Six new business ventures coming to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) - Growth in business, housing and people are on the rise for the city of Philadelphia.

"First of all, it's a great community to be in,” says Community Development Partnership President David Vowell.

Vowell says there are six projects currently underway, in the area. One of those is the building of a McAlister's Deli.

"You’ve got close to anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 cars a day that go in front of where McAlister's is being built. It's out there on a four lane bypass going to the casino, coming back from the casino. You know going north toward Louisville, going east toward Alabama. So it's a really high traffic area,” says Vowell.

The five other projects include two apartment complexes, an Excel Water Distribution Center, a convenience store and a Quality Hospice.

Vowell says projects like Marty Stuart's future Congress of Country Music have boosted the city's popularity.

"Several of these things are related to the excitement of the possibility of the Marty Stuart project, coming to fruition. There is still a lot to be done on it, but in Meridian, they have the MAX and all the different things that impacted their downtown area and we're hopeful we'll have some of that here,” says Vowell.

Vowell says he expects to see even more businesses and housing popping up soon.

"I think the exciting thing is that we have a lot of people looking at our community. They see things that are happening here and they're calling and wanting to be part of it,” says Vowell.

All six projects are either under construction or in the early building stages.