Economic development efforts are on the rise for the city of Daleville.
"The city of Daleville is a diamond in the rough."
Daleville Mayor Jayme Stayton has been working to bring more businesses to the city of possibilities
"I've reached out from Maine to California to try to get people to look this way," said Stayton.
Recently one business has decided to move to the city.
"I'm glad to announce that we have Daylight Donuts is coming to town," said Stayton.
"People don't realize what a great little community Daleville is. It's a very supportive community of small businesses. I used to have a business here for four years," said Nancy Garner, Daleville Chamber of Commerce.
Stayton says this is only the beginning for Daleville and its 5,000 residents.
Businesses take a look at traffic counts and currently the city as about eighteen thousand cars driving through it and Stayton says the number continues to rise having new businesses would only make it more convenient for surrounding areas.
"We are able to service Ft. Rucker because we have a lot of students here and they come here to train. They don't bring their vehicles so they're walking and our city limits but Fort Rucker," said Mayor Stayton.
Matt McLin who grew up in Daleville and who's family owns a restaurant says he hopes to see Daleville grow.
"Mclin's has actually been here for forty nine years next year will be 50 years. Daleville's obviously a hot spot with a constant influx of military people coming on and off the base. We feel like we're an untapped resource," said Matt McLin, McLin's Restaurant.
Stayton says he has worked hard and will continue to work hard to bring business to the city of possibilities.
"We got plenty of room to grow and we're going to do it>>
Mayor Stayton says he also hopes to bring events and entertainment to the city of Daleville as well.