The new Mazda Toyota Plant is helping bring interest to a Morgan County Business Park that's been sitting empty for 7 years
The Morgan Center Business Park in Hartselle is set right off interstate 65 on Thompson Road.
The prime location and now what could be the missing link and selling point, the $1.6 billion dollar Mazda Toyota Plant to be built just 20 miles down the road in Limestone County. Something Hartselle Mayor Randy Garrison tells me has generated attention in recent months.
"I'd say especially in that last 4 months we've had several people contact us and say they're interested in being a part of the park."
Morgan County Economic Development President, Jeremy Nails, tells me he has given multiple tours recently, some of which have been with automotive companies.
The business park has water, sewer, electricity and high speed internet. All it needs now is a buyer. But Mayor Garrison doesn't think they'll have to wait much longer.
"I think it's really fixing to come to fruition. Anytime you want people to build or you want people to come, you've got to be ready.I mean you've got to have the infrastructure, the wireless, several things that are there ready. We can't wait for someone to come and say we wanna build and no have anything there for them."
While there has been no deal yet, it's safe to say the 135 acre site has grown more attractive in recent months and there is a possibility it could be home to another plant in the coming years.