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Amtrak Expected to Offer Strong Economic Impact in Weldon

June 12, 2017

News of a possible Amtrak stop in Weldon has minds churning with the possibilities for economic development in the area. While the project is still in its earliest phases and future possibilities are myriad and hazy, local leadership already has ideas. Beyond the expansion of business in the area, there is also potential for a spike in tourism due to the rich history of the area. Julia Meacham, mayor of Weldon, views the prospect of the Amtrak station as a boon for the town, especially its tourism.

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