Strategically located just 3 miles south of the Alabama border, the Florida–Alabama Mega Site provides easy access to 4 deepwater ports, two international airports, an on-site rail connection and major roadways. Easy transportation access and proximity to numerous automotive parts suppliers make this the ideal home for a large automotive manufacturing facility. Click here to see a larger map.
The property will have an on-site rail spur via a proposed 3-kilometer extension of Bay Line Railroad – part of the Genesee & Wyoming rail system – with connections to CSX and Norfolk Southern. The Bay Line Railroad will give the site direct access to deepwater Port Panama City. The nearby CSX line connects directly to the deepwater ocean port, JAXPORT in Jacksonville, FL, the Port of Mobile, AL, and the Port of Pensacola, FL.
US Highway 231 (4-lane divided) frontage provides access south to Port of Panama City and north to St John, IN (along an automotive supplier chain network). Interstate 10 runs within 16 miles of the site. This southernmost east-west transcontinental US highway connects Jacksonville, FL (port) and Los Angeles, CA.
The Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) sits 30 miles from the site and offers daily non-stop flights to Atlanta. Two international airport options - NW Florida Beaches (ECP) and Tallahassee (TLH) - can be reached within 80 - 85 minutes.
Area utility providers West Florida Electric Cooperative (PowerSouth Energy), Gulf Power Company (The Southern Company) and the City of Marianna stand ready to extend adjacent utilities to the site. Water and wastewater capacities each exceed two million gallons per day, while the natural gas capacity exceeds 20k MMBTU/day. The proposed utilities can easily accommodate a 5,880 – 7,400 square foot buildable area. In addition, a fire station proposed by Jackson County will provide an ISO Rating of 3.