Many area business people were excited after leaving a meeting at the NAEC Orange Room Tuesday afternoon.
They learned a business with a successful track record and strong financial history will be moving to Salem.
Mark Odom with Bay Creek Productions said he is looking to establish a satellite operation to work in conjunction with his company's two other factories in Mountain View, Mo., and Summersville, Mo.
Bay Creek Productions was established in 1991 and has grown into one of the country's leading manufacturers of cheerleading uniforms, Odom said.
He said his company's biggest contractor is Varsity Spirit Corporation, which is responsible for approximately 80 percent of the country's school cheer and athletic uniforms. "We (Bay Creek) represent about 22 percent of Varsity's production," Odom said. "So we are big in this industry."
"This will be good for us. We have a reservoir of people (with clothing manufacturing experience)," said Salem Mayor Gary Clayton referring to the workforce left by the close of the Tri-County Shirt Factory.
Applications for employment with Bay Creek Productions will be available Friday morning, July 13 at the Salem City Hall.