. Box 308, Huntsville, AL 35804; telephone (256)535-2489 n Economy Major Industries and Commercial Activity Since World War II, Huntsville has relied upon its military and space industries for its economic well-being. However, new industries, such as the computer-related industries and the biotech industry, are emerging. The city promotes the establishment and retention of small businesses that strive to expand into tomorrow’s large corporations. Forty-two Fortune 500 companies have operations in Huntsville.

25 million tons of steel annually and employs 450 people. The company selected Mobile County because of its highly skilled workforce, CITIES OF THE UNITED STATES, SIXTH EDITION competitive power rates, good tax practices, and transportation logistics. org. us Commercial Shipping Mobile, long recognized as a prime port location, experienced a period of strong growth in the 1990s that continued into the new century. The Port of Mobile is one of the largest deepwater ports in the United States. Covering 4,000 acres, the port has 37 berths and 4 million square feet of open yards and warehousing.

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