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Spending Millions To Lure Jobs

Updated: 2 years ago.
Houston County plans to spend millions of dollars for land in hopes of luring new industry to the area. Officials say two industries have shown interest in developing the land. (Photo Courtesy of ~JENO~ via Flickr.)

A central Georgia County is planning to spend millions of dollars for land in hopes of luring new industry to the area.

Houston County leaders plan to buy two tracts of land amounting to 879 acres for $6.26 million. County commission Chairman Tommy Stalnaker said the county has to do something to add industry in order to expand its tax base.

Two industries have shown interest in developing the land, said Angie Gheesling, executive director of the Houston County Development Authority. She said one would bring up to 100 jobs to the county.

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