PJ Green | WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL)
The Wichita Falls City Council voted Tuesday to approve $10 million worth of infrastructure improvements at the Wichita Falls Business Park.
Wichita Clutch is just one of a few businesses already at the park. City officials hope that this multi-million dollar project can help attract more businesses to this area after failing to do so in the past.
“We hear people talk to us all the time about we need to do things to stimulate this economy well this is part of the infrastructure that makes that happen,” City Councilor At Large Bobby Whiteley said.
Recruiting businesses to a city like Wichita Falls can be tough at times. Although businesses have been coming in steadily in the past few years, some businesses have chosen other cities.
“They tour every facility, they get with russ, we go eat dinner with them and inevitably I hate hearing back the feedback that we just don’t have these shovel-ready sites for them and they choose an Abilene or somebody else,” Mayor Stephen Santellana said.
Because of this, city officials are getting funds ready to make changes to the 525-acre business park.