"It's always been a thoroughfare into the city but over the last 12 to 20 months, it has just sort of exploded with investment," Clark said.
Hard hat areas are a familiar sight in the city of Fayetteville and on Wedington Drive, business is booming.
Clark said, "it's the fastest growing residential site. You've got the west side of 540 and in particular along that strip and in that development there has become one where a lot of people are chosen to make home."
Businesses are building up based on the growing population, according to The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. Northwest Health System is getting in on the action and CEO, Dan McKay said this is the perfect spot for a new clinic.
"We look at traffic patterns, we look at population growth, we look at projected growth, Wedington is a fast growing market that is unmet. Patients don't have to leave that area and it's just easier to get in there. Certain parts of counties are growing faster than others and we are trying to be in those locations," McKay said.
Clark said it's an exciting time for west Fayetteville and compared to 10 years ago "the difference is night and day. There's just a lot of activity and it's going to continue."