City of Montgomery Receives EDPA Innovation Award

The City of Montgomery has been named among the 2015 winning recipients to receive this year’s Alabama Innovation Awards from Alabama Launchpad. Montgomery is being awarded the Outstanding Public-Private Partnership for Innovation award for its work with Infinitus Renewable Energy Park (IREP), a fairly new and nationally recognized facility that separates recyclables from trash using an automated system.

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The 81,992-square-foot Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) funded largely by Infinitus Energy, is the most advanced recycling facility in the country.

A special luncheon ceremony will be held on Sept. 2nd, at the BJCC for this year’s honorees. The event recognizes the important contributions entrepreneurs, startups and innovators make to Alabama’s economy and new job growth. In order to win this award, the honorees had to exemplify innovation in the areas of job creation or solving a local or global need.

Alabama Launchpad is a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) which aims to advance entrepreneurship at a statewide level.

EDPA provides leadership and services that recruit new businesses to the state, retain existing businesses and renew Alabama’s economy by encouraging innovation both within existing industries and through the commercialization of new technologies.

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