$2 Million Per Person? Why A Tiny Alabama Town Wants $375 Million Chunk of the Stimulus

02/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Amanda Ruggeri US News and World Report

At first glance, the town of Edwardsville, Ala., with a population of 194 people, might raise a few eyebrows with its bid to receive $375 million from the economic stimulus package being assembled by Barack Obama and lawmakers in Congress.

The tiny town, located near the Georgia border and 26 miles from the nearest "big city" of Anniston (population: 24,276), added 33 proposals--about two thirds of them related to "green" energy--to the list of "ready- to- go" projects assembled by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Total sum: $375,076,200.

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