A $250,000 dollar grant breathes new life into the old National Guard Armory in Linden - and could help bring new jobs and businesses to Marengo County.
The grant will help the county commission buy and convert the Fort Hill McManus Boggs armory into a business incubator.
The incubator will encourage and support promote economic development and job growth by providing expertise and resources to beginner small businesses.
"Hopefully I'll be one of them ones inside that building working," said Linden resident Antonio Carr. "It'll give a lot of us that don't have jobs opportunity to go in and work and maybe start their own career one day."
Governor Robert Bentley awarded the grant through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.