Tuesday’s announcement by the city of Opelika that vitamin manufacturer Pharmavite would be bringing a new manufacturing facility and ultimately up to 400 jobs to the city was just what the doctor ordered — literally, as medical doctor Governor Robert Bentley was on hand to help celebrate the economic development achievement.

Mayor Gary Fuller, state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, the Opelika City Council and numerous other local luminaries were on hand for the event held in City Council chambers Tuesday afternoon.

It was a proud day to be in Opelika; it was a prouder day to live in Opelika.

This announcement further goes to prove what each member of this editorial board has long believed throughout their entire lives: Opelika is a great place to do business.