WEST ALABAMAREGIONAL COMMISSION
WARC has developed a Business Preparedness Toolkit and presentation that will help area businesses prepare for the effects of a disaster. The toolkits are tailored to each county and provide a sample preparedness and continuity of operations plan, support materials, and a listing of local emergency resources.
The WARC prepares data books for each of the 7 counties in the region. The books contain information from the 2010 Census and the 2006-2010 American Community Survey for the counties, tracts, and municipalities. Maps of the counties and tracts are also included.
The "Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy" is one of the requirements of the Economic Development Administration under its Economic Development District (EDD) program. The West Alabama Regional Commission has been an EDD since 1989. The strategy is updated annually by staff and a committee of individuals who represent both the public and private sectors in West Alabama. The strategy is for use as a guide to improving all aspects of economic development in the region.
The District II Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is designed to bring the citizens, both public and private, together to create strategies to improve the District's economy. This document looks at the District's population, economy, and resources and establishes goals for economic development in the District. The annual update is organized as a stand‐alone annex to the original plan and identifies and addresses individual plan elements and data as needed.
The District II Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is designed to bring the citizens, both public and private, together to create strategies to improve the District’s economy. This document looks at the District’s population, economy, and resources and establishes goals for economic development in the District. The annual update is organized as a stand‐alone annex to the original plan and identifies and addresses individual plan elements and data as needed.
The purpose of the I-20/59 Corridor Study from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa was to assess the development potential of the area and serve as a guide for evaluating future infrastructure and economic development opportunities. The Study consists of mapped and report data related to area demographics, transportation, water and sewer infrastructure, existing land use, environmental and cultural features and soil constraints. The study also includes a Siting Criteria Matrix to be used for the analysis of potential industrial development sites and shows examples of the rating process. The report was prepared for the Appalachian Regional Commission by the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham and the West Alabama Regional Commission. The Study was completed in June of 2001.
The West Alabama Regional Commission and the Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission prepared the study of the interstate corridor between Tuscaloosa and Mississippi for the Economic Development Administration. The study includes parts of three counties: Tuscaloosa, Greene and Sumter. Like previous studies of other interstate corridors, the report assesses the economic development potential of the area along the interstate and serves as a guide for local officials and economic developers. The study contains mapped and report data on area demographics, transportation, existing land use, wetlands and floodplains, slope and soils, cultural features and water and sewer infrastructure. The report also contains detailed information on available industrial parks and buildings and areas that have been evaluated for future development. The study was completed in March of 2004.
The Solid Waste Needs Assessment for the West Alabama Region provides a general overview of current solid waste collection practices and disposal facilities within the region. The assessment was prepared in accordance with Section 7 (Title 22, Chapter 27, Section 46) of Act 89-824 governing solid waste management.
The purpose of this plan is to record the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) activities of the West Alabama Regional Commission (WARC) and to schedule improvements to comply with the law.
The GRANT AND LOAN GUIDE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN WEST ALABAMA provides information on the most commonly used grant and loan programs for community and economic development activities. The guide focuses on programs available to counties and municipalities and provides Federal and State contacts, program details, grant cycles, and eligibility and funding level information.
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