Industrial Development Board (IDB)
The Daphne Industrial Development Board (IDB) is a city committee that utilizes a portion of Daphne's lodging tax for projects focused on the advancement and economic development of our area. The organization has been a leading proponent for projects, such as the Daphne Innovation + Science Complex (DISC) under development now.
- Work Session - the Tuesday following the first City Council Meeting of the month at 11:30am
- Regular Board Meeting - the Tuesday following the second City Council Meeting of the month at 4:30pm.
- Jubilee Conference Room
Daphne City Hall
1705 Main Street
Daphne, AL 36526
- Steve Carey, Chairman
- Doug Bailey
- Scott Koser
- Denis Kearney
- Dan Romanchuk
- Don Ruble
- Pat Rudicell, City Council
Daphne Innovation + Science Complex (DISC)
The Daphne Innovation + Science Complex, or DISC, is a seventy five acre master-planned campus for Class A office and research space that is intentionally focused toward the recruitment of technology, professional services, and corporate office opportunities. The project has been intentionally designed to foster the creation of high-wage, professional and technical jobs for the Eastern Shore.
DISC is aimed to creating a setting to recruit and foster job creation, with specific focus on the technology sector. The initial phase has been planned to allow the construction of a multi-story mid-rise office building. The public component of the project consists of the entitlement and construction of the infrastructure for the campus. Building will ultimately be constructed based on market demand by “vertical partners” in conjunction with tangible job creation. Mayor Dane Haygood indicated that “grant opportunities have been significantly leveraged which has yielded significant value for our taxpayers and will ultimately yield unparalleled return on investment for our community.”
“DISC is a one of a kind project for Daphne and all of Baldwin County,” says the Industrial Development Board (IDB) Chairman, Steve Carey. “As a leading edge professional development, DISC demonstrates our commitment to creating a unique and desirable work environment that attracts knowledge-based jobs and yields economic benefits for our community.”
“It is great to see Mayor Haygood, the Daphne City Council and the Daphne IDB’s creative, collaborative, and progressive approach to creating a place for new white collar jobs in Daphne,” states Lee Lawson, President & CEO Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance.
DISC is located at the southwest corner of Alabama State Highway 181 and Champions Way in Daphne, adjacent to Daphne High School. DISC is planned to be developed in phases with the initial phase consisting of a 35 acre of campus with three out-parcels on Highway 181.