BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) We told you Saturday night about the report the state's Chamber of Commerce released this week, stating that many Kentucky communities have bounced back from the 2008 recession.
Local business employees say they believe Bowling Green is also improving economically.
They say it could be because more businesses -- chains and local -- have opened and for a smaller city, it has a lot of attractions and options to offer out-of-towners.
"Definitely now... working here, we're full every single day," said Jordan Elmore who works at Griff's Deli.
"So if you have the extra spending money to go out to eat or buy a new record, I would say that the economy is doing well," said Rachel Feldman, the manager at Mellow Matt's Records.
Feldman said Mellow Matt's opened in October and business hasn't slowed down since.
Both said they are happy to see more businesses open and more job opportunities available.