Holmes County Economic Development Director Jyl Eickman says Bonifay is on the verge of luring several large manufactures, but the town has one big problem.
At the Holmes County Commission meeting, Eickmann says there's no water and sewer hook-up South of Interstate Ten. And by not having the hook-up in place, a large fan manufacturer recently decided to build a factory closer to Pensacola.
The Highway 79 interchange has tremendous economic potential.
Eickman says “a client is not going to wait for water and sewer. We must be ready and be proactive so we can offer in order to get those industries”.
Eickmann and the Holmes County Commission are expected to meet in a special workshop to discuss extending water and sewer lines South of the Interstate.