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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -  The announcement of a Polaris plant coming to Huntsville comes with much excitement about creating job openings in and around Madison County.

"We're saying 2000 jobs and we're hoping more jobs will come as suppliers come to Alabama," said Governor Robert Bentley.

He's hoping that parts-makers will locate across the Tennessee Valley to spread the wealth for people that can commute for well-paying jobs, especially after the high number of closures seen in recent years.

"We just haven't been able to recover those jobs. People are desperate for well-paying jobs," said Senator Steve Livingston, representing the 8th district. "This will be a tremendous impact for everybody concerned."

Limestone, Madison, and Morgan counties played key roles in bringing Polaris to Huntsville, but being such a large-scale development, officials are hoping there will be a trickle-down effect that will benefit everyone, not just Huntsville residents.