A retail center in Hopkinsville is projected to break ground early next year. The project, currently named the Hopkinsville Towne Center, is estimated at around $30 million and may include a TJ Maxx, Ulta Beauty, Hobby Lobby and Buffalo Wild Wings.
The project is expected to bring around 250 full and part-time jobs to the area with salaries ranging from $25 to $75 thousand. Mayor Carter Hendricks says the economic opportunity for the community is promising.
"Anytime we can add jobs to our economy it helps create more opportunity for our residents throughout the region, creates more tax base for our governments to operate, just creates more economic energy," said Hendricks. "It's kind of almost a snowball effect, if you will. When you add jobs it's more than just the individual job that's impacted, it's the families."
The City has entered a grant agreement with the Indiana-based developer Thompson Thrift Corporation and will allocate $2.9 million towards the project.