Communities Receive Betterment Funds

Southeast Gas recently announced Community Betterment Funds in the amount of $164,000 for 14 communities in Southeast Alabama.

Community Development Funds are just one way that Southeast Gas invests in communities throughout Southeast Alabama. The company’s approach to economic development includes an emphasis on community development to support existing and potential commercial businesses in cities served by Southeast Gas. Funds must be requested through each city’s Southeast Gas Board representative, and typically awards are split between the local economic development agencies and the city to provide enhancements to community development efforts in the area.

Southeast Gas Director of Community Development Jimmy Black works alongside local economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations to support and enhance efforts to locate and retain commercial entities in the region. “In the past year, our focus has been getting to the heart of what each city needs specifically,” says Black. “From infrastructure investments to establishing retail and commercial recruiting goals, I’d say all of our communities have experienced community development success in some way over the past year. Our community betterment program allows the communities we serve flexibility on how they will use the funds to provide the greatest benefit for them individually.”

In addition to direct financial support, Southeast Gas invests thousands of dollars annually to promote economic growth in Southeast Alabama through infrastructure expansion programs, rebates and incentives, and large-scale community service projects for local schools and non-profits.

Southeast Gas provides natural gas service to more than 32,000 customers in 36 communities throughout Southeast Alabama, and is owned by 14 cities – Abbeville, Andalusia, Brundidge, Dothan, Elba, Enterprise, Eufaula, Fort Deposit, Greenville, Headland, Luverne, Opp, Ozark and Troy.

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