Rural Coosa County looks for ways to spur economy

ROCKFORD, Ala. (AP) – Coosa County needs an economic boost. Some residents and planners tasked with finding ways to accomplish that say the county should take advantage of its natural resources.

The rural county is just outside of the metro Birmingham area and doesn’t have interstates running through it or a growing population.

But Nisa Miranda, director of the University of Alabama’s Center for Economic Development, says Coosa is a naturally beautiful spot with creeks and rivers. Those are resources that some are saying could draw campers and tourists.

AL.com reports that the center is working with Auburn University to come up with a plan for the county at the behest of Republican U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer of Hoover.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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