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Center Point mayor, other area leaders, to speak Friday about effort to attract Amazon to central Alabama

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

Mayors Tom Henderson of Center Point, William,  Bell of Birmingham, Walt Maddox of Tuscaloosa, Mayor Tom Henderson of Center Point,  Gary Richardson of Midfield and Jack Draper of Anniston will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Friday to discuss the possibility of Birmingham luring Amazon to located its secondary corporate headquarters to the city.

Jefferson County Commissioner Sandra Little Brown, Birmingham Mayor William Bell and Rep. Rod Scott (D-Fairfield) pose in front of an oversized Amazon Prime Box created to publicize area officials interest in attracting the online retailer to locate a facility in Jefferson County. (Michael Tomberlin / Alabama NewsCenter)

On Monday Birmingham and Jefferson County officials announced the launch of  a campaign to attract Amazon to Alabama.The press conference will be by the Amazon Prime Box at the The Pizitz building in Birmingham, 120 19th Street North.

Bell said the city’s bid for the headquarters is due in less than 30 days.

Local residents are also urged to express their interest in drawing the online retailer to Jefferson County. Amazon Prime boxes the size of a building  have been placed at The Pizitz, Railroad Park and at Legion Field where local citizens are urged to take and post on social media selfies or videos at the locations.


  1. Kevin Small says:

    Mayor Tom can try to woo Amazon with his stop sign cameras and high crime rate. What a joke.

  2. Center point has a mayor? Who knew ‍♀️

  3. If only they don’t hear of all the crime we have here now!

  4. Steve Woods says:

    They don’t meet the requirements Amazon has set. William Bell is just desperate to win. Why would you even print this unless you are unimformed?

  5. Together Tom and Willie will band together and raise taxes to pay for the requirements to bring Amazon here…
    Pay up residents, PAY UP!!!

  6. Kevin Small says:

    Heck, Tom has stashed away a bunch on the camera scam.

  7. Mayor Tom can’t get Barlow, council president to move his accounting business from Roebuck in the city of Bham to one of the empty bldgs in Center Point.

  8. Birmingham is not even being considered.

  9. John Talley says:

    To be fair, they may be looking for an area with 6.5 title loan places per square mile

  10. Kenny Denham says:

    Actually the city meets the basic requirements

  11. It’s not about being considered. It’s about spending money with pr firms, law firms and local charities to promote the idea. It’s how money gets funneled out to ‘friends’.

  12. Yeah… bring it to centerpoint…. just…. watch out for the muggers, killers, and general trouble makers on every corner (and walking in the middle of the streets).

  13. Ken Armstrong , amen. Corrupt to the core.

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