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Sharp County Economic Development

Thursday, July 31, 2008

A press conference was held July 23 to help Sharp County residents better understand the goal of the new "Powering Rural Development" project. Highland Mayor Jerome Norwood, Ash Flat Mayor Danny Traw, Hardy Mayor Nina Thornton and Cherokee Village Mayor Lloyd Hefley represented the citizens of their individual cities. Alan McVey, executive director for Delta Center of Economic Development, explained that the program is meant to, "Help Sharp County develop their vision and find out how we can make that vision a reality." McVey also said that Sharp County's leadership is the main reason the county was chosen as the first participant in the project and will be leading the way for an additional nine counties over the next three years. The first steps of the project will be developing a list of strengths and weaknesses, looking at where the global economy is going and organizing many meetings with small groups, committees and members of Sharp County in order to discover what strategies will bring jobs and motivate local citizens, according to McVey. Photo/Baker

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