POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - City leaders in Poplar Bluff have their eyes set on the future, and they're hoping several million dollars will go a long way to bring jobs to town.
The newest development will bring in three new businesses, but in the long run the city officials said it could mean around $150 million dollars in development.
For now, the Eight Points Development will be extending the Walmart Neighborhood Market lot.
Construction is set to begin at the end of the summer or early fall.
Poplar Bluff City Planner Dennis Avery said it's not clear what businesses this project will bring, however, they are looking at the long term and believe the development will benefit Poplar Bluff residents.
Other lots in the same area are expected to be developed over time, as well.
City officials said this will bring jobs to the area, and hopefully in the next 10 years that number could be in the thousands.
Once the businesses sign their leases, city officials said the names of the businesses will be announced.