A recent news report highlights the many benefits that are coming to Walker County, which will soon be home to the newest major interstate in Alabama (I-22). The future interstate, currently known as “Corridor X”, directly links Birmingham to Memphis, TN. “Corridor X” is creating jobs and easier access to natural recreational areas. We want those same benefits and more for North Jefferson.
Just as many benefits are flowing to Walker County from the impending completion of the future I-22, there are many benefits that North Jefferson will realize with the completion of the Northern Beltline. These include an additional $2 billion in economic impact, the creation of nearly 21,000 jobs, and the generation of $54 million in new tax revenues per year.
Alabama’s 13 reports:
"Less than 22 miles from Birmingham, Walker County- an area once bustling with coal mining operation is home to Jasper, the county’s seat…The town of more than 13,857 people is bustling with new energy and more businesses opening up in the downtown business district."