FOLEY, AL – There’s a lot of renewed excitement surrounding the 500 acre sports tourism and entertainment complex on the Foley Beach Express.
It’s still officially called Blue Collar Country, but the Poarch Creek Indians, who are now operating the facility, will change the name and release detailed information about the theme park soon.
The local housing market will benefit from the massive entertainment development. Developers say nearby home values could increase as much as 10 to 20 percent when the complex opens.
“You’re going to create 1,500 jobs, so 1,500 people need a place to live,” says Chuck Corley, operations manager for the facility.
Local realtors are excited about potential growth around the development. Home prices have already increased five to eight percent from 2014.