STANFORD - With the help of a good sales pitch and a soon-to-be complete industrial park, Lincoln County's workforce might see an increase in employment opportunities in time to pay off their Christmas credit card bills.
Still months away from its January completion date, Lincoln County Industrial Park II is already attracting prospective tenants.
"We've got one (company) looking right now," said Judge-Executive Buckwheat Gilbert.
Located outside the city limits on U.S. 150 East, the 235-acre park is being built to entice industry into the area. The park is scheduled to be completed in January, barring weather delays.
On Tuesday, magistrates voted in favor of paying $56,000 for work on the Industrial park's water tower, one expense in a long line of bills being approved by magistrates monthly since construction began in November.
"We've been working on it maybe seven months. We ran sewage (service) out there, and a 10-inch water line," said Gilbert. "We're trying very hard to entice some industry here."