New Development in Jackson
(Jackson) The Jackson Economic Development Corporation unveiled the rendering for the plans for a new strip mall in the Jackson industrial park. JEDC President Scott Reimer says the group saw the need for more amenities in the Jackson community.
"There wasn't a lot of investors looking to step up to do a project like this in a smaller community so we took it upon ourselves to hatch this project and contact local business owners to see if we could get something going."
Subway was the first business to take a spot in the new development. The JEDC reached out to other local business owners which included Donnie and Audree Schoenrock. The Schoenrocks say they have been wanting to start another business.
"We really wanted to do something in our town or close to it. We love Jackson. And we got introduced to Brad Barber of Cabin Coffee through Tom Nelson who is our Economic Development coordinator."
After the Schoenrocks met with Cabin Coffee for a possible franchise purchase, everything fell into place so the two anchors of the building will be Cabin Coffee and Subway. Construction is slated to start in June. The JEDC is still looking to fill the other spots in the development but do have quite a few good leads.