The former CEO of Madison Railroad questioned the viability of strategic planning and marketing for the former Jefferson Proving Ground located north of Madison being considered by the Jefferson County Commissioners.

Commissioner David Bramer said during Thursday’s meeting that a proposal the Commissioners sought to study JPG’s economic development potential was received last week from consultant Crawford, Murphy and Tilly and has now been shared with Commissioners Ron Lee and Bobby Little to review before deciding how to move forward. The Commission previously designated up to $500,000 in American Rescue Plan funds to conduct the JPG study with the amount spent depending on the scale needed.