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City, county forge new economic development agreement


        After the position has sat vacant for over a year, the need for an economic development director has become increasingly apparent to leaders who say Pickens County is missing opportunities for development and job creation.

At the board of commissioners’ work session last week, Pickens County Industrial Authority Chair Don Boggus told commissioners, “My concern is we’ve been 15 months without this position being filled and we’re missing out on some low-hanging fruit.”

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