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Coal plant employees fill temporary housing sites

(Jan. 17, 2014) -- The Kemper County coal plant has brought in thousands. And with so many incoming, there's been a shortage of housing in the area, creating a new business opportunity: camper and RV parks.

MERIDIAN, Miss. — The Kemper County coal plant has brought in thousands. And with so many incoming, there’s been a shortage of housing in the area, creating a new business opportunity: camper and RV parks, according to ABC 11 WTOK.

Many have been capitalizing on this influx with campgrounds like these. The coal plant employees need a place to live, and campgrounds are popular because they allow the workers to bring in their own homes to live on a temporary basis, ABC 11 WTOK reports.

Apartments, houses and even hotels have filled up with coal plant employees over the past few years. ABC 11 WTOK explains, as soon as the workers began pouring in, campgrounds like the Moscow RV Park began popping up.

To read the full story by ABC 11 WTOK click here.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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