Phenix City leaders expect business growth - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Phenix City leaders expect business growth

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -

More than 100 new jobs and major retail expansions were music to the ears of Phenix City council members Tuesday, as council members had a busy morning, filled with expansions and booming business.

From a newly revealed city engineering building, to busy construction projects, changes are evident across town.

"Indicative of new jobs coming in, and new developments coming in, and in the long run we will all benefit from it," said Financial Director Stephen Smith. 

A lot of excitement at Tuesday's city council meeting surrounded the news that this year's White Water Classic brought in a total $770,000. The popular football game, concert, and surrounding events cost the city nearly $200,000, but ended with a $579,000 profit.

Phenix City leaders also discussed the more than 100 jobs expected to open up to residents with the expansion of six industries in and around the city.

"People want jobs and we want all our industries and we want our retailers to expand," said city manager, Wallace Hunter.

Council members also expect to see four major retail areas expanding in upcoming months and explain that pain in the neck traffic could actually be positive in the long run.

"It's inconvenient, you know when people have to detour around it, we've got a couple of bridges that will be being replaced here shortly, but it's an indicator of growth," said Smith.

"If I have to apologize for growth I'll apologize all day long because it's something that's positive and it takes time to get thing built," said Hunter.

Copyright WTVM 2015. All rights reserved.
 

  • LocalMore>>

  • BBB warns of Iron Bowl ticket scams

    BBB warns of Iron Bowl ticket scams

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:00 PM EST2017-11-22 18:00:28 GMT
    (Source: Facebook, @ironbow1893)(Source: Facebook, @ironbow1893)

    The Better Business Bureau is warning football fans of possible Iron Bowl ticket scams. As fans are hype about their favorite team, scammers tend to look for such passion and excitement as an opportunity to sell counterfeit tickets and knockoff merchandise.    

    More >>

    The Better Business Bureau is warning football fans of possible Iron Bowl ticket scams. As fans are hype about their favorite team, scammers tend to look for such passion and excitement as an opportunity to sell counterfeit tickets and knockoff merchandise.    

    More >>
  • Corny Chick-fil-A rap video goes viral

    Corny Chick-fil-A rap video goes viral

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:56 PM EST2017-11-22 17:56:05 GMT
    (Source: Jaron Myers Facebook)(Source: Jaron Myers Facebook)

    A comedic take on Chick-fil-A employee’s famous “my pleasure” response to “thank you.” 

    More >>

    A comedic take on Chick-fil-A employee’s famous “my pleasure” response to “thank you.” 

    More >>
  • List: Black Friday openings in Columbus

    List: Black Friday openings in Columbus

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:52 PM EST2017-11-22 17:52:50 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    It’s just as important to know when you can snag some great Black Friday as what those deals are. Check out the times below to make sure you’re first in line!

    More >>

    It’s just as important to know when you can snag some great Black Friday as what those deals are. Check out the times below to make sure you’re first in line!

    More >>
Powered by Frankly