The Grove commercial district has added 15 new businesses employing 550 people in the past 48 months. The success is part of the city's focus on creating jobs to support families. "The area currently has 15 businesses in 11 buildings, all built by private developers," said city economy director Richard Bradford. Most of the jobs are high-level executive and administrative positions, including marketers, administrators, engineers and financial advisors. The goal is to create quality jobs. Ultimately the city hopes The Grove will be home to 150 busineses and 4,800 employees. To encourage development in the area, the city has spent $10.6 million installing roads and utility infrastructure.
Daily Herald, Thursday, September 2, 2010