Columbia County ends economic development funding

Columbia County’s funding of the Columbia County Economic Development Corporation ended Tuesday, with neither a bang nor a whimper.

There was not a word of discussion at Tuesday’s County Board meeting before the supervisors voted, 20-3, to adopt a resolution ending the county’s funding of the economic development entity, at least through 2019.

Cheryl Fahrner, the organization’s executive director, said no one from the organization spoke on its behalf during the public hearing prior to adoption of the county’s $78 million budget, because the handwriting was already on the wall....

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Ken Notes: Arghhhhhhhh!!!!! One more time WEDC should pay part of the salary for an ED person in Every county and then work with these individuals to make state programs available on a level playing field!



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