New business offers hope for economic growth in Elmore County

Wetupka, Alabama. (WSFA) – A California-based company recently opened the doors to its new home in Wetumpka.

Bella+Canvas announced in the spring that they would move into the old Russell Brands building, bringing 557 new jobs to the Elmore County area.

“It was a home run for us,” said Cary Cox, executive director of the Elmore County Economic Development Authority.

Cox added that these jobs have spurred more businesses into the area by bringing more jobs closer to home and spending locally.

“We have a small company coming in to support Bella+Canvas, and we have another that we want to support,” Cox said.

Since the warehouse opened, the company has employed more than 180 people.

Cox said total payroll is estimated to be $10 million a year, but once the company is fully staffed, they will be “looking at a payroll of $250 to $30 million, which will be handed over in the community.”

Available vacancies at Bella+Canvas can be found here.

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