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Saraland residents are excited about economic development along I-65

SARALAND, Ala. (WKRG) - As you drive along the I-65 Service Road in Saraland you can see growth. There are a number of construction sites lining Shell Street. Several businesses are slated to open in the coming months.

“We have quite a lot of business interest in our city right now and we’re very excited about the opportunities that are going to be coming our way," said mayor Dr. Howard Rubenstein. 

Cracker Barrel opened this week and right next door a Hampton Inn & Suites is well under construction. Further down the road, Publix will be part of a larger shopping center with additional retailers. 

“It just brings people in," said Satsuma resident Jim Moore. "You don’t have to run to Mobile for everything. It’s right here”

Residents are also excited about the tax revenue all the new businesses will generate for Saraland.

“It helps our school. We got a real good school system,” said Saraland resident Lizzie Brown.

With nearly 14,000 residents, city leaders are only expecting Saraland to grow more and they say the economic development west of I-65 will match the increased population.

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