Rural strategist confident with C3

Economic Development Association of Alabama Rural Development Strategist Brian Hilson spoke during the Northwest Alabama Economic Development Alliance’s annual membership luncheon which was held at the Holiday Inn in Guin on Thursday, July 25.

GUIN - Economic development officials are optimistic concerning Marion County’s future.
Brian Hilson of Hoover,  who serves as a rural development strategist for the Economic Development Association of Alabama, reviewed the county’s economic state and potential during the Northwest Alabama Economic Development Alliance (EDA)’s annual membership appreciation luncheon on Thursday, July 25, at the Holiday Inn in Guin.
The Northwest Alabama EDA, also known as C3, was formed in 2010 and is a marketing alliance of three counties—Marion, Fayette and Lamar—and certain municipalities within those counties, that markets the region to businesses and industries looking to locate or relocate.
Hilson has worked in economic development for 40 years and was chief executive officer (CEO) of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce before he joined the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) in 2011, where he served as president and CEO.


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