After receiving it’s permit to begin construction, construction workers on the Sabal Trail pipeline are already injecting money into the local economy.  One county alone is expecting to receive nearly $700,000 per year in additional tax revenue as a result of this project.

Lee County Commissioner Robert Ham said he’s already seeing a positive economic impact Lee County. He said when rain moved in this week several idled workers came to a business that leases a building from him.

“A lot of the guys that are in Alex City that are staging and working up there, they all came to the Auburn-Opelika area,” Ham said. “And yes, they’re spending money.”

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