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56 downtown Augusta businesses launch marketing campaign to lure patrons, curb reputation for crime

...most city leaders in late August, just in time for the start of school.Augusta Mayor Deke Copen haver and Economic Development Director Walter Sprouse were unaware of the campaign, which will run until February, when downtown businesses will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-15/downtown-augusta-businesses-
Counties getting into economic incentives

...eventually will employ 1,750 people, said economic development director Don Moss. He said Frontier was given $600...said. Greg Cummings, Robeson County's economic development director, said he hopes his county's program will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/15/biz_211353.shtml
XXX Bizarre
Housing raises ire in commission

...message to last week. It came during an argument between some Augusta commissioners and their Housing and Economic Development Director Warren Smith over funding freezes to agencies that build or rehabilitate dilapidated housing in the poorest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/06/cit_446629.shtml
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City's riverfront work getting under way soon

...the first developments in the city's proposed central riverfront area, said Skip Grkovic, the city's economic development director. He spoke at a public meeting Tuesday. North Augusta officials have discussed development of the 205-acre...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/13/bus_272843.shtml
Business
Facility will bring jobs, investment to Barnwell

...heralding the 1,000-person company that operates seven facilities in six states.Marty Martin, the economic development director of Barnwell County, said the facility already has about 45 employees and is expecting to hire about 15 more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-08-25/facility-will-bring-jobs-inve
Metro
Battery plant to generate 120 new jobs

...facility. The plant also would require wastewater and hazardous waste permits. Jerry Long, Burke County's economic development director, said Fiamm operates six factories in Italy. The Burke County plant would build backup batteries for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/10/bus_282077.shtml
Business
Safety of new battery plant questioned

...manufacturer planning a $30 million plant, was particularly challenging to land, said Mr. Long, the county's economic development director. "There were 18 other communities vying for it -- and that's just in Georgia," he said. Columbia County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/17/met_287676.shtml
Metro
Battery plant to generate 120 new jobs

...facility. The plant also would require wastewater and hazardous waste permits. Jerry Long, Burke County's economic development director, said Fiamm operates six factories in Italy. The Burke County plant would build backup batteries for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/10/met_282114.shtml
Metro
Sanford heightens focus on tourism

...Bureau; Ashby Ward, the executive director of the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce; and Toni Nance, the economic development director for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Travel and tourism is a $14.7 billion industry in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/07/bus_362774.shtml
Business
So much to gossip about, but so little space to write

...events in city government last week included Chief Tax Appraiser Sonny Reece being shown the door; Housing and Economic Development Director Warren Smith being given 15 days to make commissioners and some community development agencies happy with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/20/cit_447880.shtml
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