Local officials lay groundwork for economic development

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By David Meade

Local officials began laying the groundwork and working out details for an area wide economic development committee during a meeting held Tuesday at the Lander Library.

The Palmetto Area Economic Development Committee will be comprised of local community leaders who have offered to bring their abilities to the committee’s goal of attracting an industry or industries to the Williamston – Pelzer – West Pelzer area.

The committee includes elected offials and others and is being chaired by Williamston Counciman and business owner Dr. Mack Durham.

Durham presented information and a slide presentation on the committee and it’s goals to a group of about 16 people who attended the meeting.

The group is planning a jobs fair and public information meeting to be held soon, officials said.  More details on the Tuesday meeting will be posted soon.