WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - Another business has chosen to make downtown Wichita Falls a place they want to be.
Tuesday morning Texoma Community Credit Union announced that they will be opening a third location inside the City National building at the intersection of 8th St. and Scott Ave.
Two years ago TCCU expanded their office on Southwest Pkwy.
Ever since they've been looking for another location and officials figured downtown was the place to be.
"There's a lot of excitement, a lot of things going on downtown and we wanted to be a part of it," C.E.O. of T.C.C.U., John Burkey said.
He believes it's important for TCCU to have a centralized location for the convenience of their customers.
Executive Director of Downtown Wichita Falls Development Jana Schmader is happy they picked the City National building.
"It will bring down the employees who fall in love with downtown and visit merchants," Schmader said. "It will bring down their families, bring down their members, their customers, their boards. So this is the first step in a trickle effect that we can see growth in."
Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce CEO Henry Florsheim said the very first time he came to the area for his first interview with the chamber, he sat in the park at 8th St. and Scott Ave. and saw an empty Big Blue, an empty Petroleum building, and the empty City National building.
But that's not the case anymore.
"The last couple years the momentum has really started to grow," Florsheim said. "And this announcement is a huge piece in the progression of the development of downtown Wichita Falls."
Florsheim said people want to see activity in a district and believe this expansion will lead to new customers for Texoma Community Credit Union and more people downtown.
"You want to feel like it's alive," Florsheim said. "And that's what's happening more and more in our downtown, not just during events, but every day."
The expansion is expected to create about five or six additional jobs and Florsheim believes that it will help fill the entire first floor of the City National building.
Florsheim said he applauds Texoma Community Credit Union for taking a risk and making an investment in the City National building.
Their new office will have free-standing pods for quicker transactions, be more high tech than their other locations, and have a new full suite for business services.
They are set to open at the beginning of October.