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EDC appoints new officers

The Person County Economic Development Commission reappointed officers at its annual organizational meeting Tuesday.

Gordon Powell, Chair, Phillip Allen, Vice Chair and Derrick Sims, Secretary, were all reappointed to their respective positions.

EDC revises strategic plan

The EDC made minor changes to its three-year strategic plan.

The plan went into effect upon its adoption at the Tuesday meeting and will last until 2022.

Previously, the strategic plan said the EDC would pursue tax increases to achieve its development goals. Several EDC board members noted their opposition to tax increases for the EDC. The item was changed to “Pursue Dedicated Funding for Economic Development Efforts.”

Board members said funding could come from line item appropriations in the city and county budgets.

The EDC also added that it will compare the metrics it evaluates with other counties within the region. These metrics are tax base, median household income, metrics within the 6-14 workforce development program and the number of visits to development sites.

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