“Our commitment to public-private partnerships and collaboration has enabled us to streamline the planning process and accommodate businesses’ need for speed to compete in the global market. That success enables us to provide a high level of service and amenities for residents and generates substantial
revenue for our schools.”
– Mayor Sloan Spalding
City of New Albany
From the beginning, infrastructure, both physical and virtual, was a priority for community planners. For example, the New Albany Business Park is located adjacent to State Route 161 with eight miles of freeway visibility and direct access from five separate interchanges.
A public-private partnership yielded one of the country’s most affordable and secure fiber-optic networks with redundant capabilities. Known as the New Albany Net, the 96-strand, self-healing network is available throughout the entire Business Park, is carrier neutral and provides easy access to broadband Internet services and telecommunications.
Partnering with American Electric Power as they planned one of the most advanced mission-critical facilities in the country, New Albany was able to establish a dual feed electric system to serve the Business Park. The redundant system, with electrical supply from multiple substations, provides advanced reliability, security and stability at affordable costs.