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INDIANTOWN -- The Business Development Board of Martin County announced 70 new jobs, additional tax revenue and quite a buzz with the opening of the new McDonalds in Indiantown.
Located in a state designated Enterprise Zone, the restaurant will be able to take advantage of several cost saving programs. Nearly all 70 jobs were filled with residents of Indiantown. "The BDB was a great partner throughout the construction and hiring process, I wish all the best to the success of the restaurant" said Hillary McKeich, executive director, Indiantown Chamber of Commerce.
The restaurant had to close early at midnight on their first day. "We outperformed sales for a new restaurant and didn't have the inventory to remain open," said Steve Nisbet, owner. "It's a good problem to have, I guess, but we are definitely more prepared moving forward."
This restaurant and a co-located retail outlet are the first capital investment projects to hit Indiantown in a very long time.
"The BDBMC has been working with the owners from the beginning and will continue to guide them through the Enterprise Zone benefits process" said Tim Dougher, executive director, BDBMC. "This is not our typical project announcement however I'm thrilled to announce 70 newly employed residents of Indiantown."
Introduced by the state in 1982, the Indiantown Enterprise Zone program was created to enhance the social and economic well-being of areas that receive this designation. After a three year process, Indiantown received their state Enterprise Zone designation in December, 2011 for a 9.7 square mile area to spur business development, private investment and job creation in the community.
For more information, visit www.bdbmc.org.