COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — One economic recruiter says industry nationwide has discovered Southeast Alabama as a great place to set up a manufacturing facility.

Wiregrass Economic Development Corporation Director, Jesse Quillen, told the coffee county commission that he continually receives inquiries from companies looking to relocate.

Within the last year, food service giant Ben e. Keith opened a facility in New Brockton. An Oregon-based glove manufacturer will move into a spec. the building at the Geneva County Industrial Park in Hartford.

With historic low unemployment in Alabama, Quillen says there are plenty of good-paying jobs with benefits for those seeking employment.

Quillen says with planned transportation improvements, and the expansion of State Highways 52 and 167, brings even more corporate interest to possibly locate in the Wiregrass.