Alabama NewsCenter — This City’s Growth Is a Pattern for Alabama

| September 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

By Dennis Washington

The people in Valley, Alabama, have a lot of reasons to smile.

“I’m very proud of how far we’ve come,” said Valley Mayor Leonard Riley. “I’m just proud of our community and that we’re growing.”

Pride and growth was hard to find here 13 years ago. In May 2008 the last of several large textile mills closed, raising unemployment in this east Alabama city above 22 percent.

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