The Wood River City Council is looking forward to the opening of more new businesses across town.  While there hasn’t been a lot of new construction recently, several old buildings are being repurposed as entrepreneurs are giving the Wood River area a try. 

Wood River City Manager Jim Schneider tells The Big Z twenty-one businesses have opened in the city within the past year.

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Talk of a hotel development plan for some acreage the city owns near the intersection of routes 143 and 255 continues.  Schneider says they are currently talking to another potential developer, although there is nothing ready to be announced yet.

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