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HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KSDK) - The old Ford plant off of I-270 is now home to new economic growth in the city of Hazelwood.

Aviator Business Park took over part of the site that closed in 2008. Several companies are looking to relocate there, including International Foods Plant.

City officials said the economic future looks good thanks to the city's supply of land like the old Ford plant - just waiting for companies to come in.

Before the plant closed it was one of Hazelwood's biggest employers for nearly six decades.

Emerald Automotive is one part of the automotive industry in Hazelwood that is gearing up for a comeback.

It will build the first electric delivery van in the world in Hazelwood.

Emerald is one year away from starting production, but the company is already planning for hundreds of jobs.