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Marion County Economic State Under Discussion

Posted: Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 4:54 am

A special session of the Marion County Board of Supervisors served as a forum for discussion about the county’s economic state, and what can be done to capitalize on an upturn in the local business picture.

The Wednesday morning meeting brought together various city and county officials, discussing the overall state of their local economies and the county-wide picture. Board of Supervisors Chair Mark Raymie tells KNIA/KRLS News individual partners are doing well, but don’t often coordinate their efforts and usually pursue their own agendas.

Raymie says figures indicate that businesses see Marion County as a source of the eager and well-educated employees they’re looking for; but the area is lacking in amenities which workers are looking for such as day care.