WESTOVER, Md. - Wal-Mart is expanding stores nationwide adding about 22,000 new jobs. For years now we've heard about plans to build a new Wal-Mart distribution center in Somerset County.
It's expected to bring 750 badly needed jobs. But construction has yet to begin.
The site of the distribution center, which has been fenced in, is on Revells Neck Road. But there's been no groundbreaking.
WBOC called Wal-Mart, but so far we've heard no word on when construction will begin.
Customers at a barber shop in Princess Anne have been talking about the Wal-Mart distribution center. The only question they have is when.
James Leatherbury says,"We want it to come. We want it to hurry up and get here."
Leatherbury says the 750 jobs are badly needed in Somerset County and he plans to apply for a job when the facility is built.
"For beneficial reasons. You know I have kids and I need benefits just like every other person," Leatherbury says.
Danny Stevens from the Princess Anne Chamber of Commerce says, "Any sort of center would have an impact, an immediate impact."
Stevens says he hasn't heard any updates on the project's status. Stevens says the center would help the town and the Eastern Shore.
Stevens says,"I think it would bring more businesses to town and the surrounding area."
But so far they've seen no construction. Leatherbury says it's frustrating.