Coal = jobs in Tuscaloosa County
With unemployment still hovering around 9%, this article speaks for itself.
A major industrial development whose economic impact could rival Mercedes-Benz could get under way next year in Tuscaloosa County.
The development revolves around a new underground coal mine in northern Tuscaloosa County that would be built by Walter Energy, the parent company of Jim Walter Resources.
Discussions that have been held with state and local officials indicate the project could involve an investment topping $1 billion and the creation of 500 new jobs, plus additional jobs for the construction industry during the building of a deep underground mine.