Members of the Dothan City Commission approved $500,000 for a new economic development project called "Project Cinnamon" on Tuesday morning.

According to the resolution passed by the commission, Dothan would pay the city's Industrial Development Board five annual payments of $100,000 to attract and support Project Cinnamon to locate in the Sam Houston Industrial Park. 

Matt Parker, president of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, said the project is expected to create about 100 jobs.

Parker said the project was still under a non-disclosure agreement.

"We're still under an NDA so we've got some timing issues with state agreements and our agreements. Good project and very complimentary of what we're trying to do with our economic development efforts at the city and county level," Parker said at the meeting. 

The resolution also mentions possible state funding for the project from the Alabama Department of Commerce. A spokesperson for the department declined to comment on Tuesday.

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