Business continues to expand or look for a new home in the city of El Centro as a "big box" store is reportedly looking for a potential location here.
Oscar Rodriquez, city director of economic development, said he is not at liberty to mention the name of the business.
"Yes, we are dealing with some large big boxes," he said Thursday.
Rumors are that the business is Wal-Mart, continuing its efforts to locate a Super Wal-Mart in the Imperial Valley.
El Centro Mayor Cheryl Walker said Wal-Mart continues to look for a location "south of Interstate 8."
"Wal-Mart in general is looking to put a big-box somewhere in southern Imperial County," Walker said, adding that the retailer has been looking for such a location for three or four years. "There are no definitive plans for them to locate here."
Wal-Mart spokesman Bob McAdam said it is not true that the company is looking to locate a super center in El Centro.