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Construction of a new 53,000 square foot travel center on 15.8 acres in Baldwin County, Alabama.
Location: Loxley, AL; Non-metro
Federal NMTC Allocation: $23,000,000
Southern Community Capital: $8,000,000
Other Community Development Entities: $15,000,000
Construction Jobs: 250
Jobs Created and Retained: 211
Buc-ee’s has a 35+ year history in transforming itself from a small convenience store located in Lake Jackson, Texas to mega/convenience/travel center stores throughout the central and gulf coast region of Texas.
NMTC proceeds were used to build Buc-ee’s first location outside of Texas in rural Alabama. The project consisted of a new 53,000 square foot travel center located on 15.8 acres on the southwest corner of the Baldwin Beach Expressway & I-10 in Baldwin County, Alabama. The nearest towns are Loxley and Robertsdale.
Buc-ees’s takes great pride in its roughly 3,000 employees, providing extensive training and career advancement opportunities. Historically, Buc-ee’s employment census has been over 50% minority. The new Alabama location hired over 200 permanent employees from the surrounding low-income community to become part of the Buc-ee’s family.
With an annual payroll in excess of $7 million, this facility provides neighborhoods and communities with wages that help support and build local economies.
Based on MIT living wage data, Buc-ee’s pays 20% - 52% over the living wage in Baldwin County. Employment with Buc-ee’s includes health and dental insurance and retirement savings.
Aside from hiring a substantial workforce from the local area, the opening of the new Buc-ee’s will have a catalytic effect on the surrounding area
This facility helps stabilize the local, rural economy and offers expanded goods and services to the low-income community of Baldwin County