Rivercane will take time

Published 5:26 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2007

By By Adam Prestridge
There have been a lot of questions circulating about the Rivercane project currently under construction off Interstate 65.
Many of the questions raised by curious Atmore residents include:
What type of businesses have agreed to locate there?
When will the ones that have signed on the dotted line begin construction?
How long before the infrastructure will be completed?
Many people think those are simple questions that require simple answers, but they are not. Some of those answers may be known and others not, but either way if the cat is let out of the bag too quickly, it could jeopardize the entire project.
The Atmore Industrial Development Board, City of Atmore officials and officials with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians make up the players that are involved in this very detailed project. They have each devoted endless hours to this project and are well aware of these questions and will release them in a timely manner. There is no need to put the cart before the horse because the consequences that may occur.
The City of Atmore has rolled the dice and invested a lot of money to support the project. The financial burden is a lot and you can only imagine the pressure city officials and members of the board are under. A lot of chances and effort go into a project of this magnitude, but in the end, it will pay off.
Rest assured that the information that the board deems OK to release will be released quickly and accurately to keep Atmore residents abreast of the projects progress.
Good things are worth waiting for and it's this reporter's opinion that a lot of good things will come out of the Rivercane development. Not all decisions made will please everyone, but in the long run it will put Atmore on the map and act as a financial cushion for the city ultimately helping to provide even better services than currently provided.
So be patient Atmore, Rivercane might be slow going for the moment, but it will soon explode. And when it does, hang on.
Adam Prestridge is publisher of the Atmore Advance. He can be reached at 368-2123.

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