Enterprise experiences expanding economy, despite the pandemic

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Enterprise continues to expand as businesses move in.

Many businesses such as an automotive group HSAA expect to bring 160 new jobs, a theatre, airport expansion and so much more to Enterprise.

Economic developer Jonathan Tullos said with the government financial help for the unemployed, it hurt many businesses because it was looked at as an incentive for them to not work. This was feedback Tullos got from employers.

However, HSAA is still committed to creating jobs for all in the Wiregrass.

“But they’re back in full production, and in fact, they told me 30 to 40 people they’d be willing to hire so the jobs are out there,” Tullos said.

Tullos said there are several great companies in the Wiregrass area, and they are here to help residents get employed.

Mayor William Cooper weighed in on this impact and said the goal is to build up the State Highway 167.

“With all that in mind, it will help build that side of town as well as expand our industrial park as well as prepare us for the future,” Cooper said. “This will be a plus for the city of Enterprise.”

The project is expected to costs two billion dollars over the course of 10 years, but overall, Tullos believes not just Enterprise, but the entire Wiregrass has great opportunities for people, despite the pandemic.

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