With West Virginia University opening its Beckley campus this fall, investors from near and far have been looking at potential properties in the city.
Lisa Armes, a Century 21 First Choice real estate agent, tells the Register-Herald that she has been receiving calls for the past six months about properties in the area from local clients and those as far away as California.
Armes says she believes the recent spike in interest is because of WVU-Tech's upcoming arrival, and she looks forward to seeing the area grow.
She says people are interested in opening restaurants, antique stores, bookstores and bars in the Beckley area.
She currently has eight properties available for lease, and she is working with three strong leads to fill those vacancies.