Enterprise, Ala. (WDHN)—Previously, the rural section of the southwest portion of the Boll Weevil Circle had been relatively untouched by any major residential or business growth.

But over recent months, that has changed. Homes and businesses are sprouting up along this major corridor in the “City of Progress”. city administrator Jonathan Tullos says new construction permits are at an all-time high.

Tullos adds “the more businesses and folks moving to Enterprise brings in additional tax dollars to the overall local economy.”

Tullos adds “At least in the last 10-to-15 years, Enterprise has experienced the most growth it has seen in the last two decades. Building permits are at an all-time high for both
Commercial and residential and we look for that continue to grow.”

In the past, Enterprise officials say it’s not anyone’s imagination. Construction, all sorts of development taking place and that’s a good thing.

In the past, several publications have listed Enterprise as one of the fastest-growing mid-size cities in the state. For one Coffee County commissioner who represents a portion of Enterprise. A lot of it is military driven by Ft. Rucker, but a large segment is new residents moving into the city from all corners of the country.

Commissioner Jim Thompson says “Coffee County is really booming, the tax revenue is really coming in good. Ben E. Keith is opening next month. A lot of good things are going on in Coffee County.”

Local officials say the city “weathered” the Great Recession of 2007. As more “baby boomers” reach retirement age, expect to see new and expanded subdivisions along the circle.