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Long County Development Authority going online
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Long County Developmenth Authority Chairwoman Christy Wingate - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The Long County Development Authority discussed its plans to develop a Web site during the Sept. 22 meeting.
According to Chairwoman Christy Wingate, the home page is complete and the rest of the Web site is on schedule to be up and running by the end of the year.
Wingate said the page will serve as an outreach to prospective businesses to showcase some of the advantages of setting up shop in Long County. The site also will provide information for anyone who wants to gather information on Long County, and it will link to other community organizations’ Web pages.
Wingate also said the engineering firm of Maxwell and Reddick, which is in Statesboro, was hired by the authority to create plans for a deceleration lane on Highway 84 in front of the Industrial Park. Wingate said the Georgia Department of Transportation also has offered to help.
Wingate said she and authority member Wallace Shaw will meet with the engineering firm Sept. 29 to look at the site. All authority members are welcome to attend the meeting.
The chairwoman said she obtained several examples of conflict policies from other governmental agencies and will have a draft at the October meeting for the authority to review.
Authority member Gary Swindell addressed the importance of continuing to seek new prospects for the industrial park, and Wingate said she would contact the Georgia Economic Development Association to see if they could offer any more assistance.

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