Monday lawmakers and county leaders in Whitley county celebrated a new business coming to Williamsburg bringing new jobs for more than 250 workers.
"It's helped us," says Williamsburg Resident Charles Evans "Thirteen dollars an hour doesn't come everyday around here. It's a wonderful opportunity."
Evans' wife Rita used to have to travel 75 miles a day for work . . But now can work just a mile and half from home.
Congressman Hal Rogers was at the ribbon cutting for the company, Datatrac.
"For the first time in our history we don't have to leave home to work and you can do it with brain power." says Rogers.
The new Datatrac employees will be transferring paper records into electronic form for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Lawmakers say eastern Kentucky's mountainous terrain doesn't restrict Datatrac's electronic product which can be easily shipped out by air or through the Internet.
Datatrac has a five-year contract with the USCIS to digitize more than 70-million paper files. At today's ribbon-cutting Datatrac officials hinted at even more jobs coming to the Williamsburg location in the future.