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Expanding industry might bring 100 jobs

March 7th, 2008 · No Comments

An expanding industry might bring 100 new jobs to Surry County, The Mount Airy News reports today.

“They need to expand production,” said Ted Ashby, president of Surrey Bank & Trust and the current chairman of the Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc., announced during the monthly meeting of the city-county Liaison Committee, a group of Mount Airy and Surry County public leaders who discuss joint projects.

Ashby said the unnamed company will need extra manufacturing capacity if it wins a U.S. government contract.

Ashby also reported that Duke Energy is looking for more sites where it can help local communities attract new businesses. One potential site is the Piedmont West Corporate Industrial Park on Mount Airy’s outskirts.

Ashby said Duke Energy officials plan to visit the industrial park, perhaps in the next 30 to 60 days.

The Surry Messenger reports more extensively on Duke Energy’s interest. Brook R. Corwin’s report is here.

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