Councilman takes business owners on tour through north Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -  Councilman Richard Showers is taking development in the north part of the city into their own hands.

"Since you all have never seen north Huntsville, you're going to get that opportunity today," he said to about two dozen business owners and investors aboard a charted trolley.

He said he is on a mission to 'expose north Huntsville,' to show the assets of the community as well as share the history and the current investments being made.

"We work on the negative things in all parts of Huntsville, but we need to showcase the good things," said Shane Davis, Huntsville's director of urban development.

Everything from Alabama A&M's campus to the future site of Jemison High, as well as the Toyota plant were part of the tour.

"The whole idea of this tour today, this 2015 bus tour, is to show the positive side of north Huntsville," said Showers.

City leaders say they want to make the tour an annual trip to not only create more interest, but also showcase what has occurred and changed every year.

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