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Newberry County forming Economic Development Task Force

NEWBERRY COUNTY – Newberry County is seeking 10 community-minded residents to serve on a task force that will direct the county’s first ever Economic Development Strategic Plan.

Newberry County’s Economic Development Director, Rick Farmer, said a focused economic development strategic plan is common in forward-thinking communities, and helps guide a community on what its priorities should be in economic development. He said community participation in the process will be critical to crafting a plan most everyone can get behind.

“We’re calling on volunteers to help craft a plan that’s beneficial to everyone,” Farmer said. “We ask for their time and effort to deliver a plan that’s meaningful, representative, and thoughtful.”

The Economic Development Strategic Plan will be spearheaded by task force members, assisted by county staff and administration. A professional consulting team with direct experience in…

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