BELMONT, Miss. (WTVA) -- There is excitement all around in Belmont and Tishomingo County.
New jobs are coming to the area.
Comfort Revolution employs 20 people but expects to have more than 200 working there in three years.
"We're looking forward to the day when we have this place full with people working good jobs and bringing folks back to Belmont instead of having to drive several miles every day to work," Belmont Mayor Buddy Wiltshire said.
More than six months ago, Comfort Revolution officials decided the Belmont Tishomingo County Industrial Park was the place to be — a move that brings good economic news to the area.
"We had Belmont Homes at one time that was working 1,000 people several years ago, and then the Schnadig plant here was working 300 to 400 people, and you know, that's been gone for about 10 or 11 years, and when you have something like that happen to a community as small as ours, it affects you big time," Tishomingo County Supervisor Greg Collier said.
Locals are hopeful new industry will restore the prosperity they once enjoyed.
"I've been lucky. I've had a pretty good job. A lot of people have not. We need more jobs. It's been pretty bad," Mark Wells said.
"It's not really affected me, but it has some of my family members. I don't know what would happen if it wasn't coming. Things seem to be getting worse, but this surely would help out," Dave Branham said.
"We can make about 250,000 pillows a month, so that's a lot of pillows. And we expect to sell every bit of it and have a need for more," Comfort Revolution Chairman Michael Fux said.