Sweetwater Development approved; Bass Pro Shops coming to North Alabama

The Decatur city council voted 3 to 2 Monday to approve theSweetwater Development deal.{} Phase I ofthe project near the I-65/I-565 interchange includes a Bass Pros Shops and ahotel that will create 400 jobs.

The agreement offers close to $61 million in incentives,most tax related.

Over the next 10 -15 years the city hopes to add to thedevelopment adding up to 4,000 jobs.

City officials will now meet with ALDOT over the next fewdays regarding construction of a bridge in the area.