Central mayor announces economic developments and expansions

CENTRAL, LA (WAFB) - Central Mayor Junior Shelton has announced a new economic development just before the city is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Shelton announced that the state's first non-profit job training program for autistic teens and adults will soon open. The program will be called Gateway Transition Center and will be located at the Old Starkey Academy.

It was also announced that the home improvement store Pat's Home Center will expand to a new building across the street from Walmart. In addition the owners of Oak Point Fresh Market, the family who owns a Central grocery store, now owns the entire mall and plan to renovate the Northeast Shopping Plaza.

"People have come together," said Shelton. "They're working together. And it's just a good feeling when you get up in the morning and go to work. It's a good day, and it's great in Central and we're open for business."

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