The mayor of Princeville says he wants new businesses to come to town.
The town has acquired 53 acres of land, the mayor says he’d like to see restaurants, stores, and homes come to that area.
Princeville Mayor Bobby Jones says a lot of new jobs are coming to Edgecombe County and he’d like Princeville to benefit from that.
Jones said, “The interstate is going to be right off of 64, we want customers to come here.”
This is something that’s needed according to Jones, especially with this town still reeling from Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
There are some people who are still trying to get back into their homes.
Jones said, “It’s a long-drawn-out process, but we have to address the situation and find a way to get people back home when it first happened, we talked to people about coming back home.”
Jones says they’ve been in talks with the town’s engineers and work could begin on the 53 acres in the next month or so.