Automotive and fork lift parts, tub and shower stalls, manufactured housing and more make up the industrial base in these three counties.
The individuals who help shape the communities in Fayette, Lamar and Marion counties, including Valerie Branyon, who serves on several boards in Fayette.
These three counties are improving downtown areas, developing sports and tourism venues and supporting local industries with workforce development programs.
Outdoor attractions, museums and historic places attract visitors to the area.
Alabama’s first SEEDS grants, totaling more than $30 million, will be used to help develop industry-ready sites across the state