Eastern Blvd Looking For New Businesses

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By Alabama News Network

Montgomery city officials will announce a new business coming to the eastern boulevard area Thursday.

The new employer will be investing over one million dollars in an area that other businesses say really needs some help. 

 

The new business, which hasn't been announced, is supposed to bring about 50 jobs around this part of the boulevard. While that may not be a lot, many hope that it's just the beginning for the area. 
 
Empty store fronts and signs can be seen all along eastern boulevard. And one employee in the area says it's only getting worse. 
 
SOT (Jones)
Mostly in the last 5 months a lot of businesses have left us, we're mostly the only one here on this strip right about now. 
 
Jones hopes that Thursday's announcement will bring even more businesses to the area. And it's not just because she wants more customers. She says she doesn't feel safe leaving work.
 
SOT (Jones)
No, because it's dark and we only have one light. So when we leave we try to rush and get to our cars. And that's not a good thing because being here by ourselves is not safe. You never know who's watching. 

 

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