URBANA - Urbana Business is on the rise and that means more places to eat, shop or work out.
The Urbana Business Association Executive Director says she has talked to more people eager to open up shop in the area.
In the last 3 months, 8 businesses have either opened or expanded which is something they haven't seen in a few years because of the economy.
The Pines area of southeast Urbana has businesses working together to bring in the customers.
Staff at neighboring businesses Cafe Zojo and Kinex Fitness Studios say they've had a lot of business in the past month.
Kinex Fitness Studios even had to expand and hire more staff to accommodate their increase in customers.